Here are some intersting beer stories:
-- Forbes reports on how Great Lakes Brewing Co. helped spawn the rebirth of the Ohio City neighborhood in Cleveland. “It was a struggling neighborhood,” Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson told Forbes. “Twenty years later, you go over there, nighttime Friday or Saturday night, it’s going to be packed. Cars can’t move, people just everywhere.” To read the full story, click here.
-- The website Full Pint reports on the Jackie O's special release schedule for next year. For more details, click here.
-- The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports on the Barley's Angels, an all-female beer drinking group. "Some women who go have never had anything more than a Bud Light," organizer Heather Ramsey told the newspaper. "... It (dark beer) looks masculine, or maybe they are worried about carbs, they're scared to venture out into anything too dark. Most of the time they are surprised by the flavors." To read the full story, click here.
-- The Associated Press reports that Florida craft brewers are trying to end a ban on growlers in the state. "It's such a stupid law," Ben Davis, owner of Intuition Ale Works, told the news service. "You can come in here and buy a gallon, you can buy a quart, you can buy two quarts, but I can't sell you a half-gallon. And it's the industry standard. You go to Colorado, you go to a brewery there and say 'Hey, I want a growler of X beer,' they don't ask you, 'Hey! Do you want it in a quart or do you want it in a gallon?'" To read the full story, click here.
-- Paste reports on the rise of self-serve bars. You just pour your own beer. To read the full story, click here.