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David vs. Goliath Beer Suit Ends With a Settlement

MillerCoors comes to 'amicable' agreement with Pabst Brewing Co., PBR will continue to flow

(Newser) - MillerCoors and Pabst Brewing Co. settled a lawsuit Wednesday in which the hipster's brand of choice claimed the bigger brewer lied about its ability to continue brewing Pabst's beers to put that company out of business. The settlement came as jurors were ending their second day of deliberations... More »

Pabst, MillerCoors Are Going to Court

Pabst says its very existence relies on MillerCoors

(Newser) - Pabst Brewing Company and MillerCoors are going to trial, with hipster favorite Pabst contending that MillerCoors wants to put it out of business by ending a longstanding partnership through which it brews Pabst's beers, the AP reports. The case has high stakes for Pabst, whose lawyers argue that the... More »

'Inundated' Cops: We Know Whether Friends Star Stole

Blackpool police appear to give David Schwimmer a pass

(Newser) - Alas, David Schwimmer didn't steal a case of beer in England after all—or so police are saying, CNN reports. "Could we BE any more overwhelmed with the response to our CCTV appeal about a theft at a restaurant in Blackpool?" police tweeted Thursday. "Most importantly, we'... More »

Students Support College Chief in Beer Bong Controversy

Southeast Missouri State President Carlos Vargas went viral for chugging while tailgating

(Newser) - Having the president of your college actively involved in student life is desirable. Having one who takes pulls on a beer bong with you at a football game—that's up for debate. Dr. Carlos Vargas, head of Southeast Missouri State University, says he now realizes his actions before a... More »

Beer Vendors Think Fast to Prevent Suicide

They offered man on bridge a Coors Light

(Newser) - Police say two Minnesota beer deliverymen prevented a suicidal man from jumping off an interstate bridge in St. Paul by offering the man a Coors Light, the AP reports. Authorities say Jason Gable and Kwame Anderson were driving their truck Wednesday morning when they spotted the man clinging to the... More »

Finnish Brewery Has Adult Beverage, Er, Message for Trump, Putin

Limited-release beer urges the leaders to "settle this like adults"

(Newser) - A small Finnish craft brewery is paying a humorous tribute to the Helsinki summit . RPS Brewing has issued a limited-edition lager depicting cartoon US and Russian presidents on its label, with text for President Trump and Vladimir Putin saying "Let's Settle This Like Adults" and "Making Lager... More »

On the Line for Senators During NBA Finals: Booze

California, Ohio pols bet each other wine, beer as Warriors take on Cavaliers

(Newser) - With the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers meeting for their f ourth straight NBA finals , senators from Ohio and California are keeping things interesting with a bet. California Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris have bet a case of California chardonnay and a case of beer from Anchor... More »

Newest Budweiser Beer Inspired by George Washington's Recipe

Introducing the Freedom Reserve Red Lager

(Newser) - In 1757, George Washington wrote down a beer recipe in the military journal he used during the French and Indian War. More than 260 years later, that beer is coming to the masses, thanks to Budweiser. The beer maker is releasing a beer "inspired by" the handwritten recipe. Freedom... More »

Stolen in Canada: 20K Cases of Beer

That's $400K worth, counting the stolen pepperoni and dried beef, too

(Newser) - They have the makings for a great party, but thieves who stole $400,000 in beer and snacks from a Quebec warehouse apparently have other plans. On the night of March 12, Montreal police say "several" thieves broke into the warehouse in the Montreal suburb of Boucherville and disabled... More »

List of Top US Beers Just Saw a Big Change

Budweiser falls out of top 3

(Newser) - In the ranks of America's best-selling beers, Budweiser no longer qualifies for even a bronze. Bud has dropped to No. 4, according to sales estimates from industry publication Beer Marketer's Insights, reports CNN . Remaining at No. 1 is Bud Light, followed by Coors Lite, and the new No.... More »

How to Set the Right Mood With Alcohol

Red wine for relaxation, spirits for confidence: survey

(Newser) - The desired mood of your Thanksgiving meal should determine what type of alcohol you serve: red wine for a sleepy, relaxed atmosphere or spirits for a sexy, confident air. That's the conclusion of a new survey analyzing how different types of alcohol make people feel. The reasons behind the... More »

Man Locked in Beer Cooler Makes the Best of It: Police

Police say Jeremy Van Ert spent all night drinking in store's walk-in cooler

(Newser) - Police say a 38-year-old man played it a little too cool after getting locked in a walk-in beer cooler overnight Tuesday in Wisconsin. The Daily Tribune reports the man entered the cooler at a Kwik Trip convenience store in Marshfield around 11:50pm. The cooler automatically locks at midnight and... More »

Cops: Man Dies After Punch to Face in Popeyes Parking Lot

Police say suspect, victim were in fight over beer

(Newser) - Authorities say a man punched in the face during an argument over beer has died after the fight outside a Florida restaurant, the AP reports. The Daytona Beach News-Journal reports 34-year-old James R. Allen faces a second-degree murder charge stemming from the incident Oct. 20 in the parking lot of... More »

The Little Guys Are Trying to Buy Anheuser-Busch InBev

Well, kind of

(Newser) - It's a classic tale of David versus Goliath—though this one involves beer. The Brewers Association is targeting Big Beer via a crowdfunding campaign that's trying to amass $213 billion, which it says would be used to purchase Anheuser-Busch InBev. The campaign asks that you watch its impassioned... More »

Closed Churches Find New Life as Breweries

Not appropriate, say clergy members

(Newser) - Ira Gerhart finally found a place last year to fulfill his dream of opening a brewery: a 1923 Presbyterian church. It was cheap, charming, and just blocks from downtown Youngstown, Ohio. But soon after Gerhart announced his plans, residents and a minister at a nearby Baptist church complained about alcohol... More »

Man Accused of Illegally Seeking Drinking Buddies

Sean Haller made himself at home in two women's houses with a couple of 12-packs

(Newser) - Police say a drunken Pennsylvania man who didn't want to drink alone forced his way into a woman's home and sat down with two 12-packs of beer, the AP reports. Sean Haller of Stewartstown faces charges including criminal trespassing and remained in the York County jail on Monday.... More »

High School Football Game Ends in Student Booze Tests

NJ superintendent defends decision for blood, urine screening for dozens

(Newser) - A school official says dozens of students were detained and ordered to undergo blood and urine testing after alcohol was discovered at a New Jersey high school football game, per the AP . In two separate statements on the Randolph Township School District's website, Randolph Superintendent Jennifer Fano says that... More »

Beer Drinker's Suit: 2 Geckos in My Heineken Gave Me PTSD

Complaint says man became 'violently ill' after stomach-churning find

(Newser) - We've heard of skunky beer, but never gecko-y beer. The latter seems to be much worse than the former, based on a lawsuit filed in California against Heineken and the Kroger grocery chain. Consumerist reports on the complaint , which came about after Orange County's George Toubbeh said he... More »

Flier Checks Single Can of Beer as Only Luggage

'He's won the internet'

(Newser) - Dean Stinson—as Perth Now reports—says it was the greatest moment of his life: seeing his single can of Emu Export beer arriving safe and sound at baggage claim. "There she was, alone on the carousel proudly making her way around," he tells Unilad . "It was... More »

Craft Beer Has a New No. 1

Bell’s Two Hearted Ale broke the reigning champ's 8-year streak

(Newser) - A new king of beers has been crowned in Zymurgy magazine’s 15th annual Best Beers in America survey. Conducted by the American Homebrewers Association, the competition awarded Bell’s Brewery’s Two Hearted Ale first place, knocking reigning champ Pliny the Elder from Russian River Brewing Company out of... More »

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