Sierra Nevada, the second largest craft brewer in the U.S., is closing in on picking a site to build a second brewery in the East to complement its Chico, Calif., location. The company apparently has narrowed its choice down to the Knoxville, Tenn., and Roanoke, Va., areas, according to a story published this week in the Roanoke Times. The Tennessee site is No. 1, the newspaper said. So what's this got to do with Ohio? Well, Sierra Nevada looked at a couple of sites in the Buckeye State for its new $75 million to $100 million brewery, according to a source. Which sites? I don't know. The Ohio Department of Development declined to comment on whether the state was a player in trying lure the company here. Bethany McCorkle, a spokeswoman with the state agency, would only say: "Job creation is our most important focus right now. We're trying to recruit jobs to Ohio." A recent email to the Sierra Nevada spokesman wasn't returned, and he's now out of the office until June 27. The spokesman was quoted in the Roanoke newspaper saying the company would make a decision about its expansion plans within a month or so.