- Michigan State startup roasts chestnuts for beer production Updated: Jun-29-15 2:04 am
EAST LANSING, Michigan - A new Michigan State University startup company is roasting chestnuts for use in craft brewing.
- Your face on your espresso? Highlights from tech show Updated: Jun-27-15 1:37 pm
NEW YORK - Imagine staring deep into the foam of your favorite espresso drink and seeing a face looking back at you. Or how about using the charge in your fingers to clean your teeth?
- Flint-area hops farm to host open house, teach production Updated: Jun-26-15 4:13 am
ATLAS TOWNSHIP, Michigan - Some people choose to have a tall, cold beer on a warm summer day, but people may not know about the process that goes into that drink making it into their hands.
- Episcopal assembly responds to fatal drunken driving case Updated: Jun-25-15 7:28 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - The Episcopal Church's top legislative body is reviewing its policies on alcohol and addiction as part of a churchwide soul-searching over a Maryland assistant bishop charged with drunken driving while texting and killing a bicyclist.
- Bill allowing baby pictures on beer bottles goes through Updated: Jun-25-15 1:53 pm
CONCORD, New Hampshire - New Hampshire restaurants and stores will soon be allowed to sell beer bottles that include pictures of minors on the label, as long as the images don't encourage underage drinking.
- Fayetteville bike farm offering camping, craft beer to open Updated: Jun-25-15 5:50 am
FAYETTEVILLE, West Virginia - A new biking, camping and local craft beer destination is coming to Fayetteville.
- Road sign advising to 'drink more beer' sells for $600 Updated: Jun-24-15 11:29 am
FRANKENLUST TOWNSHIP, Michigan - An auction company has sold an electronic road sign that was drawing eyes in Michigan for its beer-centric slogan.
- Liquor board OKs new rules after Oktoberfest controversy Updated: Jun-23-15 5:32 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - Utah's liquor board approved more flexible rules for granting event permits Tuesday, a year after receiving intense criticism when board members considered denying a permit to serve beer at an annual Oktoberfest celebration.
- Leelanau wineries focus of yearlong art project Updated: Jun-22-15 5:12 pm
TRAVERSE CITY, Michigan - Stephanie Schlatter first came to northern Michigan on her honeymoon 20 years ago. Now the region and its wine country is like her second home.
- Pennsylvania brewery honoring Joe Paterno with special beer Updated: Jun-22-15 8:21 am
LATROBE, Pennsylvania - A Pennsylvania brewery is raising a glass to Joe Paterno.
- Texas may be tea party heaven, but activists aren't happy Updated: Jun-21-15 10:53 am
AUSTIN, Texas - Texas can sometimes feel like tea party heaven - the land of Ted Cruz, where the Legislature is packed with hard-right devotees and the governor himself heeds fringe fears about possible federal plots to seize the state.
- DC sees more women running restaurants, breweries Updated: Jun-21-15 9:08 am
WASHINGTON - When Amy Brandwein started her culinary career in 2000 as a pastry intern at D.C.'s Galileo, she quickly realized her passion was not in pastry, but rather on the hotline. So she traded in her dough blade for a set of knives and started training as a cook.
- Bismarck brewer rolls out new beer for LGBT pride weekend Updated: Jun-20-15 8:00 pm
BISMARCK, North Dakota - A Bismarck brewery has rolled out some new beer for the annual Capital Pride festival on Saturday.
- Drought order meant to save fish in California wine country Updated: Jun-17-15 6:44 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - Water regulators have ordered some of the first drought restrictions targeting Northern California wine country.
- Brewer donates $1 million to UC Davis beer science program Updated: Jun-16-15 9:02 am
SACRAMENTO, California - The University of California Davis is using $1 million donated by a Texas-based brewer to buy new equipment for its beer science program.
- Retirement home residents learn to brew beer Updated: Jun-13-15 3:04 am
MYSTIC, Connecticut - The idea of a brewery assembly line might conjure images of Laverne and Shirley toiling away in the dimly lit Schotz Beer warehouse. Reality, though, is very different for the team bottling a home-brewed batch of April Showers Cream Ale. Gathered on a "Better Homes & Gardens"-style landscaped terrace at StoneRidge Independent Living Community in Mystic, several residents enjoy the process as thirst-quenching leisure rather than blue-collar toil.
- Hops growers rush to meet rising demand from craft brewers Updated: Jun-12-15 1:46 am
MOXEE, Washington - These are good times for growers like Ben St. Mary. He stood at his family's farm in Washington state recently and watched as employees built trellises where a new field of hops, the key ingredient in the flavoring of beer, will grow.
- California tries to save salmon in Wine Country creeks Updated: Jun-11-15 7:13 pm
SONOMA, California - California is taking desperate steps to save the last endangered salmon in Wine Country creeks that are going dry because of over-pumping and the drought, officials said Thursday.
- Unlimited concerts, films or gym classes - for a monthly fee Updated: Jun-11-15 6:01 pm
NEW YORK - Sip on all the cappuccinos you want, hop from one fitness class to the next, catch a new flick at the movie theater daily or rock out at a concert every night - as long as you pay a monthly fee.
- New Hampshire lawmakers vote to allow baby on beer label Updated: Jun-11-15 12:42 pm
CONCORD, New Hampshire - The New Hampshire House is pushing back on Gov. Maggie Hassan's veto of a bill related to depicting minors on alcohol advertisements.
- USDA grants totaling $6.7M encourage efficiency, renewables Updated: Jun-10-15 4:29 pm
CHEYENNE, Wyoming - A solar power system to be installed at one of Wyoming's bigger microbreweries helped Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Wednesday promote a nationwide program to encourage energy efficiency and renewable energy.
- Bill passed allowing increased Illinois beer production Updated: Jun-09-15 8:49 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Legislation that proponents expect to boost Illinois' beer production is headed to the governor's desk after passing the House.
- Egypt's winemakers seek to revive ancient art Updated: Jun-09-15 2:26 am
CAIRO - An organic wine producer is growing indigenous grapes near famed pharaonic tombs in central Egypt, vintners in the Nile Delta have modernized a long-neglected 19th century winery, and in Cairo's hotels, tourists can now enjoy Egyptian wine described by an expert as "eminently drinkable."
- Former House GOP leader to run wine and spirts wholesalers Updated: Jun-08-15 1:02 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - The former Republican leader of the Connecticut House of Representatives has been named to oversee the Wine and Spirits Wholesalers of Connecticut.
- West Virginia targets tiny craft brew trade for big growth Updated: Jun-06-15 11:15 am
THOMAS, West Virginia - Drive through one-stoplight Tucker County, and soon you can probably hit a quarter of West Virginia's craft breweries before catching a steady cell phone signal.