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This Season's Maple Sap Heads from Tree to Beer Tap

FOOD/DRINK | By Michael Hill | Apr 6
The maple sap bubbling away in Ron Davis' upstate New York sugar house is destined for pancakes, waffles, sweets and - for years now - beer kegs.

States Increasing Production Caps for Microbreweries

FOOD/DRINK | By Ryan Van Velzer | Apr 2
The increasing popularity of craft beer around the country has legislatures nationwide rewriting laws to accommodate microbreweries as they exceed production limits.

Is This Bud For You?

FOOD/DRINK | By MIchael Felberbaum | Feb 9
Attention die-hard craft beer drinkers: This Bud's not for you. After several years of losing ground to craft brewers, Anheuser-Busch, the country's biggest brewery, seems to be conceding that its flagship brew may not fly with fans of fancy suds.

Viginia Brewery Taps 300-Year-Old Recipe

FOOD/DRINK | By Michael Felberbaum | Dec 4
What do you get when you combine water, American persimmons and hops and ferment it with yeast? A beer based on a 300-year-old recipe scribbled in a cookbook kept by Virginia's prominent Reynolds family.

In the Spirit: Beer 101

FOOD/DRINK | Nov 16
Beer has evolved from a rudimentary staple, produced with little understanding of the science behind it, into an intricate, refined beverage that has come to identify individuals, as well as geographical regions. Here's a primer.

University Launches Beer-Making Program

FOOD/DRINK | By David N. Goodman | Oct 1
Colleges and beer have a long shared history. A university in Michigan is taking that partnership to a new level with the creation of a program to train and certify experts in "fermentation science."

Go for the Food: Vermont's Beer Run

FOOD/DRINK | By J.M. Hirsch | Sep 18
Looking for the ultimate beer journey? Seek out Heady Topper, a double IPA by The Alchemist Brewery in Vermont. While you're at it, discover other breweries and food artisans in the Green Mountain State.

Belgium’s Beer Buzz

FOOD/DRINK | By Raf Casert | Apr 21
The Belgian beer federation is trying to rekindle local interest in the drink with a "Proud of our Beers" public awareness campaign, including a tricolor national flag with the middle yellow turned into a glass of beer.

Guinness Pulls Out of NYC St. Patrick’s Parade Over Gay Exclusion

NATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Mar 17
Officials from popular Irish dry stout maker Guinness announced Saturday that they are pulling sponsorship of New York City’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade because participants aren’t allowed to openly march as LGBT people.

Mass. Monks Start Brewing Beer Like European Brothers

FOOD/DRINK | By Dave Martin | Jan 23
Starting last week, the 63 brothers of St. Joseph’s Abbey - about an hour’s drive west of Boston - began selling the first Trappist beer brewed outside Europe.

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