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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.

Slowing down the heat to make a good beer

Aberystwyth - One of the problems with making beer is that the yeast used generates a lot of heat and the heat, in turn, damages the yeast and this can lead to occasional bad tasting beer and loss of vital quantities of brewer’s yeast.

Aussie PM downs beer in a few seconds, sparking debate

Sydney - Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott was caught on video downing a beer in a few seconds at a Sydney pub, prompting comparisons to another drink-chugging former leader and sparking a debate on social media.

Remaking the world’s oldest beers from lost recipes

Helsinki - Brewers and scientists are reviewing beer recipes from clues that archaeologists have uncovered from an 1840’s-era shipwreck. The aim is to recreate an enticing beer from yesteryear.

Improving lager and making different types through new yeasts

Helsinki - Having fallen behind the craft beer movement, it could be time for tired old lager to be revitalized. Food technologists have been developing new hybrid yeasts for beer.

New polymer allows beer quality to be tested quickly

Beer, milk and juices need to be tested regularly in order to assess the quality of the drinks, especially to see if they are suitable for human consumption. A new polymer powder has been invented to help make this process more efficient.

Wagner legend is brought to life by a fast-rising star Special

Toronto - New Jersey native Christine Goerke may be making her role debut as a legendary Wagner heroine soon, but she's still a tweeting, Skyping wife and mom who thinks size has nothing to do with sex appeal.

Man in NZ drinks beer while toasting marshmallow over volcano

A man from Christchurch, New Zealand decided to casually drink a beer while roasting marshmallows over an active volcano.

New probiotic hope for autoimmune diseases

Newcastle - Certain bacteria that can eat their way through yeast in the human gut could be the basis for new treatments for people suffering from bowel diseases, according to some new research.
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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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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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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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