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GrowlTap, a way to keep craft beer fresh

Robert Scott, from Denver, has invented a handy device that turns a glass growler into a mini keg. This allows beer lovers to drink their craft beer at their own pace, which means that the beer does not need to be consumed in one sitting.

Country star injured by flying beer can at live show

Niceville - Whether it is falling off stage or getting injured, country singers never seem to catch a break at their live shows. Country star Dustin Lynch is the latest to hurt himself, but it was not his fault by any means.

Why does beer taste good?

One answer to this question could be “because it does,” but that doesn’t get to the heart of the matter. The answer is with yeast and the yeast aroma not only appeals to people, it has a particular attraction for fruit flies.

Spreadable beer is real

People can now spread beer on their crackers or have a beer sandwich, thanks to 'Birra spalmabile,' which is spreadable beer.

New beer developed, based on an 1840 shipwreck recipe

From an analysis of bottles of beer salvaged from the 1840s shipwreck found near the Åland Islands in 2010, food technologists are trying to re-create the original beer. To achieve this, they are studying some bacteria isolated from the bottles.

Pulling a pint at the St Albans Beer Festival Special

Saint Albans - Every year the market city of St. Albans, in England, hosts a beer festival. Digital Journal slipped among the crowds this year to see what was on offer.

Foul-smelling beer withdrawn from sale in Norway

The smell of the beer was compared by consumers to, well, human flatulence, to put it politely. Customers complained about the foul odor and Mack brewers was forced to withdraw the brew from stock.

App combines beer with free movies

Developer Aleksandr Semenov has created a way to get free movies for buying beer. Bluetooth technology reads information on the bottle and unlocks movies on your computer. You only need to tap it on a sensor to make it work.

Exploring the seaweed brew and unusual craft beers

Belfast - Seaweed craft beer is big news on many culinary sites. Due to a flavor which stands out even in the unique craft beer sector and some interesting health benefits many are trying out this new brew.

Crab steals a bottle of beer (Video)

For your Sunday edification, here is a video showing a crab, stealing a bottle of beer and dragging it away through the house.

Party goer threw beer at tiger at 'Zoo Lates' event at London zoo

A party goer threw beer at a tiger, while another reveler wanted to "fight a penguin" at a series of Friday night parties at the zoo in London.

Op-Ed: Hops History event displays that San Francisco is a beer town Special

San Francisco - For centuries beer has been the beverage of the people and it comes as little surprise that for most of the 19th and well into the 20th Century, America was one of the largest producers of beer.

2014 MLB All-Star Game to feature self-serving beer

Minneapolis - The best action of the 2014 MLB All-Star Game may not be on the diamond of Target Field next Tuesday night. Delaware North, the ballpark concession operator, has installed — wait for it — self-serving beer machines.

New 'BrewDrop' app brings beer to your house

Austin - The new smartphone app called BrewDrop is offering a way for legal drinkers to get beer delivered to their house. The cost of the drinks and a $5 delivery fee are all you will need to get some fresh beer at home.

Billy Bragg’s ideological beer

Singer-songwriter Billy Bragg is used to many accolades. Perhaps none as unusual as this: a new craft beer has been named after one of his classic 1980s songs.

Ommegang Brewery releases its latest Game of Thrones themed beer

Beer lovers who are also fans of HBO's Game of Thrones have reason to rejoice as Ommegang Brewery releases its fourth brew based on the show.

Proposed bill in Florida could kill craft brewing industry Special

Tallahassee - The fate of craft beer brewing in Florida is in the balance as a new bill has been introduced to regulate the craft beer industry. Craft brewers are calling it “extortion” and claim it favors big beer distributors.

Good beers need new yeasts

Beer is the most widely consumed alcoholic beverage on the planet. Good beer requires good quality yeasts and researchers are continuing to hunt for new strains.

Canadian gives up food for Lent, and drinks beer instead

Beer blogger Chris Schryer, based in Toronto, decided to give up food for Lent, and drink beer for 40 days straight instead.

Teacher allows O'Douls in class for lesson on colonial times

A blast from the past is causing a stir in the present for a Michigan elementary school teacher who allowed her 5th-grade students to drink O’Doul’s non-alcoholic beer in a class lesson on colonial times.

Russians favour no beer at Sochi hockey games

Sochi - While American spectators are upset at being denied a frosty cold one during Sochi Olympic hockey games most Russians agree with the ban saying it helps keep rowdy fans in check."If they sell beer at hockey games it could be dangerous," Yevgeny Khislav...

Raise a spoon America, Yuengling's Ice Cream is back

Pottsville - Yes, I said Yuengling's Ice Cream. After a 30-year hiatus, the company that shares its name with the popular Pennsylvania brewery has revived its ice cream production.

Big beer fights back, MillerCoors is targeting your taste buds

Chicago - MillerCoors, brewer of the iconic lite beer, sets its sights on consumers looking for something a little different with their upcoming release of 'Fortune', a beer that they hope will please whiskey drinkers.

First self-serve beer tables now in Alberta Special

Edmonton - Want to pour your own beer during a night out? The first self-serve beer tables in Alberta are now in operation at a pub on Whyte Avenue.

German shop set on fire due to lack of Beck's Gold beer

Dortmund - It seems everyone is a critic these days. Two men walked into a shop in Dortmund, North Rhine-Westphalia in Germany demanding a bottle of Beck's Gold beer. When the shop owner couldn't oblige, they set the establishment on fire.

German beer consumption drops for seventh year

Berlin - Germans are slowly losing their taste for beer, with domestic sales of the amber nectar down for the seventh year in a row, the national statistics office said Thursday.

Beans for guys: Jelly Belly launches draft beer jelly beans

Some three years in the making, Jelly Belly, the maker of gourmet jelly beans, is now adding draft beer flavored beans to its vast collection of flavors.

No beer? Prepare to face the wrath of the ceramic squirrel!

North Charleston - A South Carolina woman allegedly beat and stabbed her husband with a ceramic squirrel after he failed to return home with a pack of beer on Christmas Day.

B.C. shoppers may soon buy beer and wine in grocery stores

British Columbia's 672 private liquor stores have done quite well under the Liberals, especially after many of the liquor laws were expanded. Times are changing and grocery stores may end up selling beer and wine, much to the chagrin of the liquor stores.

240,000 bottles of beer destroyed by Nigeria's sharia police

Kano - In a campaign to enforce a law in place since 2001, police in the north Nigerian city of Kano confiscated 240,000 bottles of beer on Wednesday which was taken to a landfill and destroyed.
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