New Captain In Y-town

Courtney Gauna of Shakers Bar in Youngstown is ready to pour some new Captain Morgan White.

AG Rejects 'Bottle Bill' Petitions

Published: 04/15/2014

COLUMBUS — Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine last month rejected the petition for a proposed bottle bill which sought mandatory deposits on all forms of beverage containers.

Tasting Bill Expands D-8

Published: 04/15/2014

COLUMBUS — The number of permit premises qualifying for a D-8 permit would be expanded under a bill approved last month by the Ohio House of Representatives.

Great Lakes 20th On List Of Top Craft Brewers

Published: 04/15/2014

BOULDER, Colo. — Only one Ohio brewery found its way on to the Brewers Association’s annual list of the top 50 brewing companies for 2013.

Cleveland’s Great Lakes Brewing Co. was ranked 20th on the association’s list of top 50 craft brewers, down from 19th in 2012. Among all U.S. brewing companies, the Cleveland brewery ranked 27th, up one spot from the previous year.

The annual ranking is based on 2013 sales.

Ohio Gets $23K In Four Loko Settlement

Published: 04/15/2014

COLUMBUS — Ohio will receive $23,000 as part of a settlement among 20 states and Phusion Projects LLC, the maker of Four Loko flavored malt beverage.

'Gateway Craft' Joins Canton Wholesaler's Portfolio

Published: 04/15/2014

CANTON — Esber Distributing here recently added a Canadian brewer’s products to its portfolio of craft beers.

 Top Shelf Classic Lager is the flagship brand for Lake of Bays Brewing Co. of Baysville, Ontario. Created to appeal to both craft and mainstream beer drinkers alike, Top Shelf has just 4.5 percent ABV and 15 IBUs.

According to Darren Smith, Lake of Bays president, the brewery has made a name for itself by focusing on a somewhat underserved sector of the craft beer market.

Diageo Launches Distillery Restoration Project

Published: 04/15/2014

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (PRNewswire) — Diageo recently announced plans to invest an initial $2 million to develop the Stitzel-Weller Visitor Center at the local distillery.

The company will renovate the original Stitzel-Weller Distillery to highlight artifacts from the site’s archives; a whiskey education section; an homage to the people, land and water of Kentucky; and a celebration of the heritage, brands and people behind Diageo’s collection of American whiskeys.