Here are some interesting beer stories:
-- Scene chats with Winking Lizard Tavern co-owner John Lane. "I learned the beer culture from Europe and have tried to bring much of that here," he says. "I think it starts from the fact that here beer is regulated by liquor commissions and in Europe it is considered a food item." To read the full story, click here.
-- The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports on Bernie Beer, the brew carrying the name of former Cleveland Browns quarterback Bernie Kosar. The brown ale, being made at Cellar Rats Brewery, will be released May 8. To read the full story, click here.
-- Scene reports on the Brick and Barrel brewery planned for the Flats in Cleveland. "Around the country, where I have worked and lived, the brewery spaces that have been really fun and successful have been in those industrial areas," Karl Spiesman says. "We love it down there." To read the full story, click here.
-- Columbus Monthly reports on the canned beer craze. “People are becoming smarter beer drinkers in general,” says B.J Solomon, co-owner of Buckeye Canning. “They say they want the best beer and now they want the best packaging, which ends up being the can.” To read the full story, click here.
-- TapPullers reports on its visit to the Main Street Grille and Brewing Co. in Garrettsville. "We are working on opening a distribution facility," brewmaster Mike Mallone says. "It will be 15BBL and will be located right across the creek. It will have 6 fermenters and 2 brite tanks." To read the full interview, click here.
-- Drink Up Columbus reports that Rockmill Brewery in Lancaster is releasing two new beers on May 10: Petit Saison and Cask-Aged Dubbel. To read the full story, click here.
-- The Boston Beer Co. reported first quarter 2014 net revenue of $183.8 million, an increase of $47.9 million, or 35 percent, over the same period last year, the company said in a news release. To read the full release, click here.
-- Boston Beer Co. announced the release of the Samuel Adams 2014 LongShot Variety Six-Pack. The pack includes winners of last year's LongShot competition. The beers are an American stout, gratzer and pineapple IPA. To read a news release, click here.
-- FSR reports on "Simple Steps to Build a Better Beer Program." They include offering variety and educating employees. To read the full story, click here.