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Beer fear: Japan urged to stock up for Rugby World Cup

Apo - When hosting an international rugby tournament and welcoming thirsty fans from around the world, the last thing you want to do is run out of beer.

Study: Secret of a stable society is beer

There are many factors that have contributed with the progression of human societies and a move to a more stable form of existence. One factor that may surprise many is beer, but the alcoholic drink has been of great importance say researchers.

Bucking the crisis, Greek microbreweries bubble to the fore

Greece - Bent over a barrel, Greek microbrewer Sophocles Panagiotou lovingly draws a measure of his Septem Red Ale into a glass cylinder and expertly transfers it to a glass.

'Beer wars': big brewers target Nigerian drinkers

Lagos - Gigantic billboards advertising beer now dominate the skyline of Nigeria's megacity, Lagos, signalling the escalating battle between multinational brewers for drinkers in Africa's most populous country.

More drought and heat for barley crops means less beer worldwide

There is nothing quite like the taste of an ice-cold beer on a scorching hot day - but global warming doesn't pick and choose what it will impact in a negative way. A warming planet will result in global barley shortages and a shortage of beer.

Beer-mad Belgium moves to save historic drinking dens

Apo - Belgians are famous for taking their beer seriously, but authorities are now moving to preserve some of the historic cafes where drinkers have been quaffing since the early 20th century.

World Cup brings no lasting cheer for Russian beer

Moscow - Football fans from around the world are flocking to Russia's bars, beer gardens and craft beer pubs to quench their thirst as the World Cup heats up.

California's cannabis market is going to be bigger than beer

California began the sale of recreational marijuana on January 1. The market is expected to hit $3.7 billion by the end 2018, and that number will increase to over $5 billion in 2019. Legal marijuana will be a tax windfall for the state.

Raising the bar: local brews make a comeback in Syria

Damascus - For years, Abu George's bar in Damascus's Old City served imported beers under portraits of famous foreigners Che Guevara and Marilyn Monroe -- but the brews on offer now are Syrian-made.

S.Africa craft beers brew up a challenge to old order

Johanesburg - "We've got plans to export to the United States," grinned Luca Tooley who co-owns the Zwakala craft brewery in South Africa's northeastern Limpopo province.

Beer o'clock in the Amazon: the tribe that loves to party

Serra Do Navio - Deep in the Amazon rainforest, it's that time again -- beer o'clock.Members of the tiny, remote Waiapi tribe in Brazil's eastern Amazon raise calabash gourds to their painted faces and quaff the homemade brew they call caxiri.

Smashed: 30,000 beer bottles spark German highway chaos

Berlin - Around 30,000 bottles of beer scattered across a German highway after a truck accident Wednesday, snarling traffic and sparking a sudsy clean-up operation.

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.
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Seen here is the crowd from last year s Hops and History event.  Last year Hops and History sold out...
Seen here is the crowd from last year's Hops and History event. "Last year Hops and History sold out before the day of the event with nearly 600 hundred attendees," said event coordinator Derek Remski.
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One of the food stalls at the St Albans beer festival. It s always best to line one s stomach before...
One of the food stalls at the St Albans beer festival. It's always best to line one's stomach before sipping some beer.
The Heineken Experience  located in Amsterdam  is a historic brewery and corporate visitor center fo...
The Heineken Experience, located in Amsterdam, is a historic brewery and corporate visitor center for the internationally distributed Dutch pilsner, Heineken beer.
James and Jake Stevens refurbished Burke s kitchen into their brewing room.
James and Jake Stevens refurbished Burke's kitchen into their brewing room.
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A view of Dublin from the top of the Guinness Storehouse, Dublin
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Van in ditch, driver gone, beer inside
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Miller brewing complex, Milwaukee, WI.
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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
A range of different beers on display in Eindhoven. Be careful  some of these are very strong. The a...
A range of different beers on display in Eindhoven. Be careful, some of these are very strong. The average is 8 percent, with some as high as twelve percent (alcohol by volume).
The main hall at the St Albans Beer Festival. People stand  happy  sipping beer. In the background m...
The main hall at the St Albans Beer Festival. People stand, happy, sipping beer. In the background many of the barrels and kegs of beer can be seen.
A selection of barrels  used to hold Guinness over the years.
A selection of barrels, used to hold Guinness over the years.
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
EXPERTISE: Noted California beer writer and reviewer Tomm Carroll likes to visit European countries ...
EXPERTISE: Noted California beer writer and reviewer Tomm Carroll likes to visit European countries to sample their unusual brews.
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A range of beer to buy and take home at the St Albans Beer Festival.
A range of beer to buy and take home at the St Albans Beer Festival.
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

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