Here are some interesting Ohio-related beer stories (because I can't write them all):
• Ohio Ag Net visits the Anheuser-Busch brewery in Columbus and provides a behind the scenes look at the operation. To watch the video, click here.
• The Youngstown Vindicator provides a preview of The Big Tap In 6. “The craft beer scene here is awesome,” organizer Phill Reda says. “We’ve met some amazing people through craft beer, and we can’t wait to see many familiar faces again.” To read the full story, click here.
• The Newark Advocate reports on Homestead Beer Co. planning to release a porter made with Cocoa Pebbles during Columbus Craft Beer Week. "Craft beer drinkers are super fun and adventurous, and they like it when breweries take chances like this," brewery sales rep Joe Wilson says. To read the full story, click here.
• The Dayton Daily News reports on FigLeaf Brewing in Middletown releasing Blackberry Fizz, a carbonated blackberry fruit wine. “We’ve had a lot of success locally with wines and ciders,” FigLeaf co-owner Brian Yavorsky says. “We’re taking note of consumers’ tastes and branching out to target those who are either looking for more choices, or don’t consider beer their number one drink of choice.” To read the full story, click here.
• Columbus Business First reports on Wolf's Ridge Brewing rebranding its bottles. To read the full story, click here.
• The Dayton Daily News reports on Carillon Brewing Co. adding some new items to its menu such as a pretzel, cheese and sausage sampler and bier cheese fries. To read the full story, click here.
• ABC Radio reports on a new study that shows property values increase when a craft brewery opens in the neighborhood. "Being able to walk to a craft brewery in the evening or late afternoon on the weekend is considered a positive amenity that would — for some people — be attractive when looking at a house,” lead author and University of Toledo professor Neil Reid says. “There is a different attitude toward a craft brewery. It’s perceived differently than a liquor store or bar.” To read the full story, click here.