Oskar Blues brewer Dave Chichura spent last week bouncing around Cleveland as part of Cleveland Beer Week. The Colorado-based Oskar Blues, known for hoppy beers and being the first craft brewery to put its beer in cans, moved into the Ohio market this month.

Chichura offered this observation about the Ohio beer scene: "It's pretty amazing. There are a lot of beer savvy people here ... It's like Colorado over here minus the mountains. People really like their big hoppy beers here ... I like when people are drinking big, aggressive beers. It's cool."