Here's a lengthy rundown of some interesting beer stories:
-- The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports on Anheuser-Busch InBev's strategy when it comes to Super Bowl ads this year. The company is buying 3 1/2 minutes of advertising this year -- 30 seconds less than last year -- and the ads will feature Clydesdales, the newspaper says. To read the full story, click here.
-- Cleveland Magazine has named Lance Rice, the autistic man who's on a quest to visit breweries and write a beer book, as one of the community's "2014 Most Interesting People." To read the full story, click here.
-- The Cincinnati Enquirer reports on the new bottling line at Listermann/Triple Digit Brewing. The new line features screen-printed 12-ounce bottles. The brewery had been hand bottling and using only 22-ounce bottles. To read the full story, click here.
-- This Week in Columbus reports on the upcoming Grandview High Gravity Hullabaloo. "We want to help promote the craft-beer movement and help make sure that after its wave has crested, that these beermakers can stay in business," Grandview Craft Beer Alliance co-founder Jamie Gentry tells the publication. To read the full story, click here.
-- The Columbus Dispatch catches up with the proposal to increase the alcohol limit on beer in Ohio. “It has never made any sense to me that wine has no similar cap or that you can buy inexpensive, poor-quality alcohol at any grocery that is around 20 percent, but flavorful, innovative high-gravity beers are banned," Colin Castore, one of the owners of Seventh Son Brewing, told the newspaper. To read the full story, click here.
-- Jelly Belly is releasing a Hefeweizen-inspired ale flavor . "This took about three years to perfect," Ambrose Lee, research and development manager for Jelly Belly Candy Co., said in a news release. "The recipe includes top secret ingredients, but I can tell you it contains no alcohol." To read the full release, click here.
-- Paste Magazine is running a competition to name the best cheap American beer. The 16 brews include Coors, Busch, Miller High Life, Budweiser and Icehouse. To check out the contest, click here.
-- National Public Radio reports on the trend of blending beer and wine. "It's fun stuff, it's weird stuff, and I think it works," Sebastian Zutant, sommelier and owner of the D.C. restaurant The Red Hen, says. To read the full story, click here.
-- Buffalo Business First reports on how the community is trying to promote beer tourism and create a Buffalo beer trail. “The wineries wanted to increase wine sales, and one way to do it was to use tourism and create events to draw people," Arlene White told the publication. To read the full story, click here.
-- The Coloradoan newspaper reports that New Belgium Brewing is seeking submissions for its Clips Beer & Film Tour. About 20 short films will be selected for the nationwide tour, which will travel to 21 cities across the United States, starting in May. For more details, click here.'
-- The Sun Sentinel reports that South Florida is booming with craft brewery openings. "There's a slingshot effect in Florida as it's trying to catch up to other parts of the country," Mike Halker, president of the Florida Brewers Guild and founder of Due South Brewing Co. in Boyton Beach, tells the newspaper. To read the full story, click here.
-- The Eater.com reports that Brooklyn Brewery is opening a brewery at the Culinary Institute of America in New York City. "The operations at the brewery will be integrated into the curriculum of the college's degree programs," a news release says. To read the full story, click here.
mo-- The Indianapolis Star offers advice for those attending Winterfest on Feb. 1. Among the recommendations: Remember that when drinking a beer with an alcohol content of six percent or more, you may want to sip, not do shots. To read the full story, click here.
-- The website Punch spent 24 hours hanging out at a drive bar in New Orleans. "While I’ve spent many a long, rowdy night at Brothers III, I wondered: what does a dive bar like this look like when the sun’s rising?" author Sarah Baird writes. "What does it look like at high noon?" To find out, click here."
-- T-- -- CNBC reports that a small brewery in Seattle has scored with a new beer honoring Seahawks fans. Hilliard's Beer has released 12th Can, a play off the term "12th man," which refers to the fans. To read the full story, click here.
-- The Associated Press reports on Trappist monks in the U.S. getting into beer-making. Brothers of St. Joseph’s Abbey outside of Boston started selling the first Trappist beer made outside of Europe last week. To read the full story, click here.
-- WBIR-TV reports that Yuengling is making ice cream -- just not beer-flavored ice cream. To read the full story, click here.
-- The Telegraph in the United Kingdom reports on pairing the right cut of beef with the right beer. For example, Pilsner Urquell is recommended for filet, while Brooklyn Lager is recommended for flat iron. To read the full story, click here.
-- The Toronto Sun reports on Canadian beers that go well with chicken wings. "On a basic level, some of the same chemical reactions take place in cooking as take place in kilning barley (it’s the third phase of malting)," author Jordan St. John writes. "It’s for this reason that beer and chicken wings make such a great combination." To read the full story, click here.