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World's biggest beer festival Oktoberfest opens in Munich

Munich - The drinking has begun as wet weather and enhanced security did not dampen the spirits of beer enthusiasts at the 184th Oktoberfest which opened in Munich on Saturday.

Australian PM defends baby and beer photo

Sydney - Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull brushed off criticism Monday of a photo of him nursing a beer while holding his granddaughter as online "craziness".

Ukraine brews up Trump beer with a Putin twist

L'viv - Fancy a beer with a twist of political intrigue?

The genome of barley reveals secrets of better beer

The beer and whisky industry represents big business and there are regular inquiries for improving efficiency. Recent details on the genome of barley, the most commonly used ingredient for the drinks, could help.

Aussie beer boycott over Christian gay marriage video

Sydney - Leading Australian brewery Coopers apologised Wednesday after pubs vowed a boycott over its links to a Christian organisation that featured its beer in a same-sex marriage debate.

Group of engineering students hope to brew beer on the moon

A team of university students from UC San Diego have been shortlisted in a competition to conduct an experiment on the moon. If the team is selected, they will determine how yeast will react when beer is brewed on the lunar surface.

Brews brothers: Norman monks revive ancient beer tradition

Saint-wandrille-ran - Behind the centuries-old stone walls of a Benedictine monastery in northern France, monks are busy bringing a long-lost tradition back to life.

To beer or not to beer: Belgium fears for brewing crown

Brussels - Belgium is historically one of the world's top beer countries but Thomas Costenoble, organiser of the Brussels Beer Challenge, fears that trouble is brewing.

Budweiser's last hope to capture millennials was a huge flop

Budweiser's 'America' summer campaign didn't have the impact the beer giant had hoped for. From the start, Budweiser's America campaign has been controversial.

Starbucks plans to put a kick in your cuppa' with #NitroColdBrew

Seattle - Iced coffee infused with nitrogen gas? Yep, it's coming to around 600 Starbucks locations by the end of summer. What is nitro-coffee, anyway? And is it better than plain old coffee?

Rare good news in Venezuela: Beer is back

Caracas - Venezuelans struggling through an economic crisis got a rare bit of good news Thursday when the country's largest brewery announced it had obtained a loan to resume production.

Essential Science: How science can improve craft beer

Taking a sip of a cold beer on a warm day seems a step away from science. However, both microbiology and chemistry are crucial to creating your favorite brew. With the popularity of craft beers, the scientific approach is important.

Chatting with country singer Travis Rice: 'Women, Water and Beer' Special

Country singer Travis Rice chatted with Digital Journal about his new single "Women, Water and Beer," and dream female duet choices in country.

Australia develops first approved gluten free barley

Sydney - Australia has produced the first World Health Organization approved “gluten free” barley. This will allow for a broader range of gluten free products to be produced, including beer.

Goodbye vodka? Russians toast craft beer revolution

Moscow - Bearded hipsters and bespectacled 20-somethings sip pale ales and dark stouts at Garden Beer, one of Moscow's new craft beer bars serving "made in Russia" brews to an increasingly discerning clientele.

You can make $12K travelling and drinking

Many people probably dream of making thousands of dollars travelling and drinking beer, and now there's an internship that will let them do that.

World's biggest beer company misses earning expectations

Anheuser-Busch InBev — the biggest brewer in the world and maker of the ubiquitous Budweiser — is in a really funky place.

Beer made from discarded bread launched

London - The London based Hackney Brewery, together with a food waste charity called Feedback, have launched a pale ale made from surplus loaves of bread.

German brewers cheer 500th birthday of beer purity law

Berlin - German brewers will be clinking glasses this year to the 500th anniversary of their "purity law", even as craft label designers complain the decree is cramping their style.

Improving the flavor of lager beer

Lagers are often seen as the poor relation to ales in the flavor stakes, despite lager outselling ales by considerable amounts in the global beer market. Scientists are on a quest to offer a better range of lagers.

Oktoberfest attendance falls amid German border controls

Berlin - Attendance slipped at the world's biggest beer party, the annual Oktoberfest in Germany, as border controls imposed to stem the flow of refugees complicated rail travel, organisers said Sunday.

World beer giant Heineken buys into California craft brewer

Petaluma - It's been two weeks since European beer giant Heineken announced it was buying half of pioneering California craft beer-maker Lagunitas Brewing Co. and, so far, everything still looks good.

Germany's Oktoberfest opens in shadow of refugee crisis

Munich - Munich taps the keg Saturday on its Oktoberfest, the world's biggest beer festival with six million revellers expected, just as the German city grapples with a record refugee influx.

Munich's Oktoberfest to open amid refugee influx

Munich - Ursula Stellenberger, a 70-year-old Munich native, has been joining the annual giant Oktoberfest beer party for more than half a century but says this year's edition is unlikely to resemble any other.

The evolution of lager yeast charted

The key to making a good beer is a mix of the best ingredients, craft and the best yeast. In the beer world, lagers dominate the market. Researchers have been pondering the origins of the lager yeast.

Beer yeast creates the perfect chocolate

Making high quality chocolate is an art form and food technologists are continually experimenting with new processes. In a left-field move, one group has started to use the yeast from manufacturing beer.

Keeping the heat out of a good beer

Aberystwyth - One problem with making beer is preventing the yeast from getting too hot. This creates a conundrum because yeast generates its own heat, and the more effectively yeast works the more heat it generates.

Drinking lots of beer exposes toxin risk

Valencia - Food scientists have analysed the extent of fungal toxins in various beers. The Spanish researchers have discovered surprisingly high levels of mycotoxins in certain brews.

Create home-made morphine with DIY beer kits

I remember staying with an old friend in Dublin many years ago, and I asked him if I could take a bath. Sorry, he said, "the bathtub is occupied – it's full of fermenting homemade beer."

Sewage to suds: Craft brewers to make beer from reclaimed water

Portland - An Oregon waste water treatment operator is challenging Oregon's renowned craft beer community to come up with a tasty beer made from treated sewage water.
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Toronto Ontario, Canada - June 5, 2012. Greg Taylor, left and Cam Heaps, two of the three co-founders sit across from each other in the companies open concept office amonst their employees. The third co-founder Greg Cromwell lives in Australia. Located in a former Canadian Pacific Rail steam locomotive roundhouse, Steam Whistle brewery produces an average of 120,000 bottles of their Pilsner beer every day. During June and July their production will double to keep pace with demand. The company is
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South Afrika Vs. Mexico in Berlin with Corona beer and Die Fraktion
Toronto Ontario  Canada - June 5  2012. Greg Taylor  left and Cam Heaps  two of the three co-founder...
Toronto Ontario, Canada - June 5, 2012. Greg Taylor, left and Cam Heaps, two of the three co-founders sit across from each other in the companies open concept office amonst their employees. The third co-founder Greg Cromwell lives in Australia. Located in a former Canadian Pacific Rail steam locomotive roundhouse, Steam Whistle brewery produces an average of 120,000 bottles of their Pilsner beer every day. During June and July their production will double to keep pace with demand. The company is
Toronto Ontario  Canada - June 5  2012. Located in a former Canadian Pacific Rail steam locomotive r...
Toronto Ontario, Canada - June 5, 2012. Located in a former Canadian Pacific Rail steam locomotive roundhouse, Steam Whistle brewery produces an average of 120,000 bottles of their Pilsner beer every day. During June and July their production will double to keep pace with demand. The company is in production 363 days of the year, only closed on Christmas and New Years day. The company produces one beer only - Pilsner - which was selected to fill a gap in the craft beer market that was identified
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Van in ditch, driver gone, beer inside
Toronto Ontario  Canada - June 5  2012. Greg Taylor  left and Cam Heaps  two of the three co-founder...
Toronto Ontario, Canada - June 5, 2012. Greg Taylor, left and Cam Heaps, two of the three co-founders sit across from each other in the companies open concept office amonst their employees. The third co-founder Greg Cromwell lives in Australia. Located in a former Canadian Pacific Rail steam locomotive roundhouse, Steam Whistle brewery produces an average of 120,000 bottles of their Pilsner beer every day. During June and July their production will double to keep pace with demand. The company is
Toronto Ontario  Canada - June 5  2012. Located in a former Canadian Pacific Rail steam locomotive r...
Toronto Ontario, Canada - June 5, 2012. Located in a former Canadian Pacific Rail steam locomotive roundhouse, Steam Whistle brewery produces an average of 120,000 bottles of their Pilsner beer every day. During June and July their production will double to keep pace with demand. The company is in production 363 days of the year, only closed on Christmas and New Years day. The company produces one beer only - Pilsner - which was selected to fill a gap in the craft beer market.
A range of different shaped beer bottles aligns one of the wall at the Black Cat pub.
A range of different shaped beer bottles aligns one of the wall at the Black Cat pub.
Toronto Ontario  Canada - June 5  2012. Greg Taylor  left and Cam Heaps  two of the three co-founder...
Toronto Ontario, Canada - June 5, 2012. Greg Taylor, left and Cam Heaps, two of the three co-founders sit across from each other in the companies open concept office amonst their employees. The third co-founder Greg Cromwell lives in Australia. Located in a former Canadian Pacific Rail steam locomotive roundhouse, Steam Whistle brewery produces an average of 120,000 bottles of their Pilsner beer every day. During June and July their production will double to keep pace with demand. The company is
Toronto Ontario  Canada - June 5  2012. Greg Taylor  left and Cam Heaps  two of the three co-founder...
Toronto Ontario, Canada - June 5, 2012. Greg Taylor, left and Cam Heaps, two of the three co-founders sit across from each other in the companies open concept office amonst their employees. The third co-founder Greg Cromwell lives in Australia. Located in a former Canadian Pacific Rail steam locomotive roundhouse, Steam Whistle brewery produces an average of 120,000 bottles of their Pilsner beer every day. During June and July their production will double to keep pace with demand. The company is
Toronto Ontario  Canada - June 5  2012. Greg Taylor  left and Cam Heaps  two of the three co-founder...
Toronto Ontario, Canada - June 5, 2012. Greg Taylor, left and Cam Heaps, two of the three co-founders sit across from each other in the companies open concept office amonst their employees. The third co-founder Greg Cromwell lives in Australia. Located in a former Canadian Pacific Rail steam locomotive roundhouse, Steam Whistle brewery produces an average of 120,000 bottles of their Pilsner beer every day. During June and July their production will double to keep pace with demand. The company is
Toronto Ontario  Canada - June 5  2012. Located in a former Canadian Pacific Rail steam locomotive r...
Toronto Ontario, Canada - June 5, 2012. Located in a former Canadian Pacific Rail steam locomotive roundhouse, Steam Whistle brewery produces an average of 120,000 bottles of their Pilsner beer every day. During June and July their production will double to keep pace with demand. The company is in production 363 days of the year, only closed on Christmas and New Years day. The company produces one beer only - Pilsner - which was selected to fill a gap in the craft beer market.
Burke s is a popular pub for people just getting off work.
Burke's is a popular pub for people just getting off work.
Toronto Ontario  Canada - June 5  2012. Greg Taylor  left and Cam Heaps  two of the three co-founder...
Toronto Ontario, Canada - June 5, 2012. Greg Taylor, left and Cam Heaps, two of the three co-founders sit across from each other in the companies open concept office amonst their employees. The third co-founder Greg Cromwell lives in Australia. Located in a former Canadian Pacific Rail steam locomotive roundhouse, Steam Whistle brewery produces an average of 120,000 bottles of their Pilsner beer every day. During June and July their production will double to keep pace with demand.
Party people go for bottles of beer at a sales point durring the bar beach concert in Lagos on Chris...
Party people go for bottles of beer at a sales point durring the bar beach concert in Lagos on Christmas night.
Part of the Guinness brewing process.
Part of the Guinness brewing process.
Oktoberfest is hoping attendance will be up after last year's attendance dipped
Oktoberfest is hoping attendance will be up after last year's attendance dipped
Sven Hoppe, dpa/AFP
The Museum of San Francisco and Historical Society is having another beer history lesson. Flipside a...
The Museum of San Francisco and Historical Society is having another beer history lesson. Flipside at The Mint, an off-shoot of the museum is hosting "Hops and History, Round 2" feature lectures, artifacts and memorabilia of beer making in San Francisco and on the West Coast.
William La Cross, courtesy of Flipside at The Mint
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Five inmates sue alcohol manufacturers blaming the companies for crimes.
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