August A. Busch (center) and his sons, Adolphus III (left) and August Jr., seal the first case of beer off the Anheuser-Busch bottling plant line in St. Louis on April 7, 1933, when the sale of low-alcohol beers and wines was once again legal. Prohibition didn't officially end until Dec. 5 of that year. AP hide caption

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Great Basin's Mayan Maybe? beer has been a fast seller, the company's brewmaster says. Jazz Aldrich/Great Basin Brewing Company hide caption

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A customer departs Total Wine of Towson, Md., with a gift pack of Belgium's Westvleteren 12 Trappist ale. Bill Chappell/NPR hide caption

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Beers made by Trappist monks at St. Sixtus Abbey's Westvleteren Brewery in Belgium are sought by connoisseurs. For the first time, the monks are exporting the beer overseas, including to the U.S. Courtesy of Mark Lampert hide caption

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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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