Here are some interesting beer stories:
-- Scene reports on Early Bird Brewing Co., a new nanobrewery that wants to open near Ohio City in Cleveland. "My goal is to be a small brewery that essentially serves the neighborhood," owner Pedro Sarsama says. "I'm not interested in attracting people from all over the region." To read the full story, click here.
-- The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that the Burning River Fest will be July 25-26. "We're definitely going to make some enhancements," Allison Solomon, director of communications for the Burning River Foundation, says. To read the full story, click here.
-- The Columbus Business Journal reports on the expansion plans for North High Brewing Co. The brewery and brew-on-premise operation is jumping from a two-barrel system to a 20-barrel system. To read the full story, click here.
-- Paste magazine reports that craft beer now accounts for the largest share of beer sales in Portland. It's the first city where craft sales have exceeded sales for macros, it says. To read the full story, click here.
-- Fortune magazine reports on the release of Coors Light Summer Brew, a citrus-flavored beer targeted at Hispanics. "Winning in beer for MillerCoors means we have to win with the multicultural consumer," says Rudy Rodriguez, the company's senior director of multicultural marketing. To read the full story, click here.