Here are some interesting beer stories:
-- Scene Magazine offers up a list of its nine favorite Cleveland beers, leading off with Great Lakes Chillwave Double IPA. Hoppin' Frog BORIS the Crusher Oatmeal Imperial Stout and Fat Head's IBUsive IPA also made the cut. To see the full list, click here.
-- Firestone Walker is searching for the "Ultimate Beer Geek." People can post a short video online and two winners get to attend the Firestone Walker Invitational Beer Festival. For more details, click here.
-- NBC 7 reports on Stone Brewing Co. creating a special beer to honor brewery worker Matthew Courtright, who was killed in a forklift accident last year. The beer is called Matt's Burning Rosids. To read the full story, click here.
-- Yes, another Valentine's Day has come and gone, but Draft Magazine offers up a list of 10 chocolate beers to share with a loved one. The list includes Rogue Chocolate Stout and Fort Collins Double Chocolate Stout. To read the full list, click here.
-- Anheuser-Busch InBev issued a news release about the new Signature Copper Lager. The beer is being sold in Ohio. "For Busch drinkers who work hard and want to celebrate an accomplishment, big or small, we created a smooth-tasting copper lager for those moments in life that deserve something slightly more special," Edison Yu, vice president of value brands at Anheuser-Busch, said in a prepared statement. "Busch Signature is the first and only copper lager in the category and a simple, approachable choice for consumers that seek a more flavorful beer without any of the pretentiousness." To read the full release, click here.
-- The Oregonian reports on a new year-round IPA released by Deschutes Brewery: Fresh Squeezed IPA. "We couldn't keep this beer on the shelf last year due to its popularity, so we're excited to share this damn tasty beer with even more people this year," assistant brewmaster Veronica Vega told the newspaper. To read the full story, click here.
-- The Toronto Star reports on the discontent between craft brewers in Ontario and the government. “Why do you hate Ontario craft brewers?” Jason Fisher, who owns Indie Alehouse Brewing, yelled at Premier Kathleen Wynne. To read the full story, click here.