Here are some interesting beer stories:



-- The Brew Professor reports on the Beer Geeks TV show, which is trying to raise money for a second season. "Local #CincyBeerBlogger Beer Mumbo has been in contact with the producer campaigning for them to spend time shooting in Cincinnati at our great breweries keep your fingers crossed!" Mike Stuart writes. To see the full write-up, click here.



-- The Canton Repository asked local beer experts to weigh in on their favorite summer beers. Winking Lizard co-owner John Lane recommends Ayinger Brau Weisse, Troegs Sunshine Pils, Victory Summer Love Ale and Vedett. To read the full report, click here.



-- World of Beer is offering customers a chance to participate in a Belgian Beer School, try a variety of Belgian brews and win a trip to Belgium in May and June. "We couldn't be more excited to be partnering with Global Beer Network and bringing a slice of Belgium to World of Beer," World of Beer Director of Brewer & Distributor Relations Marc Sawyer says. To read a news release on the program, click here.



-- The Australian AP reports on scientists who are trying to create synthetic yeast. Apart from better medicine, it could result in better beer, New York University Professor Jef Boeke says. To read the full story, click here.



-- USA Today reports on a Plano, Texas, bar that caused a stir by putting a sign up that says: "I like my beer like I like my violence. Domestic." To read the full report, click here.



-- The Boston Herald reports on the world-famous Weyermann Specialty Malting Co. in Bamberg, Germany. "Up to one third of the 90,000 tons of malted grain produced annually at Weyermann is shipped to the U.S.," author Kerry Byrne writes. "Distinctive red-and-white bags of Weyermann malt are a common site in American brewhouses." To read the full story, click here.



-- CNBC reports on the summer shaping up to be "Sandy-monium." "We're just now seeing shandies in the United States starting to blossom because probably half of all beer drinkers still don't know what a shandy is," Jake Leinenkugel, president of Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing, says. "We're at a point where the shandy still has nothing but upside." To read the full story, click here.



-- The Houston Chronicle reports on restaurant chain Smashburger offering up recommendations on what style of beer to have with what type of food. For example, spicy foods call for either pilsners, helles or India pale ales. To read the full story, click here.



-- The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports on two new breweries that have opened in the area: The Brew Gentlemen in Braddock and Grist House Brewing in Millvale. To read the full report, click here.



-- Oyster.com reports on "The 7 Best Cities for Beer." The websites list features Portland, Ore., Denver, San Diego, Boston, Philadelphia, Austin, and San Francisco. To read the reasoning, click here.



-- WZZM TV in Grand Rapids, Mich., reports on a Michigan man fulfilling an odd quest to have a beer with billionaire Sir Richard Branson. "I admire his entrepreneurship and really just taking a big idea and saying, 'Let's go for it,'" Justin Sailor says. To watch the report, click here.