I've been on vacation for nearly two weeks burning through some unused time so I've let my Ohio beer reading lapse. So here's an extra long version of the "Beer story sampler" with plenty of interesting Ohio beer stories:

-- The Columbus Dispatch reports that the legal battle between Columbus Brewing Co. (the brewery) and Columbus Brewing Co. (the restaurant) is over and Columbus Brewing (the brewery) will retain the name. The two sides reached a settlement and the restaurant will change its name, the newspaper says. To read the full story, click here.

-- The Dayton Daily News reports that Hairless Hare Brewery has called off plans to open a second brewery in Fairborn. “The renovation of the firehouse became too expensive,” Hairless Hare co-owner Mike Legg says. To read the full story, click here.

-- Dayton.com reports on the upcoming Alematic Artisan Ales planned for Huber Heights. Founder and brewer Jerrod Fisher told the website that in addition to making craft beer, the brewery will make wine, hard cider and gluten-free craft beer. To read the full story, click here.

-- Cleveland Scene reports that BrewDog wants to open a bar in Cleveland. "We want Cleveland to be our first site outside of Columbus, and are currently scouting locations for a BrewDog bar," BrewDog USA CEO Tanisha Robinson says. To read the full story, click here.

-- Pat's Pints reports on another Ohio Vs. the World -- this one pitting barrel-aged Zaftig BamBaLam against Jackie O's Dark Apparition against Founders KBS. BamBaLam was tops for two of the three judges. To read the full report, click here.

-- The Youngstown Vindicator reports on winter beers of note in the Mahoning Valley. Among the beers highlighted, the Flight Crew cites Noble Creature Petrushka, Sandy Springs Sandy Claus Christmas Ale and Birdfish The Grynch. To read the full story, click here.

-- The website CraftBeerJoe.com profiles the new Little Miami Brewing Co. in Milford. "They had a clear vision of what they wanted, a neighborhood," he writes. "This means they wanted to focus on taproom sales only and weren’t interested in a large production brewery." To read the full story, click here.

-- MMAMcKinney.com profiles the new Little Miami Brewing Co. "Overall, Little Miami definitely meets a need in Milford where there weren't a lot of nearby options," David McKinney writes. "The brewery's vibe perfectly fits the overall aesthetic of the upper middle class neighborhood and should definitely be successful." To read the full report, click here.

-- The Columbus Dispatch reports that lager is the most-searched beer style online for Ohioians. To read the full story, click here.

-- Columbus Business First updates the ongoing expansion at Seventh Son Brewing Co. as part of its News & Brews video series. To watch the interview, click here.

-- The website Uproxx.com reports on "The Best Christmas Beers to Sip this Winter." Among them? Great Lakes Christmas Ale. To read the full list, click here.

-- Pat's Pints profiles Granville Brewing Co. "More unlikely places to find elegant Belgian-style beer may exist, but if they do I haven’t visited them," Patrick Woodward writes. To read the full story, click here.

-- Cleveland.com ranks the biggest beer stories of 2017 in Northeast Ohio, which included the Brewery Collectibles Club of America hosting its CANvention in Cleveland and a wave of openings. To read the full story, click here.

-- The Freemont News-Messenger reports that Catawba Island Brewing Co. is accepting donations of Christmas trees for the upcoming Burning Snowman Festival in Port Clinton. "Why throw (trees) in a landfill when trees can be used to salute winter," Mike Roder says. To read the full story, click here.