Here are some interesting beer stories:
-- The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that the Wholesale Beer & Wine Association of Ohio dumped a boatload of money into the campaign pockets of state politicians right as they were approving a bill making sure brewers can't own distributorships in the state. At the time, Anheuser-Busch InBev was buying C&G Distributing in Lima. House Speaker Bill Batchelder, R-Medina, got the most cash: $25,655.52. To read the full story, click here.
-- The Cincinnati Enquirer has posted a photo gallery showing off Taft's Ale House, a new brewpub opening in Cincinnati. To view the photos, click here.
-- WCPO reports on the second annual StarkBier Fest being held March 28 at Listermann Brewing Co. in Cincinnati. "After a strong showing during its inaugural year, Listermann decided to add a second day for the festival to support the demand," Jesse Folk writes. To read the full report, click here.
-- TapPullers profiles North High Brewing Co. in Columbus. "You have to pay so much attention to detail," co-owner Tim Ward tells the website. "I mean anyone can make beer, but to make a product for selling, and then seeing your customers enjoy it, that’s what gets me. Getting great feedback about the product, that’s what keeps me going." To read the full Q&A, click here.
-- The Minneappolis/St. Paul Business Journal reports on a group of beer fans who are pushing the state to allow alcohol sales on Sundays. It's even released a TV ad to support its cause. "The new ad makes light of the idea that alcohol can't be sold on a certain day of the week. An actor is denied toilet paper because it's Wednesday, while his wife awaits frustrated in the bathroom," the publication writes. To read the full report and watch the ad, click here.