Here are some interesting beer stories:
-- Just in time for the start of the Major League Baseball season, The Daily Meal reports on the "Top Baseball Stadiums for Craft Beer," with Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati coming at No. 3. Progressive Field in Cleveland ranks No. 13. To read the full story, click here.
-- Columbus Business First reports on Four String Brewing Co. putting its Brass Knuckle APA in cans. “Packaging is the natural next step for the business,” owner Dan Cochran says. “People can find us in bars. Now they’ll be able to take us home.” To read the full story, click here.
-- The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports on everything you'd want to know about IBUs. "Having IBUs listed on menus or bottle labels is helpful: While it is not a surefire way to say you will love or hate a beer, it isn't a bad indicator," author Marc Bona writes. To read the full story, click here.
-- WKEF ABC 22 in Dayton reports that beer distributors are busier than ever thanks to the Dayton Flyers' deep run in the NCAA Tournament. "It's gotten pretty hectic the last few weeks," Jason Miller of Bonbright Distributors says. "There is normally a fall off after St. Patrick's Day but with U.D. winning two games and one day on a Saturday it really helped out some of their costs." To watch the full story, click here.
-- The Lehigh Valley Express-Times reports on a beer forum featuring Jim Koch, Dick Yuengling and Sam Calagione. They offered up advice for new brewers and talked about the industry. "You need to give the consumer a reason to pick your beer and not one from the other 3,000 breweries out there," Koch said. To read the full story, click here.
-- The Huffington Post reports that the Whole Foods is starting to brew its own beer at a store in Houston. "As we developed our beer program and made it better, putting beer bars in our stores and offering growlers in our stores, it just seemed like a natural evolution for us," Nichole Becerra says. To read the full story, click here.
-- The Baltimore Sun reports that Ozzy Osbourne isn't happy with the beer Ozzy, a Belgian-style strong pale ale made by The Brewer's Art. The brewery has received a cease-and-desist letter from representatives of Osbourne, the newspaper says. To read the full story, click here.