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Kid's Clever Beer Sign Impresses Cops, a Senator

Read the fine print: They're root beers

(Newser) - A Utah boy has earned widespread social media attention for his neighborhood soda stand thanks to a rather genius sign. It reads, "Ice Cold Beer" with "root" above the word beer in tiny print, per the AP . Brigham City Police responded after several residents reported a young boy... More »

Belgian Monks Revive Medieval Beer Techniques

And they're building a microbrewery at Grimbergen monastery

(Newser) - The monks of Grimbergen Abbey in Belgium are getting back in the beer business with recipes that go back to the 12th century. The monks there spent four years poring over hard-to-decipher monastery books written in old Dutch and Latin and have produced a new brew based on the old... More »

Brewery Offers Free Beer, Gets Stolen Van in 42 Minutes

Charlotte's Unknown Brewing Company says it's a 'new world record'

(Newser) - Beer was the solution to the problem when Charlotte's Unknown Brewing Company found its van missing early Monday. After posting a photo of the van on Facebook and offering a free keg party to whoever found it, the vehicle was located in just 42 minutes, WCNC reports. Unknown calls... More »

Doggie Kegstand Gets Frat Suspended

SPCA investigating video posted Saturday to Snapchat

(Newser) - A man holds a dog upside down as another shoots beer from a keg into its mouth. "Let's go!" voices shout as laughter erupts. Yet there were plenty who weren't amused by the 5-second Snapchat video filmed Saturday at an off-campus fraternity of Long Island's... More »

Beer Titans Go to War Over 'Corn Syrup' Ad

MillerCoors lawsuit claims Bud Light ad purposefully misleads consumers

(Newser) - Medieval kings have sparked a legal battle between beer titans. MillerCoors is suing Anheuser-Busch over a "misleading," minute-long Super Bowl ad emphasizing the use of corn syrup in making both Coors Light and Miller Lite. The ad shows Bud Light's "king" visiting his fellow monarchs at... More »

Man Decides to Live on Beer Alone for Lent

17th-century monks inspire the liquid diet

(Newser) - Del Hall has reasons for giving up all food for Lent—instead of just, say, chili dogs—and relying solely on beer for calories. And those reasons are not what you might assume. He'd like to break his cycle of making bad food choices, Cincinnati.com reports. But mostly... More »

Iceland Toasts 30 Years Since End of an Odd Ban

March 1 is National Beer Day

(Newser) - Thirty years ago, a sobering dry spell in Iceland's history came to an end. On Friday, the country celebrates the anniversary of the lifting of a decades-long ban on beer with—what else?—a nationwide Beer Day. The drink was outlawed in Iceland for 74 years, while all other... More »

Brewing Company Eyes Bottle From 1886 Wreck

Students open a bottle from the SS Oregon

(Newser) - Ahoy, beer lovers: A bottle from a 133-year-old shipwreck may yield yeast for a new brew in upstate New York, the AP reports. Biotechnology students at the State University of New York at Cobleskill uncorked a bottle from the shipwrecked SS Oregon on Thursday. Serious Brewing Company of Howes Cave... More »

The Most Popular Beer in America

Bud Light leads by a mile

(Newser) - People may rave over their favorite craft brews, but the most popular beer brand in America is, by far, Bud Light. Numbers crunched by 24/7 Wall St. prove the point, with the number of barrels shipped in 2017 doubling its nearest rival. Maybe the only silver lining for those hoping... More »

Carrie Bradshaw Is Back on TV— for 43 Seconds

She's joined by 'The Dude'

(Newser) - It's the day Sex and the City fans have dreamed of: Carrie Bradshaw is back on TV—albeit briefly, and thanks to the Super Bowl. Sarah Jessica Parker is co-starring in a 43-second ad for Stella Artois beer, and the character starring opposite her is pretty well-known, too: that... More »

Doctors Save Man by Giving Him 15 Beers

Man in Vietnam had a crazy amount of alcohol in his system

(Newser) - Talk about a hair of the dog: Doctors in Vietnam have saved a man dying from alcohol poisoning by giving him about 15 cans of beer, Newsweek reports. Nguyen Van Nhat was taken to a hospital in Vietnam's Quang Tri province Dec. 25 after falling unconscious with over 1,... More »

You Can Buy a Furloughed Worker a Beer

It's one way people are helping out those not getting a paycheck

(Newser) - At airports around the country, donations of everything from diapers to boxes of Ramen noodles are being dropped off to help TSA workers cope without a paycheck, reports the AP . That's in part because these airport screeners are typically paid less than other government employees, with most making between... More »

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 »

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