Here are some interesting beer stories:
-- The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that the state bill that would increase the ABV limit for beer in Ohio remains in committee and hasn't had a hearing yet. There's no target date for a hearing, but one will happen, the newspaper says. To read the full story, click here.
-- Brewbound reports that Corona is going after tap handles as it expands into draft beer. The brewer has targeted Cincinnati for one of its roll-outs for Corona Extra. To read the full report, click here.
-- Fireman's Brew, a Los Angeles-based brewery founded by two firefighters, has moved into Ohio. “We’re excited to be launching our beers throughout Ohio in a coordinated fashion with three of the state’s largest distributors,” Rob Nowaczyk, founder of Fireman’s Brew, said in a news release. “Fireman’s Brew continues to receive a great response from consumers across the Midwest, and with the expansion into Ohio we are now one step closer towards achieving our goal of building Fireman’s Brew into a national brand.” To read a news release about the move, click here.
-- The Indianapolis Star reports on a new bookstore and brewery in the community called books & brews. “The bookstore was always the dream,” Jason Wuerfel says. “And then, when the market collapsed, there was no viability in a bookstore. How do you make your margins in order to survive?” To read the full story, click here.