Ignacio Nicolas Campillo, director of a hops production facility in northern Spain, peels apart the flower of the hops plant, to reveal yellow powder inside. The powder is used to make beer. Lauren Frayer/NPR hide caption

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No Bitterness Here: Craft Beer Boom Boosts Spain's Hops Growers

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Antonino Fernandez was born in 1917 in the village of Cerezales del Condado, in Spain's northern León province. Until his health deteriorated about five years ago, Fernandez came from Mexico to visit his hometown most summers. He and his wife had no children and were generous with financial help to distant relatives and former neighbors. Lauren Frayer for NPR hide caption

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A Spanish Village Stays Afloat, Thanks To Corona Beer Tycoon

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UNESCO cited Belgians' affinity for a wide range of beer in its official recognition of the beer culture of Belgium as a treasure of human culture that should be protected. Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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UNESCO Deems Belgium's Beer Culture A Treasure Of Humanity

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Laura Kemp, a technician at The Land Institute, hand harvests an experimental crop of Kernza in Kansas. Scientists think that this perennial crop could help fight climate change by trapping more carbon in the soil. Courtesy of The Land Institute hide caption

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De Halve Maan brewery director Xavier Vanneste looks on as the last beer tanker prepares for its trip. The brewery will now transport beer using a pipeline. Teri Schultz for NPR hide caption

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Pipe Dream Becomes High-Tech Transport Line For Historic Belgian Brew

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A 12-ounce bottle of Stella Artois contains 150 calories whereas a bottle of Budweiser Select, only 120. davidgsteadman/Flickr hide caption

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Beer Bottles Will Soon Include A Reality Check: A Calorie Count

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A beer flight from New District Brewing Co. Courtesy of New District Brewing Co. hide caption

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Amid Craft Brewery Boom, Some Worry About A Bubble — But Most Just Fear Foam

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Tourists ride in a boat down a main canal in Bruges, Belgium. A brewery in the historic city is building a pipeline to send thousands of gallons of its beer to a bottling plant without clogging narrow cobblestone streets. Virginia Mayo/AP hide caption

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Chinese and other Asian beer brands on display at a supermarket. An ancient brewery discovered in China's Central Plain shows the Chinese were making barley beer with fairly advanced techniques some 5,000 years ago. Chris/Flickr hide caption

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A waiter carries beers at the Theresienwiese fair grounds of the Oktoberfest beer festival in Munich, southern Germany, last September. For centuries, a German law has stipulated that beer can only be made from four ingredients. But as Germany embraces craft beer, some believe the law impedes good brewing. Karl-Josef Hildenbrand/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Germany's Beer Purity Law Is 500 Years Old. Is It Past Its Sell-By Date?

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Brewers in North Carolina are planning to donate all of the profits from a new beer to two groups that work on behalf of the LGBT community. Raleigh News & Observer/TNS via Getty Images hide caption

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Jonathan Goldsmith plays "The Most Interesting Man in the World" in beer company Dos Equis' ad campaign. Bobby Quillard/Anderson Group Public Relations hide caption

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