Not surprisingly, men like these guys cheering Sam Adams love beer. But more women than you might expect do too, according to a new study. Sarah Conard/AP hide caption

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You'll be seeing more of this white foamy stuff on top of the beers of the future, thanks to a recent genetic discovery. Enrico Boscariol/iStockphoto hide caption

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J-Day, the first Friday in November, marks the release of Denmark's Christmas beer, Tuborg's Julebryg. It's practically a national holiday as the beer is promoted tonight in bars throughout the country. Tuborg hide caption

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Some 49,000 people came to Denver for the 2012 Great American Beer Festival, which featured a record 2,700 beers in the festival hall. Bill Chappell/NPR hide caption

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Kiuchi Brewery vice president Youichi Kiuchi holds a bottle of his company's Hitachino Nest beer. To make beer, the brewery is using equipment that once was used for sake. Lucy Craft/NPR hide caption

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Ahead of Oktoberfest, Munich's brewers say they're running short of bottles and kegs for the festival's beer. Here, glass beer steins are seen at last year's Oktoberfest. Johannes Simon/Getty Images hide caption

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President Barack Obama enjoys a beer at The Pump House in Cedar Falls, Iowa, this month, but would you like to know what's in his homebrew? There's a petition for that. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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President Barack Obama gets a beer and a pork chop as he visits the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines. Earlier, the president gave a man at a coffee shop a bottle of the White House's home brew. Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Craft brewers are reaching markets far from their home breweries. In a Washington, D.C., store, beers from California, Colorado, Louisiana, Vermont, and elsewhere are for sale. Bill Chappell/NPR hide caption

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A row of taps highlights specialty and imported beers at Brouwerij Lane, in Brooklyn, New York. Craft brewers have found a way to thrive, even as the U.S. economy struggles. Bill Chappell/NPR hide caption

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