Here are some interesting beer stories:
-- The Dayton Daily News reports that 16th annual AleFest Dayton is changing venues. The event will be held Aug. 23 at Wegerzyn Gardens MetroPark instead of Carrillon Park. To read the full story, click here.
-- Paste reports on its 10 most favorite beers of 2014 so far. The list includes House Beer, Green Flash Road Warrior and Stone Go-To IPA. To read the full list, click here.
-- The Colorado Springs Gazette raises the question: What is craft beer? "From boardrooms to corner bars, the definition of 'craft' is fluid," author Stephanie Earls writes. To read the full story, click here.
-- NPR reports that the Marshall Wharf Brewing Co. in Maine is making a beer with seaweed. "If there's seaweed in Maine and it's a good product, why not try putting it in a beer?" owner David Carlson says, To read the full story, click here.
-- Reuters reports that Kirin Holdings Co. plans to be the first of Japan's biggest brewers to make a major push into craft beer. Japan's second biggest beer maker will open microbreweries in Tokyo and nearby Yokohama in March, with on-site pubs each year offering nearly 20 types of beer, the news service says. To read the full report, click here.
-- The Idaho Statesman reports that 2013 was a great year for barley growers in Idaho. "Growers planted more of the crop and took home more money for the fourth straight year - a decade-high $337 million," author Zach Kyle writes. To read the full story, click here.