Ask many small-business owners how they survived the recession, and you’ll likely hear a few appreciative “thank-you’s” to a nice, tall cold one after work. Ask the folks at Michler’s Florist, Greenhouses & Garden Design about the restorative powers of beer, and you’ll get a story worth telling for generations. Just be ready for a tale that goes back more than a century — all the way to Germany — and don’t go holding your breath for a tidy ending. Because at this Lexington, Kentucky, flower shop and beer garden, things are just getting started. Adding beer to the menu is only one of the big changes the great-great-grandson of the shop’s founder had on tap when he became general manager of his family business six years ago. Read more.