Here are some interesting Ohio beer stories:
-- The Brewers Association conducts a Q&A with Bret Kollmann Baker, the head of brewing operations at Urban Artifact in Cincinnati. "There's very much a mad scientist vibe going on here at Urban Artifact," he says. To read the full Q&A, click here.
-- Cincinnati.com reports on the new Narrow Path Brewing Co. in Loveland. The brewery opened Friday. "We're homebrewers so we've got about 40 different recipes," co-founder Chad Powers says. "We're just throwing things at the wall to see what will stick." To read the full story, click here.
-- The Sandusky Register reports that the design for the new Great Lakes Lightkeeper took its inspiration from the Marblehead Lighthouse. "When we considered brewing this beer, we thought about the Great Lakes," spokesman Adam Ritterspach says. To read the full story, click here.
-- Pat's Pints hosted a blind taste test of double IPAs, with first place being a tie between Fat Head's Hop JuJu and North High Stardust to Stardust. To read the full report, click here.
-- The Gnarly Gnome reports that Blank Slate Brewing will release The Lesser Path and Pilmo in cans. To read the full report, click here.
-- Cleveland.com reports on Sibling Revelry Brewing making a gluten-free beer. "No one around here is really doing it," brewer Pete Velez says. "It is a niche market, it's something we can use to differentiate ourselves in the ever-crowding beer market." To read the full story, click here.
-- The Raging Hop reports that Streetside Brewery will release its first canned beer: Suh, Brah?, a New England-style IPA. To read the full report, click here.
-- Columbus Business First reports that Amazon.com Inc. is offering beer and wine deliveries in Columbus and Cincinnati. To read the full story, click here.