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Bolivia's Challenge: Get World to Drink Coca-Infused Beer

It's part of an effort to destigmatize the plant

(Newser) - If it were anywhere else in South America, the nondescript house with buckets of coca leaves soaking in liquid could be mistaken for a clandestine cocaine lab. But this is La Paz, Bolivia, and the fruity aroma of coca steeping in barrels signals that you've arrived at the government-authorized...

Fed Say They've Busted Beer Train Bandits

8 alleged members of Bronx-based 'Beer Theft Enterprise' face federal charges

(Newser) - Federal prosecutors are calling it the "Beer Theft Enterprise." According to a federal indictment unsealed Wednesday, eight Bronx residents are charged with stealing beer worth hundreds of thousands of dollars in heists at rail yards and warehouses across the Northeast, the New York Times reports. Prosecutors said that...

Bud Light Is Losing Space in Grocery Chains

It could lose up to 15% of space on shelves in annual reshuffle

(Newser) - A year after conservatives launched a boycott of Bud Light in response to a promotional video from transgender TikTok star Dylan Mulvaney, the beer is about to lose space on grocery store shelves. Bloomberg reports that in the annual spring reshuffle based on sales, Anheuser-Busch brews including Bud Light and...

State Bill Would Have You Buy Your Beer Warm

Tennessee measure would ban sales of cold beer to cut down on drinking and driving

(Newser) - Grabbing a cold one from the local gas station or convenience store on the way home from work may soon be a thing of the past for the quaffers of Tennessee. New legislation has been introduced in the Volunteer State that would prohibit the sale of chilled beer, in an...

Iowa Shutout Costs Bar Lots of Free Beer

'Pour until they score' promo is small consolation for Hawkeyes' dejected fans

(Newser) - University of Iowa fans who watched their team lose to Michigan over the weekend in the Big Ten championship game got a little consolation at one particular venue in the form of free beer—but it was surely more beer than they wanted. X-Golf Cedar Rapids, a sports bar that...

Viral Video May Have Repelled Fans of This Beer for Good

Clip online seems to show worker peeing in ingredients container at Tsingtao plant in China

(Newser) - While we probably don't want to know every single ingredient that goes into our beverages, that may be especially true for drinkers of China's Tsingtao beer. The South China Morning Post reports that a video has gone viral showing what appears to be a worker urinating into a...

Climate Change Is Now Coming for Your Beer

Scientists warn of lower-quality hops in Europe unless farmers switch things up

(Newser) - If you think climate change news can't get any worse, hold our beer. A new study published in Nature Communications found that hops grown in Europe are seeing a decline in both quality and quantity, which will affect both the taste and cost of beer within the next 25...

Break Out the Beer Steins, Lederhosen

Oktoberfest has kicked off in Munich

(Newser) - The beer is flowing and millions of people are descending on the Bavarian capital to celebrate the official opening of Oktoberfest. With the traditional cry of "O'zapft is!" — "It's tapped!"— Mayor Dieter Reiter inserted the tap in the first keg at noon...

Possible Surprise Owner for Closing Anchor Brewing: Its Workers

Unionized staffers are trying to raise funds to save San Francisco beer-maker

(Newser) - Earlier this month, things looked grim for Anchor Brewing; in fact, Wikipedia was still describing the San Francisco-based brewery in the past tense as of Tuesday morning. Its shutdown may not be permanent, however—at least not if its workers have a say. Quartz reports Anchor's unionized staff is...

In Old Danish Paintings, Researchers Make a Beery Find

Danish masters used brewery byproducts as a primer

(Newser) - Painters' studios in the 19th-century Danish Golden Age probably smelled a lot like breweries. In a study published in Science Advances , researchers say they discovered that Danish masters including Christoffer Wilhelm Eckersberg, considered the father of Danish painting, used an "unconventional binder" to prepare their canvases—the byproducts of...

Dylan Mulvaney Speaks After Bud Light Backlash

Trans influencer says she's 'OK,' but is troubled by her critics' 'need to dehumanize' her

(Newser) - The brouhaha over Anheuser-Busch's Bud Light promo involving transgender influencer Dylan Mulvaney has put two executives on leave and spurred conservatives to get on the boycott train . Mulvaney herself has been quiet throughout, but on Thursday, the 26-year-old actor took to Instagram after being "offline for a few...

Brewery on Making Beer for 'Conservative Dad': Nope

Seth Weathers implied Illinois' Bent River Brewing was in on his 'Ultra Right' concoction; they say no

(Newser) - While some conservatives are throwing away or boycotting their Bud Light and other Anheuser-Busch beverages to protest the former brand's promotion with transgender influencer Dylan Mulvaney, one has decided to cut out the middleman and create his own concoction. Seth Weathers' Ultra Right 100% Woke Free American Beer is...

Amid Backlash, Budweiser Breaks Out the Clydesdale
No One Seems
to Be Happy
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No One Seems to Be Happy With Bud's New Ad

Beer giant's promo ticks off the right and the left after controversy around transgender influencer

(Newser) - Conservatives are trashing Bud Light, literally and figuratively , as well as Anheuser-Busch's other offerings, in the wake of a partnership with transgender influencer Dylan Mulvaney. Now, a new ad from the beverage giant appears to be trying to smooth over that backlash, though it doesn't appear to be...

An American Shift: Spirits Gain Edge on Beer
America Is Thirstiest for Liquor

America Is Thirstiest for Liquor

'Cocktail culture' triumphs in new market data

(Newser) - Producers of spirits have new bragging rights in the age-old whiskey vs. beer barroom debate. As the AP reports, new figures show that spirits surpassed beer for US market-share supremacy, based on supplier revenues, a spirit industry group announced Thursday. The rise to the top for spirit-makers was fueled in...

Cycling Is Healthy. So Why the Deep Connection to Beer?
Bike Culture May Have
a Problem—Alcohol
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Bike Culture May Have a Problem—Alcohol

In 'Bicycling,' Gloria Liu suggests the cycling world drinks too much

(Newser) - A few years ago, Gloria Liu wrote a story in Bicycling magazine about how great the "post-ride beer" is in the parking lot, especially with a group of riding friends. Now comes a story in the same magazine with a different bent and a headline asking, "Does Cycling...

Philadelphia Cuts Down Brewery's Entire Hop Crop
Philadelphia Cuts Down
Brewery's Entire Hop Crop
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Philadelphia Cuts Down Brewery's Entire Hop Crop

Workers mistook them for weeds

(Newser) - The Philadelphia Brewing Company won't be releasing its popular Harvest From the Hood pale ale this year because overzealous city workers destroyed the crop of hops it was growing in a lot next to the brewery. Brewery co-owner Nancy Barton says the hops—fast-growing climbing plants—were being grown...

Florida Crash Is a Tragedy for Beer Lovers

Coors Light cans blanketed lanes of 1-75 after Wednesday's collision

(Newser) - Four 18-wheelers crashed on a Florida highway Wednesday, turning the roadway into "a silver sea of beer cans," per the AP . A semi-truck had clipped another while changing lanes on 1-75 near Brooksville, about 30 miles north of Tampa, which forced other trucks to brake shortly after 6am....

For First Time Since 2019, Oktoberfest Taps Its Kegs

German beer fest in Munich was canceled in 2020, 2021 due to coronavirus pandemic

(Newser) - The beer is flowing at Munich's world-famous Oktoberfest for the first time since 2019. With three knocks of a hammer and the traditional cry of "O'zapft is!" ("It's tapped!"), Mayor Dieter Reiter inserted the tap in the first keg at noon local...

Cheers if You're Over 40. Not So Fast if You're Younger

New analysis finds there's no benefit and only increased health risks for young adults who drink

(Newser) - First scientists told us that young adults shouldn't drink alone ; now they're saying they shouldn't drink at all. At least, that's the conclusion of new research out of Seattle's University of Washington, which is part of the ongoing "Global Burden of Diseases" study carried...

Love Beer? This Is the State for You

Vermont is a 'true beer lover's paradise,' according to VinePair

(Newser) - Previous evaluations from Beer Connoisseur and Groupon named California the best state in the country when it comes to beer. Not even close, according to VinePair , which finds America's "true beer lover's paradise" is just about as far from California as you can get while remaining in...

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