Although the FDA seems to have backed off, farmers and brewers are still nervous about the FDA's rule, which will be proposed again at the end of summer. Shelly Pope/KQED hide caption

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John Stuart (left) of Green Man Brewery grabs a Tater Ridge mash sample from Sierra Nevada's Scott Jennings (center) at the Sierra Nevada brewery in Mills River, N.C. Courtesy of Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. hide caption

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An ad for Vampt's Lean Machine "recovery ale," which will be marketed as a sports drink later this year, if funding allows. Researchers say drinking beer after working out has some advantages, but there are big caveats. Courtesy of VAMPT hide caption

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Tyler BigChild, a board member of Vancouver's Drug Users Resource Center, is also part of its Brew Co-Op. The group teaches alcoholics how to make beer and wine, in the hopes that they'll stop risky behavior such as drinking rubbing alcohol. Portland Hotel Society hide caption

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Lagunitas Brewing Company's owners are nervous that the Russian River water they currently use to make beer could run out in the drought that's hammering California. Courtesy of Lagunitas Brewing Company hide caption

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In an Illinois railyard, train cars carrying beers such as Corona and Pacifico are at risk of spoiling their cargo if freezing temperatures take hold. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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Spencer Trappist Ale, made by the first official Trappist brewery outside Europe, will go on sale next week in Massachusetts. Nick Hiller/The Spencer Brewery hide caption

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A German law from 1516 says beer should only include three ingredients: hops, barley and water. Now brewers are lobbying to have the law be recognized by UNESCO. Dan Love/Flickr hide caption

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Boulevard Brewing's lineup includes seven year-round beers, five seasonal beers and 13 beers in its Smokestack series. Frank Morris/KCUR hide caption

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This controversial ad riffing off the legendary "got milk?" campaign is one of several marketing health insurance to young people in Colorado. Thanks Obamacare campaign hide caption

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The brewers at Scratch Brewing Company add wild plants like spicebush, goldenseal, wild ginger, chanterelles and wild rose root to their beer to give it the flavor of the Illinois woods. Aaron Kleidon/Scratch Brewing Company hide caption

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Todd Fadel, at piano, leads singers at a recent gathering of Beer & Hymns at First Christian Church Portland. John Burnett/NPR hide caption

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Hold Your Horses: The main flavor of a sour beer is tartness, like a strawberry or lemon. But many sours also have a "funky" taste that some say smells like a horse blanket or a barnyard. Morgan Walker/NPR hide caption

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Meg Gill is the president and co-founder of Golden Road Brewing in Los Angeles. Her brewery is favored to win awards at the Great American Beer Festival. Melissa Kuypers/NPR hide caption

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