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Mass. Monks Start Brewing Beer Like European Brothers

By Dave Martin | Thursday Jan 23, 2014
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.

Anheuser-Busch Sued Over "Hold my Beer" Videos

By Jim Salter | Wednesday Jan 1, 2014
A Montana-based craft brewer is suing the world’s largest beer-maker, alleging that popular YouTube videos for Bud Light violate its trademarked phrase, "Hold my beer and watch this."

Craft Beer Craze Creates Black Market

By Lisa Rathke | Wednesday Dec 11, 2013
As craft brews gain an intense following, a black market bloomed in which opportunists sell for hundreds of dollars top-rated beers that are hard to find, in short supply, expensive or illegal to ship.

Louisiana Brew Trail Launches

By Melinda Deslatte | Wednesday Sep 25, 2013
Hoist a mug in celebration of Louisiana’s brews. That’s the latest tourist attraction that Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne is celebrating, introducing the Louisiana Craft Brewery Trail to tout locally-made beers.

Cans Make a Comeback in Craft Beer

By Michael Felberbaum | Saturday Jul 6, 2013
Canned beer is making a comeback thanks to craft brewers who are reinventing a classic design.

Florida Growls Over New Beer Law

By Brendan Farrington | Wednesday Apr 10, 2013
Florida is growling over growlers, 64-ounce beer containers that are preferred by beer enthusiasts but currently banned in the state. Distributors are battling economic developers whether to legalize the the size.

Brew York City at the New York Historical Society

By MEGHAN BARR | Sunday Jun 10, 2012
Beer was hip in New York long before hipsters were into craft brews, according to a new exhibit at the New-York Historical Society that traces the history of beer all the way back to drunken Colonial times.

Maui’s Black Rock Lager Evokes Ancestral Spirits

Wednesday Mar 21, 2012
The lager is named after the legendary lava rock formation on Ka’anapali Beach which Hawaiians believe is one of three `uhane lele, a place where souls of the dead leap from earth into their ancestral spirit land.

On the Menu at Starbucks: Wine and Beer

Wednesday Feb 15, 2012
Starbucks Corp., the company that proved there’s no such thing as paying too much for a cup of coffee, is expanding its experiment with two other elixirs that Americans love, wine and beer.

Oktoberfest in America: Festivals and Drinks Abound

By EMILY FREDRIX | Tuesday Sep 13, 2011
Fortunately for those whose budgets and schedules preclude the trip, there is plenty to do - and drink - in the U.S. during the fall beer festival season. Think of it as Oktoberfest in America.