Here are some interesting beer stories:
-- The Dayton Daily News reports on the Fifth Street Brewpub turning over its taps to Dayton-area breweries on Thursday (Dec. 12). The brewpub, which isn't brewing its own beer yet, will offer Yellow Springs, Dayton Beer, Hairless Hare, Lock 27, Star City, Cellar Dweller and Toxic Brew. “This is an excellent opportunity for those who have wanted to try beers from other Dayton breweries but just haven’t been able to get to all of them,” Fifth Street Brewpub spokeswoman Laura Hensley said in a news release. “Plus, it’s a perfect example of cooperation in action: local breweries in support of each other." To read the full story, click here.
-- The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports on the opening of Cleveland Beer Cellars, a pub that offers more than 500 specialty and craft beers in the University Circle area. The bar is co-owned by soap opera star Steve Burton. To read the full story, click here.
-- The Dayton Business Journal reports on Heidelberg Distributing's new headquarters -- a former tire manufacturing site. To read the full story, click here.
-- The website Eater.com has anointed "The 23 Hottest Craft Beer Bars in America Right Now" and lists the new Ei8ht Ball Brewing Co. in Bellevue, Ky., among them. To read the full story, click here.
To -- The Cincinnati Enquirer reports on the opening of the Eagle Food and Beer Hall, which features 16 drafts and 85 bottles and cans. To read the full story, click here.
-- The Columbus Dispatch reports on the Metro Parks allowing beer and wine at two shelters and two lodges next year. "Parks officials decided to allow beer and wine at the four locations because the park system was losing bookings for weddings, receptions and corporate retreats," the newspaper says. To read the full story, click here.
-- The Daily Meal does a taste test of Natural Light, Miller Lite, Heineken Light, Bud Light, Bud Light, Coors Light, Michelob Light, Trader José Light, Keystone Light, Amstel Light, and Corona Light. Miller Lite, Heineken Light and Trader Jose Light ranked as the best. To read the results, click here.
To -- China Economic Review reports on the Chinese craving premium beer brands. "China overtook the US as the world’s largest beer market by consumption in 2002," the story says. "But while Chinese might drink a lot, they don’t pay nearly as much for a pint as their peers in Chicago or Tokyo. Profit margins for foreign beer makers are largely wafer thin and almost always have been." To read the full story, click here.