Here are some interesting Ohio-related beer stories:

-- Pat's Pints asks the question: Does Ohio beer have its own identity? "A tall order to be sure, after all there’s nothing in the 100+ styles of beer recognized by the BJCP that suggests any association with Ohio," Patrick Woodward writes. The answer, by the way, is no. To read the full report, click here.

-- The Hamilton Journal-News reports on a local company making a name for designing beer labels. LemonGrenade says it's working with 10 different breweries. To read the full story, click here.

-- 614Columbus.com conducts a Q&A with BrewDog co-founder James Watt. BrewDog recently opened its Ohio brewery in Canal Winchester. "We’ve built a strong following through our Equity for Punks program, but the beer is the brand – the beer always comes first," he says. "Our facility is built to brew great beer. We have invested in the best equipment, and the best people." To read the full story, click here.

-- Granite City Food and Brewery, which has a few locations in Ohio, has announced plans to relaunch its brand and "return to its craft beer roots." "... Granite City is effectively reclaiming its craft beer heritage and planting its flag in the craft beer community,” CEO Richard Lynch says. To read the full news release, click here.

-- CNBC reports that Boston Beer Co., maker of Samuel Adams, could be ripe for a takeover. "We now think there is a fair probability of SAM being acquired in the next 12-months, increasing significantly by this time next year if Samuel Adams is still suffering," Credit Suisse analyst Laurent Grandet wrote to clients this week. To read the full story, click here.

-- The Gnarly Gnome profiles Sons of Toil Brewing in Mount Orab. "Sons of Toil has done a fantastic job of using that same aesthetic in creating a taproom that feels like a quiet vacation away from the 'normal' life that we seem to get caught up in thorough out the week," the blog says. To read the full report, click here.