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Hops growers rush to meet rising demand from craft brewers

posted on June 12, 2015 at 1:23 PM

These are good times for growers like Ben St. Mary. He stood at his family's farm in Washington state recently and watched as employees built trellises where a new field of hops, the key ingredient in the flavoring of beer, will grow. Full Story

Weak Barley Crop May Have Little Affect on 2015 Beer Prices

posted on January 9, 2015 at 5:06 PM

Problems with the 2014 malt barley crop in the western United States have resulted in the worst year for malting production in the nation, but beer drinkers likely won't have to shell out an extra couple dollars for their favorite brews. Full Story

Water woes force big brewers to tighten the tap

posted on June 13, 2014 at 1:48 PM

Some of the largest brewers in the U.S. are trying to reduce their water-to-beer ratio as drought and wildfire threaten the watersheds where they draw billions of gallons every year. Full Story

Man Ticketed For Trying To Trade Gator For Beer

posted on December 20, 2013 at 9:54 AM

The man trapped the 4-foot-long gator at a nearby park and brought it to the store where he proposed to trade the animal for a 12-pack of beer. Full Story

German Brewers: Make Purity Law World Heritage

posted on November 27, 2013 at 11:35 AM

The purity law dates back to 1516 and allows nothing but water, barley malt, hops and yeast for brewing. Full Story

Lawmakers Considering Alcohol Tasting at Farmers Markets

posted on March 11, 2011 at 4:03 PM

(Washington D.C., Associated Press) Washington lawmakers are considering a bill to allow beer and wine tasting at farmers markets. Full Story

Beer Brewer Converts Waste into Ethanol

posted on August 15, 2008 at 8:08 PM

Beer Brewer Converts Waste into Ethanol
What do 16 million barrels of beer have in common with a gallon of gasoline? Find out how an innovative program run by the nation's third largest beer brewer helps reduce pollution while making a profit. Full Story

Japanese brewery to make beer from space barley

posted on May 30, 2008 at 8:05 PM

TOKYO (AP) - Japanese beer-lovers can anticipate an out-of-this-world brew: suds made with barley descended from grains that traveled in outer space. Full Story

Trouble Brewing in Germany for Beer Drinkers

posted on June 1, 2007 at 8:06 PM

AYING, Germany (AP) — Like most Germans, brewer Helmut Erdmann is all for the fight against global warming. Full Story

Give My Car A Beer

posted on October 17, 2003 at 8:10 PM

A group of Ohio investors want to use raw materials such as flat beer and stale soda that normally would be poured down the drain or sent to the landfill. Full Story

Have Another Beer

posted on May 30, 2003 at 8:05 PM

How about another beer – to your health! Full Story

Hoist Another Sapporo

posted on January 3, 2003 at 8:01 PM

In a country where use of genetically modified grains is on the rise, some farmers are making a shift to non-GMO varieties. Some producers who choose to grow conventional strains have found a niche market that will significantly increase their... Full Story

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