Here are some interesting beer stories:
-- WKYC-TV in Cleveland chats with Great Lakes Brewing head brewer Luke Purcell about the release of Barrel Aged Blackout Stout. Great Lakes held a party Monday to celebrate the release. To watch the report, click here.
-- The Lancaster Eagle Gazette catches up with the proposal to increase the alcohol limit in beer from 12 percent to 21 percent in Ohio. “I don’t think we could add much more alcohol content than we have right now. We have a batch that is 10 percent alcohol, and that’s about as high as our equipment will let us go,” Buckeye Lake Brewery owner Rich Hennosy told the newspaper. “But for creative reasons, to allow the brewers to experiment, they should let them and not let the government tell them what they have to make." To read the full story, click here.
-- The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports on ticket sales for the inaugural Cleveland Winter Beerfest, which takes place Jan. 31 and Feb. 1. To read the full story, click here.
To -- -- The Denver Post reports that the world's most interesting man -- at least according to Dos Equis -- is using his newfound fame to help raise money for dogs. "It's very simple. It takes money, and I can help them raise money," Jonathan Goldsmith told the Post. "The nicest thing about so-called celebrity status is to be able to call attention to the things that you believe in." To read the full story, click here.