Here are some interesting beer stories:
-- The Huffington Post reports on the "The 10 Best Beers You've Probably Never Heard Of" and one of them is from Ohio. Thirsty Dog Wulver Wee Heavy Ale is No. 9 on the list. "This happens to be a leading candidate for the best BBA beer ever made," beer expert Jon Richards says. (P.S., if you're a loyal craft beer drinker, you probably have heard of these beers.) To read the full story, click here.
-- The Lorain Morning Journal reports on Franking Brewing Co., a small nanobrewery outside Elyria. “We’re at the point where we have steady business, but it’s a matter of being able to keep up,” Aaron Schickel says. “The last thing I want to do is tell a customer they have to wait a month.” To read the full story, click here.
-- The Boston Globe reports on the new book The Craft Beer Revolution, authored by Brooklyn Brewery co-founder and Ohio native Steve Hindy. "I think back to when we started with Brooklyn Lager," he says. "A lot of people in Brooklyn spit it out. They said, 'It’s dark, it’s bitter. Why don’t you make a beer like Heineken?' Today craft beer is very well known. No one’s going to spit it out." To read the full story, click here.
-- WDTN in Dayton reports on the proposal to raise the alcohol-by-volume limit in Ohio to 21 percent. “We like to stretch the bounds as a craft brewer,” Lock 27 Brewing owner Steve Barnhart says. “It’s all about quality and not necessarily quantity.” To watch the report, click here.
-- The Detroit News reports on the growing craft industry in Michigan. “We’re seeing lots of growth in volume and the number of craft brewers,” Scott Graham, executive director of the Michigan Brewers Guild, says. “Michigan breweries are very well respected across the country. We have world-class beer.” To read the full story, click here.
-- Widmer Brothers Brewing announced fhe first three beers in its 30 Beers for 30 Years Series. The brewery is celebrating its 30th anniversary. To see the beers, click here.
-- The Associate Press reports that Anheuser-Busch is contributing $3 million to the NCAA so the organization can continue exploring problems caused by alcohol. To read the full report, click here.
-- The Drinks Business reports that Australian beer consumption has hit a 69-year low. Beer drinkers are shifting to craft beer and drinking less. ”They’d rather have one or two beers that they really enjoy than a six-pack that is really only giving them some refreshment and a hangover," beer writer Matt Kirkegaard says. To read the full story, click here.
-- The Drinks Business reports on "Top 10 fine dining beers." "Selling an expensive bottle of fine wine will of course be a priority for many profit conscious restaurateurs, however attention should undoubtedly be paid to crafting a beer list of equal quality," author Lauren May writes. The list includes Samuel Adams Utopias, Liefmans Cuvee Brut and Chimay Grand Reserve. To read the full report, click here.