Here are several interesting beer-related stories:

-- The website Soapbox Media in Cincinnati reports on a company called Tonic Tours that will offer tours of the community's breweries starting in July. “I want to show off Cincinnati’s beer scene to both locals and tourists,” owner Rachel Dean told the website. To read the full story, click here.

-- The website Ohio Beercast has uploaded a podcast interview with me. Darrell Williams and I chat about the state's beer scene. To listen to the interview, click here.--

-- The website reports on the spat over big breweries owning wholesale distributorships in Ohio, noting that MillerCoors isn't happy that Anheuser-Busch is in the process of buying a distributor in Lima. Both companies have breweries in Ohio. To read the full story, click here.

-- Bloomberg Businessweek reports on the band Hanson creating a beer called Mmmhops. If you recall the band sent teen girls aflutter with its song Mmmbop. To read the full story, click here.

-- AskMen reports on the Top 10: Up-And-Coming Beer Companies. Writer Greg Zeschuk admits it was an "impossible task because there are simply so many good breweries opening every week, offering fresh, local beer." To read his list -- none are in Ohio -- click here.