Here are some interesting beer stories:
-- The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that Mill Street Brewery from Toronto is moving into the U.S., starting with Cleveland. "It's close enough to Toronto," co-founder Steve Abrams says. "The location makes sense, and we share the Great Lakes." To read the full story, click here.
-- The Artful Pint examined how Ohio craft breweries use Twitter. "Cleveland’s Great Lakes Brewing Company is very active on Twitter and over the last five or so years they’ve amassed a whopping 5,821 tweets," Bob Lesher writes. "That’s just about 10% of all tweets from Ohio craft breweries! Not bad. Right behind Great Lakes Brewing Company is The Zauber Brewing Company out of Columbus." To read the full analysis, click here.
-- The Brew Professor is asking its fans to create the "Ultimate Cincinnati Six Pack." Readers can vote on which six Cincinnati beers to include. The leaders as of Wednesday afternoon (at least by "Thumbs up"): MadTree PsycHOPathy, Rhinegeist Truth, MadTree Galaxy High, MadTree Happy Amber, MadTree Gnarly Brown and MadTree Sprye. To check out the project, click here.
-- WCPO reports that Jungle Jim's has doubled the size of its beer department. "Company officials said the remodel allowed them to expand their overall selection from 1,500 to 4,000 varieties of product," Jesse Folk writes. To read the full story, click here.
-- The Daily Meal reports on the "World's Most Alcoholic Beers." "Brewers all over the world have been in a no-holds-barred competition to see who can brew the highest alcohol-by-volume (ABV), best tasting beer, creating concoctions for the past four years that contain more alcohol than whiskey while still retaining that earthy yeast flavor that beer lovers crave," author Emily Alford writes. Among the beers are Dogfish Head World Wide Stout, Samuel Adams Utopias and Brewmeister Snake Venom. To read the full story, click here.
-- The Lancaster, Pa., newspaper reports on the lack of loyalty when it comes to craft beer drinkers. “Today, there are so many new breweries. You can’t blame the consumer for being inquisitive and wanting to try new things,” Bill Moore of the Lancaster Brewing Co. says. “But where people used to be loyal to a brewery, now they’re willing to try anybody.” To read the full story, click here.