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Philly Seminary Serving 'Holy' Beer During Pope's Stay

Do you think the pope will imbibe?

(Newser) - There's a distinct possibility that when Pope Francis kicks back after a long day of appearances and addresses in Philadelphia today, he'll relax with a frosty glass of local pope-inspired beer, the AP reports. The St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, where Pope Francis will be sleeping and resting during... More »

Anheuser-Busch Could End Up Making 1/3 of All Beer

Company talking potential takeover with SABMiller

(Newser) - Two of the largest beer makers could soon become one. Anheuser-Busch says it has approached SABMiller about a potential takeover and plans "to work with SABMiller's board toward a recommended transaction" which would put the company in control of 30% of the world’s beer market. Such a... More »

Budweiser Gets 'Panties in a Bunch' over 'Queen of Beer'

'King of Beers' doesn't take kindly to other company's slogan

(Newser) - A California brewing company calling itself "The Queen of Beer" may be royally screwed now that the "King of Beers" has gotten wind of it. She Beverage Co. applied to register its queen-based slogan with the US Patent and Trademark Office last year, but Anheuser-Busch filed a notice... More »

Wheaties Beer Is Happening, People

General Mills teams up with Minneapolis brewery to concoct 'HefeWheaties'

(Newser) - These Wheaties may not be so good with milk. Wheaties says it's partnering with a craft brewery to create a limited-edition beer, though the 16-ounce cans will only be available in the Minneapolis-St. Paul market starting Aug. 26, according to Wheaties parent company General Mills. General Mills says the... More »

Unkind Tom Brady Message on 20K Beer Cans

Sun King Brewery supplies beer to another team's stadium

(Newser) - Love Tom Brady? Then stay away from Wee Mac Scottish Ale, which has a simple message on the bottom of 20,000 cans: "Tom Brady Sux." Not surprisingly, the brewer behind the prank supplies beer to the Indianapolis Colts' home stadium, Fox News reports. "A SKB employee... More »

What You Earn Is Tied to How You Drink

The wealthy and most educated are most likely to drink alcohol

(Newser) - Overall, roughly two in three Americans drink alcohol—which has been true historically since 1939. But dig a little deeper and drinking habits vary widely among some Americans, particularly between those who are wealthy (eight in 10 drink) and those who are not (only five in 10 do), reports Gallup... More »

Lager Is About to Get a Lot More Interesting

Scientists report success with new hybrid strains

(Newser) - Unlike its trendy cousins favored by craft brewers, lager hasn't changed much over the centuries, notes a post at Scientific American . In fact, "lagers are boring," it declares. That looks set to change, however, thanks to researchers in Finland. They report in the Journal of Industrial Microbiology ... More »

Anheuser-Busch Might Owe You $50

Beck's beer drinkers will get up to 10 cents per bottle in settlement

(Newser) - If you've enjoyed even one Beck's beer since May 2011, you could be eligible for a refund. Though the Beck’s label clearly says the beer "originated in Bremen, Germany," the small print notes it’s actually made in the USA. The resulting confusion spawned a... More »

Hoppy Beers Cause Man Boobs: Report

Herbalist warns about plant estrogen that gives hops its flavor

(Newser) - Guys, this is for you: Hoppy beers contain a plant estrogen that may cause feminine attributes, including man boobs. According to author and herbalist Stephen Buhner, hops are "female flowers of the hop plant" that contain serious amounts of phytoestrogen, a plant estrogen that women have used as an... More »

Soon: Get a Cerveza With Your Taco Bell Chalupa

And wine, and mixed-alcohol 'freezes'—but only in one Chicago location (so far)

(Newser) - Anyone who was excited when Taco Bell made a taco out of a biscuit will likely be blown away by this news: The fast-food chain will now be serving beer, wine, and alcohol "freezes," the Chicago Tribune reports. And there's good reason why a Chicago newspaper is... More »

110-Year-Old Nebraska Man's Tip for Longevity: Beer

A can a day at 3pm, to be precise

(Newser) - Mark Behrends of Nebraska celebrated a milestone rare among men this week—he turned 110, qualifying him for supercentenarian status. The majority of people who reach that mark are women, notes . As for that inevitable question about the secret to his longevity, Behrends has a pretty good answer:... More »

Nation's Top 'Craft Brewery': Yuengling

Thanks to a rule change

(Newser) - The new king of craft brewing, at least in terms of sales, is Yuengling. The Pennsylvania lager unseated previous champ Boston Beer, maker of Sam Adams. But as USA Today reports, the new No. 1 ranking wasn't due to a surge in sales but to a change in the... More »

Ancient Egyptian Brewery Uncovered—in Israel

Pottery shows Egyptians reached farther north than previously known

(Newser) - A construction site in Tel Aviv has given up evidence of a bit of 5,000-year-old revelry in the form of an early Bronze Age brewery in 17 pits dating from 3500BC to 3000BC, Haaretz reports. Though the pits would have stored agricultural produce, they were "all full of... More »

Shipwrecked Beer From 1840 Smells Like ... Goat

Seawater had seeped into the bottles, but scientists analyzed its chemistry

(Newser) - They got a whiff of ... goat. It's not exactly the aroma you want from your beer, but it's what scientists say they detected after analyzing two bottles of beer that had been shipwrecked for what's believed to be 170 years at the bottom of the Baltic Sea.... More »

Beer Brewed From Sewer Water? Maybe

Clean Water Services wants to see it happen in Portland

(Newser) - There's water being turned into wine and then there's this: A Portland company wants to turn sewage into water—and then have beer brewed from that water. Clean Water Services operates four metro-area wastewater treatment plants, and it's asked the state of Oregon for the green light... More »

Beer Poisoned With Croc Bile Kills 69: Officials

196 hospitalized after apparent funeral attack

(Newser) - At a funeral in Mozambique this weekend, people who drank a traditional beer in the morning were fine—but others who had it in the afternoon were victims of a tragedy. At least 69 people died and 196 were hospitalized after drinking the beer, which authorities say was likely poisoned... More »

Brewery Sorry for Gandhi Beer

New England Brewing Co. hasn't said it will take Gandhi-Bot brew off shelves

(Newser) - There are many ways to honor the memory of Mahatma Gandhi, but a US brewery is now apologizing after an Indian man took offense to its hops homage. Lawyer Sunkari Janardhan Goud filed a complaint in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad that claims the New England Brewing Company '... More »

Beer Maker Lets You Send Message With That Bottle

Andes beer rolls out 'message in a bottle' campaign

(Newser) - It's sheer marketing genius, particularly for anyone who's ever sent or left a slightly or not-so-slightly inebriated message that just didn't seem as brilliant in the cold, sober light of day: An Argentine brewer is launching a campaign that lets anyone swilling one of its beers send... More »

Run 1 Mile While Chugging 4 Beers—Just Don't Vomit

If you throw up during beer-mile race, you have to run more laps

(Newser) - If you've already conquered mud runs and you're able to guzzle down a Heineken in eight seconds or less, there's an adventure-racing category you might want to look into: the "beer mile." This quirky quaff-and-run doesn't sound terribly demanding at first: Run 1 mile.... More »

Black Friday in Milwaukee Means Long Lines for Beer

Hundreds huddled outside Lakefront Brewery for limited-edition brew

(Newser) - Some people wait for hours in the cold to buy cheap televisions or video games. People in Wisconsin do it for beer. About 800 people were in line by 8am today—waiting in 15-degree, snowy weather—outside of Lakefront Brewery in Milwaukee to buy a limited-edition Black Friday brew. In... More »

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