Here are some interesting Ohio beer stories:

-- Drink Up Columbus reports that Buck's Brewing has opened its new taproom in Newark. "The taproom is small but cozy, providing a very comfortable feel with plenty of natural light from three large picture windows," Bill Babbitt writes. To read the full story, click here.

-- The Journal-News reports on the opening Saturday (Jan. 27) of Swine City Brewing in Fairfield. The newspaper says the brewery will have a half-dozen beers available. To read the full story, click here.

-- Cleveland.com reports on the Cleveland Winter Beerfest, which is Friday and Saturday. (Jan. 26-27) Organizers are expecting about 12,000 people over the two days. To read the full story, click here.

-- Columbus Alive reports on the fourth anniversary of Sideswipe Brewing Co. in Columbus. “Things have changed drastically,” owner and brewer Craig O’Herron says, reflecting on the last four years. “The taproom law changed after we signed our lease. ... We didn’t know taprooms were going to be a thing in Columbus. When we opened it, we said, ‘Let’s see if people show up.’ Now the taproom’s a great addition.” The brewery is host an anniversary party Saturday. (Jan. 27) To read the full story, click here.

-- The Newark Advocate reports that Buckeye Lake Brewery is once again producing a Buckeye Lake Winterfest Ale for the fourth annual Buckeye Lake Winterfest on Saturday. (Jan. 27) To read the full story, click here.

-- Craft Beer Joe profiles West Side Brewing in Cincinnati. "We often discuss how craft beer is about more than the beer," the website says. "It’s about the people, the community and connecting to each other. At West Side Brewing, I think they get that." To read the full story, click here.