Iron Maiden lead singer Bruce Dickinson samples his band's latest offering, Trooper ale, made with what he calls "our special secret-squirrel recipe." Iron Maiden Beer hide caption

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Home-brewing will become legal in Mississippi in July, if the governor signs a newly approved bill. Mississippi and Alabama are the last two states in which brewing beer at home is illegal or in a gray area. hide caption

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Valley Malt, in Hadley, Mass., works with 25 farmers growing six different types of grain in the Northeast. Courtesy of Valley Malt hide caption

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Plaintiffs accuse Anheuser-Busch of misleading consumers about the alcohol content in Bud Light, Budweiser and other products. The brewer denies the claims. Gary C. Caskey/UPI/Landov hide caption

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A waiter carries beer mugs during the 2012 Oktoberfest in Munich. Johannes Simon/Getty Images hide caption

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Yeast affects several aspects of beer including the foam, or head, that forms on the of the glass. If fermentation is too vigorous, too many of the foam-stabilizing proteins may be lost. Cate Gillon/Getty Images hide caption

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Throwback Brewery co-owner Nicole Carrier and assistant brewer Chris Naro pour beer for customers at their North Hampton, N.H., taproom. Emily Corwin/NHPR hide caption

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More and more gluten-free beers are entering the marketplace. We asked a librarian with celiac disease for her list of favorites. Bill Chappell/NPR hide caption

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A glass of Czech Budweiser beer is seen at the the Budejovicky Budvar brewery in southern Bohemia. Britain's highest court has ruled that the "Budweiser" name must be shared by two companies. Michal Cizek/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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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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