Here are some interesting Ohio-related beer stories:



-- The Akron Beacon Journal reports on the Black Friday beer releases at Hoppin' Frog Brewery. We like to release some of our most special offerings on Black Friday, owner and brewer Fred Karm says. Its the start of the holiday season for us. And it makes sense. So this year, we really went all out." To read the full story, click here.



-- The Toledo Blade profiles SABCO, the Toledo company that has been at the forefront of the craft brewing movement thanks to producing the Brew-Magic system. "We're not so much known in Toledo," SABCO President and CEO Bob Sulier says. "The vast majority of our sales are international." To read the full story, click here.



-- Pat's Pints provides an update of all the brewery expansions taking place in Central Ohio. Patrick Woodward runs down projects at Hoof Hearted, Zaftig, Columbus, Four String and Barley's. To read the full story, click here.



-- Columbus Business First provides a rundown of the holiday beer offerings in Central Ohio. That includes everything from a sour at Smokehouse to a braggot at Wolf's Ridge. To read the full story, click here.



-- Cleveland.com profiles Royal Docks Brewing Co. in Jackson Township. "The community has been nothing less than supportive," brewmaster Dave Sutula says. "It's been a lot of work. I'm proud of it." To read the full story, click here.



-- Cleveland.com profiles hostess Barbara Pesa at Hofbrauhaus Cleveland who worked at the first Hofbrau Haus in Cleveland. "She has this outgoing personality and is able to make everyone feel like they belong and feel welcome," Hofbrauhaus events and marketing manager Andrea Mueller says. "She's also a staple in the community and is able to connect the Hofbrauhaus with the old Hofbrau Haus, which quite a few people still remember." To read the full story, click here.