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Hopeful Pot Thieves Should've Had Botanist in Their Crew

Police say they mistook a hop farm for a pot farm

(Newser) - Botanists they aren't. Modern Farmer reports three people were arrested last month in Canada after allegedly breaking onto a hops farm they thought was a pot farm. A farmer on Prince Edward Island called police Nov. 26 after seeing two men and a woman on his property. Authorities arrested... More »

Craft Breweries Are Finding Specialty Hops All Tapped Out

In spite of rapid growth in supply, demand is causing headaches

(Newser) - Henry VIII once called hops a "wicked and pernicious weed," but they're crucial to the production of most beers, especially when it comes to "hoppy" India Pale Ales, or IPAs. In fact, more than 4,000 brewers are battling for less than a dozen popular hop... More »

To Ward Off Winter Sniffles, Drink Beer?

Chemical in hops fights off virus ... if you drink a ton of it: study

(Newser) - The good news: Beer can actually fight off a virus that causes pneumonia. The bad news: The virus hits those not yet of drinking age the hardest ... and they'd have to down five six-packs to reap the benefits. Citing a study by Sapporo Medical University, Japan's Sapporo Breweries... More »

To the Suds-Lover With Everything, Give Space Beer

Brew's grains related to barley that grew in space station

(Newser) - At a loss for what to get that beer connoisseur on your list? How about suds from space? Yep, Sapporo’s Space Barley brew contains grains related to those that spent five months aboard the International Space Station, and can be yours for just $110 a six-pack. The catch, though,... More »

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