Here are some interesting beer stories:
-- Fat Head's and Buckeye had beers advance in the seventh annual Global Warming Open. Fat Head's Zest for Breasts (an apparent replacement for Sunshine Daydream) and Bumble Berry, along with Buckeye Meh moved into the second round. Hoppin' Frog Turbo Shandy, Buckeye Sunstream and Willoughby Hazy Days TownHall Edition went out in the first round. To see the first round results, click here.
-- WCPO reports on a Cincinnati man's attempt to chug a 25-year-old can of HuDey. “[I was worried] that my brother would do whatever he could to make it worse. I also thought about whether my life insurance policy covered beer chugs,” Danny Spears said. To read the full story and watch a video of the attempt, click here.
-- Drink Up Columbus reports on Barley's Brewing's new Uncharted Territory series, which involves blending beers. To read the full report, click here.
-- The Brew Professor reports on expansion at MadTree Brewing Co. in Cincinnati. "Big things are brewing at MadTree," the site says. "Besides cranking out a bunch of new beer recipes, the brewers at MadTree are aiming to satisfy increased market and refine their taproom experience." To read the full report, click here.
-- The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports on the return of Fort Pitt. Mark Dudash, founder of Duquesne Brewing Co., has brought back the beer. “There's just something about Pittsburgh and those memories,” Dudash says. To read the full story, click here.
-- The Telegraph reports on 12 things you didn't know about British beer, including the fact that the first Belgian beer to hit England was Chimay Rouge in 1974. To read the full list, click here.
-- The Pocono Record reports on the Bare Beach Beer Bash -- a naked beer festival -- at the Sunny Rest Resort. "It's not your typical beer fest, and not just because it's held at a nude resort, but because you get to meet some really great people without anyone judging you based on what clothes you're wearing or which cool beer shirt you have on," Rob DeMaria of Prism Brewing Co. says. To read the full story, click here.
-- USA Today reports on the trend of colleges selling beer at football stadiums. "It seems like it's going that way, and I think you'll see more doing it," Virginia Tech athletics director Whit Babcock says. "But it's a cultural issue at a place of higher education where there's a tradition (of not selling it). I don't know that it will be one of the top things on my agenda. But as more people do it … I'll definitely be watching." To read the full story, click here.
-- Billboard reports that band Guided by Voices is getting its own beer made by Dogfish Head Craft Brewery. The imperial lager will come packaged with a 10-song record. To read the full story, click here.