Here are some interesting beer stories, including many from Ohio:
-- Scene Magazine reports that Rick Semersky, owner of Sterle's Country House in the St. Clair Superior neighborhood, plans to launch a 10-barrel brewery on East 55th Street. "This will be an old-school brewery brewing pilsners and lagers — stuff that fits in with what we're doing at Sterle's," Semersky says. "You're not going to find any crazy hopped-up IPAs with funny, stupid names." To read the full story, click here.
-- The Dayton Business Journal reports that a microbiologist has launched a brewing consulting business in Miamisburg. “We offer a wide range of yeast management, quality control and quality assurance services," Michael Barnhart, owner of Double Helix Brewing Consulting, says. To read the full story, click here.
-- The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports on which beer glass goes with which beer style. "As most beer drinkers know, the glass-beer style pairing is only semi-scientific; you really can't go too wrong if you match the wrong style in the wrong glass," author Marc Bona writes. To read the full story, click here.
-- Soapbox Cincinnati reports on the rise of craft beer in the Queen City and the community's appetite for local brews. "I'll never forget sitting in a room with Blake [Horsburgh] and Whit [Hesser] and we were doing the beer count, and the next thing you know we're doing the math and we go, 'We're going to be out of beer. We're going to be a microbrewery and you walk in the door and we're not going to have any beer available because everybody drank it all,' " Fifty West Brewing's Bobby Slattery says. To read the full story, click here.
-- A Philadelphia TV station did a blind beer taste test with people, asking them them to pick their favorite among Corona Light, Bud Light, Coors Light and Miller Lite. Five of them chose Corona Light. To watch the report, click here.
-- The Wisconsin State Journal reports on a $10 price increase and other changes at the Great Taste of the Midwest beer festival. To read the report, click here.
-- A Miami TV station reports that Florida International University has launched a brewing class. “People think that we just sit here and drink all day long but it’s really about the science and the art of making the beer and enjoying it,” graduate student Matthew Eeintraub says. To watch the report, click here.