Here are some interesting Ohio beer stories:
— The Columbus Dispatch reports on a warehouse fire last week that wiped out beer supplies for 17th Star Distributing, which distributes brands such as The Brew Kettle and Commonhouse Ales. To read the full story, click here.
— 614 Now reports on how Commonhouse Ales is receiving support after a warehouse fire wiped out its inventory. “Our distributor, 17th Star Distributing, is working hard on this challenge and may be ready with a solution in about a week,” Lenny Kolada says. “If we don’t have a place to put the beer, we can’t sell the beer.” To read the full story, click here.
— Cleveland.com reports on how breweries are reusing vacant industrial space. “Between production space and brewpubs, the craft beer business accounts for more than 530,000 square feet in and around Cleveland, Akron and Canton,” author Michelle Jarboe writes. To read the full story, click here.
— The Dayton Business Journal reports on the return of AleFest Dayton. The event, coming Saturday, is expected to draw 4,000 people. To read the full story, click here.
— Dayton.com offers up four reasons that it believes AleFest Dayton is the best craft beer festival in town. “From local breweries like Warped Wing to national craft favorites like Founders and Dogfish Head to some fantastic imports like Unibroue, AleFest’s selection is sure to please even the pickiest of craft beer enthusiasts,” the site says. To read the full story, click here.
— Brewed Culture profiles MadTree Brewing Co. in Cincinnati. “Between the great atmosphere and the phenomenal beer that I haven’t even talked about yet, MadTree is definitely not hurting for business,” the site says. To read the full report, click here.
— Richland Source reports on the growth of Phoenix Brewing Co. in Mansfield. To read the full story, click here.
— Drink Up Columbus reports on Three Tigers Brewing Co. in Granville releasing its first beers. To read the full story, click here.
— Pat’s Pints puts together the “Essential Central/Southeast Ohio Six-pack.” Patrick Woodward highlights beers from Little Fish, Columbus, Wolf’s Ridge, Jackie O’s, Seventh Son and North High. To check out which beers, click here.
— WVXU reports on the creation of the Brewing Heritage Trail in Cincinnati. To listen to a discussion about the project, click here.