Here are some interesting beer stories:
-- Drink Up Columbus has a Q&A with the brewmaster at Father John's Microbrewery in Bryan. That's the brewery, restaurant and brew-on-premise business inside a former Methodist church. "We’ve got a pretty small brewing system, so it’s easy for us to do experimental batches, and if they don’t work out, we haven’t lost much besides time," brewmaster Chuck Martin says. To read the full story, click here.
-- The Artful Pint offers up the "Top 10 Ohio Craft Brewery Websites." The top 10 includes Fat Head's, Hoof Hearted, Mt. Carmel, Great Lakes and 50 West. To read the analysis and the entire list, click here.
-- The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that attorney Mark Dudash, who resurrected Duquesne beer, is now bringing back the Fort Pitt brand. “It’s a very good session beer like Duquesne," he says. "I believe there’s still a market for beers like that." To read the full story, click here.
-- The Syracuse Post-Standard reports on the results of the TAP New York fest. Brewery Ommegang won the "Best Craft Beer in New York" award for its Witte. The "Best Craft Beer Brewery in New York State" honor went to Keuka Brewing. To read the full story, click here.
-- The Washington Post reports on Flying Dog Brewing releasing a beer with Old Bay seasoning. “You can taste it in the beer," brewmaster Matt Brophy says. "If you make the beer and you call it Old Bay beer and people have to use their imagination to figure out where’s the Old Bay, that seems kind of gimmicky to me. If we say there’s Old Bay in it, there’s Old Bay in it, and you’re gonna taste it.” To read the full story, click here.
-- ABC News reports on an annual beer tasting in Pennsylvania held at a nudist colony. Yes, people sample beer while naked. To read the full story, click here.
-- The Western Australian reports that Gage Roads Brewing in Perth opted to dump $1 million worth of beer because it was bad. "As of this morning, we decided we didn't really feel that that product was meeting our standard," managing director John Hoedemaker says. "We weren't proud enough to sell that to the public, so we've decided to withdraw that from sale." To read the full story, click here.