Illinois bus driver drank beer while picking up students, police say

U.S. 11/27/19, 06:50

A 44-year-old school bus driver, in suburban Chicago, was arrested after police said she drank beer while picking up elementary students for school. According to the Aurora Police Department, Michelle Passley of North Aurora picked up the school bus around 6 a.m. on Nov. 15. The school bus video appears to show ...

As craft beer market grows, so do wild flavors

Business 05/29/19, 00:27

Anyone for steak and onion Kolsch? Or a macaroni and cheese pale ale?Those were among the flavors at the Strange Brew Festival in Reno, Nevada, this month, where competition for attention has intensified as craft beers have boomed.Brewers have always experimented, from the medieval Belgians who stirred sour cherries into ...

Israeli scientists brew beer with revived ancient yeasts

Asia & Pacific 05/22/19, 09:17

Israeli researchers raised a glass Wednesday to celebrate a long-brewing project of making beer and mead using yeasts extracted from ancient clay vessels —some over 5,000 years old.Archaeologists and microbiologists from the Israel Antiquities Authority and four Israeli universities teamed up to study yeast colonies found in microscopic pores in ...

South Dakota trio launches meat processing plant

Business 04/13/19, 00:05

From the Schmeckfest bratwurst to the South Dakota Chislic Festival, mouth-watering meat draws great crowds to the Freeman community.Now, this Hutchinson County town of 1,300 residents has gained a business providing an outlet for both livestock producers and meat aficionados.Prairie-to-Plate Enterprises Inc. will establish a butcher shop and meat processing ...

South Dakota college students brew beer in new course

Science 04/01/19, 00:05

At a glance, the scene unfolding recently in one South Dakota School of Mines and Technology classroom resembled something halfway between a science fair and a beer festival.Guests in attendance made their way from booth to booth, sampling and judging the different beers that students in a new class brewed ...

Reel-y? New beer can double as motion picture film developer

New York 03/23/19, 14:02

Kodak says a new beer hitting the market can be used to develop its Super 8 movie film.Dogfish Head Craft Brewery in Delaware created its SuperEIGHT beer after a conversation with people at Kodak, the upstate New York technology company most famous for its photographic roots.Dogfish learned from Kodak that ...

Czech Budweiser brewer worries about Brexit impact

Europe 03/18/19, 12:12

The Budejovicky Budvar brewery in the Czech Republic managed to survive a decades-long trademark battle over whether it could call its beer Budweiser. But now it faces another potential threat: Brexit.The United Kingdom is one of the brewer's top five markets, though it won't say exactly how much beer it ...

Taste of history: Yeast from 1886 shipwreck makes new brew

New York 03/15/19, 00:15

An ale introduced at a New York craft beer festival this month comes with an intriguing backstory — brewed from yeast in beer that went down on a doomed steamship and languished on the ocean floor for 131 years.Long Island brewer Jamie Adams created Deep Ascent ale using yeast from ...

Agreement reached to increase alcohol limits on beer in Utah

U.S. 03/13/19, 15:33

Alcohol limits for beer at Utah grocery stores inched closer to the rest of the country Wednesday under a legislative compromise in the state where the predominant faith teaches abstinence from alcohol.The agreement would raise alcohol limits to 4 percent starting in November, a level that's still lower than almost ...

Utah closer to joining national alcohol levels for beer

Business 02/26/19, 19:02

Utah lawmakers moved closer Tuesday to adopting alcohol levels for beer that are in line with most production-line brews sold around the country, despite opposition from the influential Mormon church.The state Senate overwhelming passed the measure to raise low alcohol limits on Tuesday, though it's expected to face more opposition ...

Increasing alcohol limits in Utah beer gets Senate support

Business 02/25/19, 18:08

A proposal to raise low alcohol limits for beer sold at Utah grocery and convenience stores easily got a first nod of approval from the state Senate on Monday, despite opposition from the influential Mormon church and a number of local brewers. The vote comes as most other states shed the ...

Ale from 1886 shipwreck yields new brew and conflict

U.S. 02/21/19, 01:19

News that an upstate New York brewer planned to recreate ale from a bottle salvaged from a 133-year-old shipwreck took the wind out of the sails of a scuba-diving Long Island brewer who has already done it.Jamie Adams, owner of Saint James Brewery in Holbrook, said Wednesday he plans to ...

South Dakota brewery plans for the future

Business 02/04/19, 01:05

Fernson Brewing Co. may be the largest brewer in Sioux Falls, distributing their locally made beer all over the city and to five states, but don't mistake it as a beer behemoth set on world conquest.The heart of Fernson's plans for the future skew close to home.The company recently announced ...

Craft beer market grows with the flow

Business 02/02/19, 13:40

John Titus and Tim Molinari are taking the plunge into the competitive world of craft beer brewing, after toiling for months to open their New Crescent Brewing Co. taproom in a converted storefront in downtown Irwin.Although craft brewers dot Route 30 in North Huntingdon and others are planned for Greensburg ...

Asahi buys Fuller’s beer business for $327 million

Europe 01/25/19, 08:51

Japanese brewer Asahi is buying the beer business of Britain's Fuller Smith & Turner's for 250 million pounds ($327 million), in a deal that includes its flagship London Pride.The deal announced Friday includes the Griffin Brewery in the London neighborhood of Chiswick, where the company was founded in 1845, and ...

Belt buckles and beer: Federal shutdown hits businesses hard

U.S. 01/24/19, 17:02

From power restaurants in Washington and a belt-buckle maker in Colorado to a brewery in California, businesses that count heavily on federal employees as customers are feeling the punishing effects of the government shutdown.In many cases, it's forcing them to cut workers' hours and buy less from suppliers — measures ...

The Brewhouse finds new ways to stay ahead after 25 years

Business 01/20/19, 01:05

When Oklahomans passed updated liquor laws in 2016, many rejoiced at more freedom to purchase cold wine and full-strength beer at a wider variety of retail locations. But it meant tens of thousands of businesses needed to get ready for the new world of alcohol in Oklahoma.For some, it was ...

More lenient state laws could chill low-alcohol beer market

U.S. 01/19/19, 10:32

Beer snobs in states where grocers could offer only low-alcohol brands are raising their mugs to stronger brews thanks to updated laws.But the changes could indirectly chill the industry in two others where such regulations remain.Rules that went into effect in Oklahoma in October allow grocery, convenience and retail liquor ...

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