Here are some interesting beer stories:
-- AOL Travel put together a list of "50 Places to Drink Local Brews in 50 States." The recommendation for Ohio? AOL Travel suggests Burning River Pale Ale at Great Lakes Brewing in Cleveland. (Of course, the site mentions you can drink while watching the Cuyahoga River and anybody who's been to Great Lakes knows you can't see the river from the brewpub.) To read the full list, click here.
-- The Cincinnati Enquirer reports that World of Beer is expanding into the Cincinnati market. The Florida-based chain isn't saying where, though. To read the full story, click here.
-- Alaskan Brewing announced in a news release that it's moving into Michigan and South Dakota. The brewery also is adding a new canning line. “It’s a huge day for us here at Alaskan,” co-founder Geoff Larson says. “We have so much going on, and it is all focused on bringing our beer to new consumers, in new locations and in new packages – while taking care of all the loyal customers who have gotten us this far.” To read the full news release, click here.
-- Reuters reports on the decline of the German beer industry. "Traditional family breweries, also under pressure from double-digit rises in energy, glass and malt costs, are struggling, some dying," author Madeline Chambers writes. To read the full story, click here.
-- The Associated Press reports that Belgian brewers want Belgians to fall in love with Belgian beer again. The brewers have launched a "Proud of our Beers" campaign. “Belgian beer made in Belgium but not drunk in Belgium is not really Belgian beer anymore,” Gert Christiaens, the owner of the Oud Beersel brewery, says. To read the full story, click here.