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4 Awesome TED Talks about Craft Beer

TED Talks are short and powerful. The premise is simple: Talented people with a specific skill speak to a live audience imparting a deeper …

Mexican microbreweries confront beer giants | Latin America

<b>Guadalajara, Mexico -</b> Like many sectors of Mexico's economy, the beer industry has long been dominated by a powerful duopoly. But a flourishing craft beer movement led by independent microbreweries is showing signs of finally forcing open this lucrative market.<p>Since assuming office in December …

Women and Beer: A 4,500-Year History Is Coming Full Circle

In Ancient Egypt, beer was made almost entirely by women. As we shifted to an industrial economy, men took over. Will the craft revolution reverse the trend?<p>It was just moments after I finished an IPA tour at the Great American Beer Festival with Julia Herz, the Craft Beer Program director for the …

Topless Beer Can Revolution

The "360 Lid" that swept last week's Craft Brewer's Conference<p>Yesterday, members of Ukrainian feminist group Femen staged protests across Europe calling for a "topless jihad" in support of Tunisian activist Amina Tyler. Meanwhile Pennsylvania-based brewing company Sly Fox is doing something also …

Top 10 craft beer pubs in Edinburgh

Drinking late is as much a part of the Edinburgh Fringe experience as its theatre, music and comedy. As the festival starts, Tony Naylor searches out the city’s best craft beer bars<p>Bow Bar<p>It may look like a classic old-school Edinburgh pub (it is, in fact, a painstaking, late-1980s recreation), but …

Craft Beers Say Hello Cans, Goodbye Bottles: An Aluminum Revolution

Early this summer the Boston Beer Company, parent of the venerable Sam Adams brand, will do something they have never done in this country in their 29 years of existence: sell beer in a can.<p>While there were other small brewers and brewpubs, Sam Adams was hugely responsible for jump starting the …