Topics :: beer

University Launches Beer-Making Program

By David N. Goodman | Wednesday Oct 1, 2014
Colleges and beer have a long shared history. A university in Michigan is taking that partnership to a new level with the creation of a program to train and certify experts in "fermentation science."

Go for the Food: Vermont's Beer Run

By J.M. Hirsch | Thursday Sep 18, 2014
Looking for the ultimate beer journey? Seek out Heady Topper, a double IPA by The Alchemist Brewery in Vermont. While you're at it, discover other breweries and food artisans in the Green Mountain State.

Belgium’s Beer Buzz

By Raf Casert | Monday Apr 21, 2014
The Belgian beer federation is trying to rekindle local interest in the drink with a "Proud of our Beers" public awareness campaign, including a tricolor national flag with the middle yellow turned into a glass of beer.

Guinness Pulls Out of NYC St. Patrick’s Parade Over Gay Exclusion

By Jason St. Amand | Monday Mar 17, 2014
Officials from popular Irish dry stout maker Guinness announced Saturday that they are pulling sponsorship of New York City’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade because participants aren’t allowed to openly march as LGBT people.

Mass. Monks Start Brewing Beer Like European Brothers

By Dave Martin | Thursday Jan 23, 2014
Starting last week, the 63 brothers of St. Joseph’s Abbey - about an hour’s drive west of Boston - began selling the first Trappist beer brewed outside Europe.

German Beer Brewers Fined Over Price-Fixing

Tuesday Jan 14, 2014
German antitrust authorities have fined a group of beer brewers a total of 106.5 million euros ($145 million) for illegal price-fixing between 2006 and 2008.

Anheuser-Busch Sued Over "Hold my Beer" Videos

By Jim Salter | Wednesday Jan 1, 2014
A Montana-based craft brewer is suing the world’s largest beer-maker, alleging that popular YouTube videos for Bud Light violate its trademarked phrase, "Hold my beer and watch this."

Craft Beer Craze Creates Black Market

By Lisa Rathke | Wednesday Dec 11, 2013
As craft brews gain an intense following, a black market bloomed in which opportunists sell for hundreds of dollars top-rated beers that are hard to find, in short supply, expensive or illegal to ship.

Vermont’s Award-Winning Heady Topper Beer Causes Local Raucous

By Dave Gram | Friday Nov 8, 2013
A popular Vermont beer is in such high demand that its makers are shuttering their retail operation to head off the trouble brewing with its neighbors.

Louisiana Brew Trail Launches

By Melinda Deslatte | Wednesday Sep 25, 2013
Hoist a mug in celebration of Louisiana’s brews. That’s the latest tourist attraction that Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne is celebrating, introducing the Louisiana Craft Brewery Trail to tout locally-made beers.