Here are some interesting Ohio beer stories:
-- ThisWeek reports that Lineage Brewing Co. has been named the Clintonville Area Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year. "It's really fun to share your passion with people and see them enjoy what you're doing," co-owner and brewer Mike Byrne says. To read the full story, click here.
-- The Fiscal Times put together a slide show of "The 25 Best Beer Towns in America (And Their Best Beers)." Jackie O's Brewery and its Mystic Mama come in at No. 16. To see the full list, click here.
-- Cleveland.com reports on Willoughby Brewing Co. using the release of its popular Nut Smasher Imperial Stout as a fundraiser for 5-year-old girl with cancer. "We had a chance to do something to make this a better event and I think we did that," brewmaster Rick Seibt says. To read the full story, click here.
-- The Columbus Dispatch reports on the new Hoof Hearted Brewpub and Kitchen. "Our motto is we really like to make the beers we like to drink ourselves," Jarrod Bichon says. To read the full story, click here.
-- Cincinnati.com reports on the Wooden Cask Brewing Co. planned for Newport, Ky. The brewery is being headed by one of the former owners of Rivertown Brewing Co. To read the full story, click here.
-- Paste conducts a blind taste test and ranks 83 American pale ales. Fat Head's Trail Head clocks in at No. 43. Boneyard Bone-A-Fide Pale Ale came in first. To read the full report, click here.
-- With the Republican National Convention around the corner, the Wall Street Journal put together "The Beer Geek's Guide to Cleveland." The short "guide" really only highlights two breweries, after making a reference to Great Lakes: Brick and Barrel and Platform Beer Co. To read the full story, click here.