Here are some interesting beer stories:
-- The Toledo Free Press reports on the Glass City Beer Festival, which takes place Friday. “A lot of these microbrews can be costly compared to your domestic/tap beers so it’s a great place to try them without spending a lot of money on a six-pack that you may not enjoy,” Northwest Ohio Hemophilia Foundation Executive Director Carla Wells told the paper. To read the full story, click here.
-- Columbus Alive reports on expansion plans for North High Brewing, which include a second brewing location. "Even though it seems like a ton of local breweries have been popping up, but with the size of Columbus, the community is still largely underserved," Gavin Meyers tells the publication. "If you go to the suburbs, you won't find nearly as many local or craft beer taps at bars. We want to change that. I guess you could say we're on a craft beer crusade." To read the full story, click here.
-- The WCBE Foodcast interviews Barley's Smokehouse & Brewpub co-founder Lenny Kolada. To listen to the interview, click here.
-- Michigan Live reports that Rochester Mills Beer Co. will host the first public tour of its multi-million-dollar production facility in Auburn Hills on Saturday. To read the story, click here.
-- FSR Magazine reports on the trend of consumers abandoning domestic beer for wine, liquor and craft beer. "Two seemingly opposing trends are at play," Eric Schmidt, Technomic director of research, tells the magazine. "The slow economy and a level of uncertainty have some consumers reducing their visits to or spending in restaurants and bars, while at the same time their interest in more complex flavor experiences is prompting them to continue exploring more expensive products, such as single malt Scotch, imported vodka, and craft beer. It's reminiscent of the 'drinking less but drinking better' trend of the early 1990s." To read the full story, click here.
-- The Herald Sun reports on the oddest beer laws around the world. Apparently it's illegal to possess a cow while drunk in Scotland. To read the full story, click here.
-- Richmond.com reports on creative beer names, including Polygamy Porter, Santa's Butt Winter Ale, Citra Ass Down and Old Leghumper. To read the full story, click here.