- Lawsuit: Bar overserved motorcyclist, led to friend's death Updated: May-23-16 4:06 am
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - A Columbia bar has been accused of serving so much alcohol to one of its underage patrons that he became extremely intoxicated and crashed his motorcycle, killing a 19-year-old woman who was riding with him.
- New craft beer trail comes to the Shenandoah Valley Updated: May-22-16 11:07 am
STAUNTON, Virginia - Like Nelson County has the Brew Ridge Trail, the Shenandoah Valley now has its very own beer trail snaking down Interstate 81.
- Sugary soft drinks nixed at Colombia's elementary schools Updated: May-20-16 2:27 pm
BOGOTA, Colombia - Sugary soft drinks are being pulled from elementary schools in Colombia in a bid to instill better dietary habits at a young age
- Kentucky looking at hops as potential crop Updated: May-20-16 1:02 am
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles is turning attention to the potential of growing hops in the bluegrass state.
- Buffalo Trace to expand with $200 million investment Updated: May-20-16 12:27 am
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - Buffalo Trace Distillery says a more than $200 million expansion is planned to help keep up with demand for its bourbon.
- Ohio lawmakers vote to scrap cap on alcohol content for beer Updated: May-20-16 12:14 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio - In a move that would allow craft brewers the freedom to make boozier beers, Ohio lawmakers have voted to scrap a cap on alcohol content for beer that's been on the books since just after Prohibition.
- Rhode Island House passes wine biscuit bill Updated: May-19-16 5:30 pm
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - The Rhode Island House of Representatives has passed a bill to help bakers buy wine in bulk for use in making wine biscuits.
- Des Moines high school students create root beer to sell Updated: May-19-16 5:25 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - A group of students at a Des Moines high school has brewed and branded a root beer recipe as part of a two-year project.
- Amid budget deficit, Illinois considers taxing sugary drinks Updated: May-18-16 5:16 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Lawmakers scrambling to find money to fix Illinois' multibillion dollar deficit are looking to sugary drinks as one potential source of revenue.
- The Latest: Rhode Island Senate passes wine biscuit bill Updated: May-18-16 5:08 pm
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - The Latest on a wine biscuit bill in Rhode Island (all times local):
- Kentucky bourbon production reaches nearly 50-year high Updated: May-18-16 4:02 pm
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - Kentucky bourbon production swelled to a nearly 50-year high last year, and with new distilleries joining the boom, more of the amber whiskey is expected to reach stores and bars.
- Bakers seek new law for Rhode Island's beloved wine biscuit Updated: May-18-16 3:05 pm
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - Rhode Island bakers are asking lawmakers to make it easier for them to mass produce an Italian-American treat.
- Odor's minor league team introduces drink with punch to it Updated: May-17-16 9:44 pm
FRISCO, Texas - Rougned Odor's former minor league team has introduced an alcoholic energy drink it says delivers a punch.
- Cold snap damages wine grape crops in Minnesota, Wisconsin Updated: May-17-16 5:41 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - Vintners in southern Wisconsin and southeastern Minnesota are reeling from a weekend cold snap that ruined huge swaths of their grapes.
- Grand Traverse Band LLC to open coffee shop in Traverse City Updated: May-17-16 4:07 pm
TRAVERSE CITY, Michigan - An Indian tribe is set to open a coffee shop in northern Michigan's Traverse City.
- Antifreeze found in school's drinking water Updated: May-17-16 7:28 am
HARTFORD, Wisconsin - More tests will be done to determine how small amounts of antifreeze and propylene made it into the drinking water at a Hartford elementary school.
- Researchers will try growing hops in Nebraska Updated: May-15-16 3:14 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - Researchers from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln will grow hops at five locations across the state this summer to test the beer ingredient's potential as a crop here.
- Astoria distillery changes name twice due to trademark woes Updated: May-15-16 3:02 pm
ASTORIA, Oregon - An Astoria distillery has had to change its name for the second time due to trademark troubles.
- Flying Dog celebrates 25 years of cutting-edge brewing Updated: May-15-16 9:01 am
FREDERICK, Maryland - Twenty-five years since its founding, Flying Dog Brewery is still striving to be innovative and original.
- Lake Mary man plans cafe 'up in the trees' Updated: May-15-16 3:01 am
SANFORD, Florida - Alan Fulmer wants you to turn off the computer, take a deep breath outside and climb a tree.
- Work set to begin on Mitchell Coca-Cola distribution plant Updated: May-14-16 1:16 pm
MITCHELL, South Dakota - Workers in Mitchell are preparing the land for a new $2.7 million Coca-Cola distribution plant, less than a year after the previous facility suffered heavy damage in an August fire.
- Man finds niche amid sound surroundings at local coffeehouse Updated: May-14-16 12:18 pm
JOHNSON CITY, Tennessee - It could have been the coffee talking, but a casual conversation with the extremely effervescent Sam Love this week revealed a genuinely enthusiastic, energetic and community-oriented specimen.
- Spilled beer mash causes crash in southwest Colorado Updated: May-12-16 10:34 pm
DURANGO, Colorado - Investigators say beer was a factor in a rollover crash in southwest Colorado, but drunken-driving was not to blame.
- Colorado debate on grocery-store beer flares again Updated: May-10-16 11:48 pm
DENVER - Colorado's unusual requirement that most grocery stores sell only low-alcohol beer could be ending. A bill moving through the state Legislature would allow more grocery stores to sell beer stronger than 3.2 percent alcohol, or "near beer."
- Grand Rapids brewery creates beer for classical music piece Updated: May-09-16 12:06 pm
GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan - A Grand Rapids brewery has created a beer that attempts to put flavor to a classical music piece inspired by monks.