Here are some interesting Ohio beer stories (because I can't write them all):
• The Dayton Daily News reports on Hairless Hare Brewery expanding its taproom in Vandalia. “As many of our patrons know, this growth has been a long time coming, as we are often at maximum capacity on our busy days and evenings,” co-founder Mike Legg says. To read the full story, click here.
• The Cincinnati Enquirer reports on an employee at Fifty West Brewing Co. who plans to consume nothing but beer during Lent. "Just like the monks used to do it back in the 1600s, I'm going to do the same thing," Del Hall says. To read the full story, click here.
• The Toledo Blade reports on The Andersons helping to build a $100 million facility to process barley for craft brewers in southeast Michigan. To read the full story, click here.
• Cleveland.com reports that Great Lakes Brewing Co. is making a beer with seaweed for St. Patrick's Day. To read the full story, click here.
• The Columbus Messenger reports on the Zachrich Hop Yard and Farm in Madison County. “The hops world is a little confusing in that when you plant the hops, the year that you plant them isn’t really the harvest,” farmer Nick Zachrich says. “So, a first harvest of hops is actually the second year of growing.” To read the full story, click here.
• The Journal-News reports that Rivertown Brewery & Barrel House in Monroe has changed its food menu. “The menu brings back our St. Louis style ribs and introduces Burnt Ends as an entree, as well as The Lasso, a slow-smoked, Polish/German sausage,” CEO Lisa Roeper says. To read the full story, click here.