COLUMBUS — Gov. John Kasich last month signed legislation designed to create a distinction between Ohio’s large and small brewers in an effort to maintain the integrity of the state’s three-tier distribution system.
COLUMBUS — A state senator last month introduced legislation which would allow large cities to create areas exempt from the state’s open container laws.
CLEVELAND — Great Lakes Brewing Co. and Deschutes Brewery, both founded in 1988, have come together to create an imperial smoked porter to celebrate their shared silver anniversary.
The new beer was created to build on a history of great porters from both breweries: Great Lakes Brewing Co.’s Edmund Fitzgerald Porter and Deschutes Brewery’s Black Butte Porter.
WASHINGTON — With the warm summer months fast approaching, an executive from the National Restaurant Association is touting the importance of travel and tourism for the hospitality industry.
Hudson Riehle, senior vice president of the NRA’s Research and Knowledge Group, recently told a U.S. House panel that travel and tourism plays a crucial role in industry growth. The hearing, titled “Vacation Nation: How Tourism Benefits Our Economy,” examined how travel and tourism affects the hospitality industry, including restaurants and hotels.
WASHINGTON — The Society of Wine Educators is now offering its Hospitality/Beverage Specialist Certificate program online.
The HBSC is an entry-level beverage program for the hospitality and culinary industries and their employees. The program provides a broad base of knowledge, covering all commercially relevant beverages, including water, coffee, tea, soft drinks, beer, sake, cider, wine, and spirits and mixology. All of these topics are presented in a comprehensive online course, complete with study aids and practice quizzes.