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Five great not-at-all-local beers to try

There’s a lot to be said for drinking local, and the craft beer boom means that most Londoners needn’t travel far to taste exciting, hop-forward …


This $24 Car Charger Tells You Where You Parked, and Even Monitors Your Car Battery

Oktoberfest: the world's largest beer festival – in pictures


How to Make Milk Jug Mead (Honey Wine) at Home - with Photos!

Milk Jug Mead, the perfect way to make your first batch of honey wine.<p>You can make your own mead!<p>Making mead from home can be a fun and rewarding …


What Beer Tasted Like in 6000 B.C.

In lieu of a booze-soaked time machine, there’s no way to know for sure what our ancestors chugged at Neolithic keggers. But thanks to new findings, a coalition of beer scientists (yes, there really is such a thing) and biological data analysts can make a pretty decent guess. In a paper published …


Another Pint, Please: An Inflatable Irish Pub

<i>I don't know, that kind of looks like a witch's house to me.</i> This is the Paddy Wagon Inflatable Irish Pub. It's an inflatable room that looks like a …


These Startups Will Turn Your Kitchen Into A Microbrewery

Americans have a big appetite for beer, and small brewers are playing an increasingly important role in sating it. Last year, craft breweries sold a …

Belgian brewery's pipe dream brings relief to medieval Bruges

BRUGES, Belgium (Reuters) - A Belgian brewery is turning on the taps of a pipeline buried beneath the medieval city of Bruges to transport its beer to a bottling plant some 3 km (2 miles) away.<p>Four years in planning and five months in construction, the Halve Maan (Half Moon) brewery will officially …


See If Your Favorite Beer Made The Cut For The Best Beers In Each Of The 50 States

If there was a list called “The Things I Least Want To Hear People Debate,” one of the line items on that list would be beer. Whether your favorite …


How the foam on your beer keeps it from spilling

Have froth? Won’t slosh. A new study reveals the science behind how a foamy top to a beer can reduce the chance of spillage.


Fizzics FZ-101 beer server review

Not so long ago a group of friends and I were discussing how a vacation property we were staying at didn’t have an wine aerator. One friend took a …


Strange brews: Making beer with Boston river water

BOSTON (AP) — Some of New England's leading breweries are competing to see who can turn the questionable water of Boston's Charles River into the tastiest suds.<p>Six area breweries have signed on for the first ever "Brew the Charles" challenge. The competition is a highlight of HUBweek, a weeklong …


This New Frosted Flakes Beer Will Be Grrrrreat

This New Frosted Flakes Beer Will Be Grrrrreat<p>This New Frosted Flakes Beer Will Be Grrrrreat<p>146<p>Beer and breakfast are a perfect pair, and that's …


Jesus and beer: Religious groups combine faith, cold brews

WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — Angela Caddell started struggling with her Christianity 14 years ago when she came out as gay. But a gathering at a bar to talk faith over a cold beer once a month is helping her feel more connected to her religion.<p>"If you're an atheist you are welcome. .... I'm a lesbian, I'm …


Alcohol May Damage the Heart -- at Least for Some

<b>By Dennis Thompson</b><i><br>HealthDay Reporter</i><p>(HealthDay)<p>WEDNESDAY, Sept. 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- You might need to reconsider that nightly glass of wine …


Reviving old traditions, Arab beer brewers make their mark

FUHEIS, Jordan (AP) — It took gumption to pour millions of dollars into starting a brewery in an overwhelmingly Muslim country where many frown on …

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Stanley Vacuum Insulated Stein

An insulated mug that can keep your beer cold and fizzy for hours.


Bananagrams Releases Branded Beer

It’s never advisable to play word games while inebriated, but if you do, you might as well stick to a theme. Bananagrams, the portable word game …


Slovenia toasts 'Europe's first beer fountain'

Zalec's new attraction, dreamed up by local entrepreneurs a few years ago, will not be gushing out gallons of amber nectar for thirsty visitors to …


5 Beer Myths We Have to Stop Following

on 9 September, 2016 at 12:16 pm<p>We’ve built up quite a few common fallacies about the best ways to serve and drink it, even the “Beer before liquor” …


Delicious things happen when a tea company decides to make beer

Tea and beer are two of the most popular drinks in the world, so it was only a matter of time before someone combined the two into one super beverage.<p>…

Here It Is, the Genetic Family Tree of Beer

The genetic history of all the yeasts that make delicious suds.<p>Beer just got its first genetic family tree.<p>From crisp lagers to hearty pale ales to cloudy hefeweizens, beer owes much of its stunning variety to the hundreds of strains of yeast that ferment it. Now a team of geneticists has created …


Genesee Brewery unveils $49.1M expansion plan

The Genesee Brewery currently seen on St. Paul Street in Rochester will look drastically different in the next few years.<p>Gov. Andrew Cuomo appeared …


The sour spectrum


Why Tilting Your Glass Is the Best Way to Pour a Beer

Most of us have learned the hard way that there’s a certain technique to pouring our beer without making it overflow and ruin everything. You have to …


Moderate drinking doesn’t affect fertility, study says

A new study has found moderate alcohol consumption does not affect a woman’s ability to get pregnant, although higher amounts might.<p>Danish researchers studied 6,120 women trying to conceive in stable relationships with male partners. The women reported their drinking habits in questionnaires. By …


Oktoberfest pick: Ayinger Oktober Fest-Marzen, a classic take on the style

<b>What it is:</b> It's that sliver of the year when our minds are allowed to drift from hops, stouts aged in bourbon barrels and the latest craft brewery to release a pilsner, so that we can revel in the maltiness of Oktoberfest beers.<p>The style, which is also called Marzen, is traditionally brewed in …


Is Beer Healthier Than Milk?

Written by |<p>Following news that the University of Wisconsin–Madison has been ranked the nation’s top party school, PETA is negotiating with outdoor …

People who drink alcohol are less likely to die from cancer if physically active: study

Basic levels of weekly exercise could offset some of the harmful effects of drinking alcohol, a new report suggests.<p>The University of Sydney, …