Here are some interesting Ohio beer stories, with a heavy emphasis on Southwest Ohio:

-- The Dayton Daily News reports that Lock 27 Brewing, which is opening a downtown Dayton brewpub, will begin distributing its beers on draft next week. To read the full story, click here.

-- Cincinnati.com reports that Grainworks Brewing Co. in West Chester will hold its grand opening Sept. 9. To read the full story, click here.

-- The Dayton Daily News reports that Heavier than Air Brewing Co. has opened in Centerville. To read the full story, click here.

-- The Cincinnati Business Courier reports that Taft's Brewing Co. will hold its grand opening at its new location Sept. 16 in Spring Grove. To read the full story, click here.

-- The Gnarly Gnome reports that Old Firehouse Brewery and March First Brewing have new brewers. To read the full story, click here.

-- The Canton Repository profiles Aaron Swink, the new brewmaster at Canton Brewing Co. "One of the good things about coming to this brewery is that it already has an identity and a theme behind it, with the connection to historical brewing," he says. To read the full story, click here.