BERLIN (AP) — Germany's annual Oktoberfest festival is finally on again for this fall, following a two-year hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic, the head of the famous Bavarian beer festival said Thursday.
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Beer with alcohol is expected to be sold at World Cup stadiums in Qatar but fans may be allowed to take only non-alcoholic drinks to their seats.
FIFA and Qatari organizers are still working on plans to serve all fans who want to drink at games when the tournament starts in November in the Muslim-majority country.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The premium book is now online with details about competitions at the Kentucky State Fair.
The book outlines classes, rules and deadlines for the fair.
Cash prizes and more than 5,000 blue ribbons are awarded each year at the fair for baking, livestock, art, crafts and gardening, officials said.
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Eastern Washington University and No-Li Brewhouse of Spokane will create the school’s first professional certificate program for the craft beer industry.
HELSINKI (AP) — A small brewery in Finland has launched a NATO-themed beer to mark the Nordic country’s bid to join the Western military alliance.
ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina regulators were wrong to reject a beer label that featured a silhouette of a naked man standing next to a campfire, a federal judge has ruled.
The owners of Maryland-based Flying Dog Brewery argued that the North Carolina Alcohol Beverage Control Commission violated their First Amendment rights by rejecting the label for its Freezin’ Season Winter Ale.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Mobile beer gardens will be back in Milwaukee parks starting in May.
Two fire trucks serving beer, brats, hot dogs and pretzels will start making their rounds on May 11 in Juneau Park and on May 25 in Froemming Park.
DENVER (AP) — Inside the Denver Beer Company’s main production facility in the city’s Sunnyside neighborhood, pallets full of glistening aluminum cans tower over the factory operations. For much of the brewery’s history, those cans have arrived in monthly shipments from Ball Corporation’s manufacturing plant a few miles down the road in Golden.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Maine beer business is working with a public university in the state to try to help diversify the craft brewing industry.
Maine Beer Company has given the University of Southern Maine a $100,000 gift to create an internship and scholarship fund program.
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — A small Roman Catholic college on the Alabama coast now has its own beer.
Spring Hill College in Mobile said it is joining with Braided River Brewing Co. to launch Portier Pale Ale, a low-alcohol craft brew made for the school.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Seven years after purchasing San Diego's Saint Archer Brewery, Molson Coors has discontinued the brand and sold the brewery and local taprooms to Illinois-based Kings and Convicts Brewing.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The CEO of New Glarus Brewing has filed a defamation lawsuit against the law firm representing three shareholders who accuse her of cutting them out of profits from the popular craft beer maker.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Imagine living in an apartment in an old church that houses a chandelier and pipe organ donated by Andrew Carnegie, eating at a restaurant in the lobby of a 105-year-old train station decorated with marble from Italy, or drinking beer made inside a brewery that was raided by the feds during Prohibition.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Portland businessman and the co-founder of Austin Street Brewery have teamed up to create Maine’s first craft brewery dedicated to brewing nonalcoholic beer.
KITna Brewing will open in Portland’s West Bayside neighborhood and will be available through local shops, restaurants and bars, and via shipping later this year, the Portland Press Herald reported.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Anheuser-Busch is preparing to open its taps as the U.S. inches closer to a vaccine milestone.
NEW YORK (AP) — The Stonewall Inn's owners say they won't serve certain beers at the famous LGBT bar during Pride weekend to protest manufacturer Anheuser-Busch's political contributions to some politicians who have supported anti-LGBT legislation.
BERLIN (AP) — The German military says it has found a solution for an unusual logistics problem its troops in Afghanistan face: a glut of beer.
Defense Ministry spokeswoman Christina Routsi said Monday that a recent decision by the German commander in Afghanistan to ban the consumption of alcohol for security reasons had resulted in a pileup of beer, wine and mixed drinks at Camp Marmal in Mazar-e-Sharif.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — People who get vaccinated against COVID-19 at South Carolina breweries this month will receive a free beer as part of an effort to get shots into the arms of young adults, the health department announced Thursday.
MUNICH (AP) — Bavarians were able to enjoy a tall beer in the spring sun Monday in several areas, as some outdoor beer gardens reopened in the southern German state.
Bavaria had an overall seven-day average rate of increase of 119...
ROSELAND, Va. (AP) — Steve Crandall, a pioneer of craft beer in Virginia and co-founder of Devils Backbone Brewing, died on Sunday, the company announced on social media. He was 64.
Crandall was diagnosed with cancer in 2018 but always maintained hope, his wife, Heidi Crandall, DUESSELDORF, Germany (AP) — With restaurants and bars all closed due to pandemic restrictions, a Duesseldorf brewery found itself with 6,000 liters (1,585 gallons) of its copper-colored “Altbier” unsold and nearing its expiry date.
DUESSELDORF, Germany (AP) — With restaurants and bars all closed due to pandemic restrictions, a Duesseldorf brewery found itself with 6,000 liters (1,585 gallons) of its copper-colored “Altbier” unsold and nearing its expiry date.
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A brewery in Delaware is making a beer that honors President-elect Joe Biden and his long association with Amtrak.
The News Journal in Wilmington reports that Wilmington Brew Works released its new IPA on Monday.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State University on Wednesday unveiled its own officially licensed whiskey, making it the first college to do so as schools across the U.S. try to create new revenue streams amid shrinking higher education budgets...
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — South African Breweries, one of the world's largest brewers, says it may have to destroy 400 million bottles of beer as a result of the country's ban on alcohol sales that is part of its lockdown measures to combat the spread of the coronavirus...
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — On March 14, the day after the COVID-19 outbreak was declared a national emergency in the United States, I decided to take up an activity that I had abandoned decades ago...
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Perhaps one of the most heated debates in Mexico during the pandemic — after disagreements about personal protective equipment and testing — is the burning issue of whether beer should be considered an “essential” item during the lockdown...
DETROIT (AP) — When Americans crack open a cold one during Sunday's Super Bowl, it might not be a traditional domestic beer...
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon is renowned for its craft beer and increasingly for its high-grade marijuana, but the state is keeping the two apart — for now...
Utah liquor authorities have thrown away thousands of gallons of drinkable beer after state law changed to allow higher-alcohol brews...
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — Anger over devastating California wildfires sparked by Pacific Gas & Electric power lines is coming to a head — in a beer...
POTTSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Soon on tap: a new brew featuring Yuengling's nearly 200-year-old porter recipe and Hershey's chocolate...
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A tax on beer sold at Pennsylvania breweries and brew pubs is in effect, and some are passing along the higher cost to customers.
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ICONONZO, Colombia (AP) — Off a dirt road deep in the Colombian mountains, a new town is coming to life where former rebel combatants grow corn, make Hawaiian-style shirts and even sell their own craft beer...
ICONONZO, Colombia (AP) — Off a dirt road deep in the Colombian mountains, a new town is coming to life where former rebel combatants grow corn, make Hawaiian-style shirts and even sell their own craft beer...
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Hundreds of beer can collectors are heading to New Mexico for a "CANvention...
Anyone for steak and onion Kolsch? Or a macaroni and cheese pale ale?
Those were among the flavors at the Strange Brew Festival in Reno, Nevada, this month, where competition for attention has intensified as craft beers have boomed...
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli researchers raised a glass Wednesday to celebrate a long-brewing project of making beer and mead using yeasts extracted from ancient clay vessels —some over 5,000 years old...
If you felt a disturbance in the craft beer force last week, it was this: A beloved, longtime craft brewer, one I have referred to in these pages as “perhaps the national paragon of innovation and outside-the-box thinking in brewing,” sold out.
ASHLAND - Ashland’s only craft beer festival celebrates five years of serving the best of craft beer on the streets of downtown Ashland this summer.
Ashland in Motion’s fifth annual Firkin Fest is set for 1 to 6 p.
Almost 90 vendors signed up to sell ethnic foods, crafts, craft beers and other goods and foods at the inaugural Lackawanna County Heritage Fair the weekend after Memorial Day, an organizer said. Designed to highlight local culture and heritage, the organizers expect the five-day fair — May 29 to June 2 at Montage Mountain Resorts — to attract 30,000 to 40,000 people, according to a news release.
Almost 90 vendors have signed up to sell ethnic foods, crafts, craft beers and other goods and foods at the inaugural Lackawanna County Heritage Fair the weekend after Memorial Day, an organizer said.
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Kodak says a new beer hitting the market can be used to develop its Super 8 movie film...
CESKE BUDEJOVICE, Czech Republic (AP) — The Budejovicky Budvar brewery in the Czech Republic managed to survive a decades-long trademark battle over whether it could call its beer Budweiser...
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The most distinguishing feature of Jamie Adams' new ale isn't its hoppy bite but its compelling backstory — brewed from yeast in bottles of beer that went down on a doomed steamship and languished on the ocean floor for 131 years...
Homebrewers from across the Houston area gathered at Saint Arnold Brewing Company on Saturday, Feb. 23, to have fun, socialize and of course, drink beer.
The 15th annual American Homebrewers Association rally in Houston brought out about 120 members of several Houston-area brewing clubs and celebrated the art of crafting and enjoying all kinds of beer.
This month’s Untappd Challenge is taking us on a trip north of the border to sample some breweries churning out high-quality beer in the Great White North, as the Untappd Badge is called.
The requirements for this badge are pretty straight forward but harder to unlock than you would imagine.
REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) — Thirty years ago, a sobering dry spell in Iceland's history came to an end.
On Friday, the country celebrates the anniversary of the lifting of a decades-long ban on beer with — what else...
COBLESKILL, N.Y. (AP) — Ahoy, beer lovers: A bottle from a 133-year-old shipwreck may yield yeast for a new brew in upstate New York...
A proposed bill that would “streamline” Connecticut’s craft beer and spirits industry is getting mixed reviews.
While it would add new taxes, the proposal would cut the number of permits needed to get off the ground and increase the amount of beer and liquor breweries could sell to customers and stores.