Here are some interesting beer stories:
-- The Dayton Daily News reports that the Dayton Liederkranz Turner will hold a beer tasting party at 6 p.m. April 25. To read the full report, click here.
-- The Observer, the student newspaper at Case Western Reserve University, profiles the brewing scene in Akron, specifically Thirsty Dog Brewing Co. and Hoppin' Frog Brewery. "... Many are unaware that Akron is also home to two of the best breweries in Ohio," author Mike Suglio writes. "Thirsty Dog Brewing Company and Hoppin’ Frog are both nationally recognized breweries and quite unique and different not only from each other, but also from the other breweries I have reviewed." To read the full story, click here.
-- MSS has released the results of its US Bartender Influencer Study, which includes the most recommended beer brands by bartenders. The overall most recommended beer was Budweiser. Bud Light was the most recommended light beer brand, while Samuel Adams was tops for specialty/craft. To read a news release on the results, click here.
-- The Irish Mirror reports on a beer vending machine being installed in a local pub. "Some people have hated it," owner Joseph Ryan says. "It has started a discussion. But there are others who have been really nice about it." To read the full story, click here.
-- The Oregonian reports that a federal proposal concerning how brewers dispose of their spent grains could increase the price of beer. Most brewers hand over the grain to farmers. "The proposal would classify companies that distribute spent grain to farms as animal feed manufacturers, possibly forcing them to dry and package the material before distribution," the newspaper writes. To read the full story, click here.