August 9, 2012 The canned beer revolution is well under way, led by craft breweries that have adopted a cans-are-better philosophy and are winning over beer snobs nationwide. Now, cans are coming to even the tiniest microbreweries, thanks to mobile canning services.
June 27, 2012 A Japanese beer foaming machine aims to keep beer cold for up to 30 minutes without watering it down. Unfortunately, it won't be available at your next happy hour, unless you're at a selected bar in Japan.
June 12, 2012 Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is reaching across the aisle to Democrats with bratwurst and beer tonight, but who's biting? A few pols have already bowed out, despite the three brands of brats and several local beers on offer.
June 9, 2012 It's a good time to be a craft brewer, as Americans are thirsty for full-flavored and local beers. But when small breweries grow, they can also risk losing some of the "craftiness" their fans love. And when they expand, many brewers have to rewrite their recipes — starting with the water.
May 18, 2012 It's a good time to brew beer in America. According to beer expert Julia Herz, U.S. brewing isn't just on the upswing, it's on top. "We're now the No. 1 destination for beer, based on diversity and amount of beers," she says. And the industry's fastest growth is in craft breweries.
April 18, 2012 The TV show Mad Men has won fans for breathing life — and a heavy whiff of bourbon — into the fictional workplace of the 1960s. And it seems that some U.S. companies are still at it — at least, they're making sure their employees have easy access to liquor and beer.
March 16, 2012 This drinking song celebrates the biochemistry of getting drunk, the hangover that ensues, and the microorganism behind it all.
February 29, 2012 WHYYSpring brings in one very unusual business in northern Canada: iceberg harvesting. Every spring, icebergs break off Greenland and float south. For residents of Newfoundland, on Canada's Atlantic coast, icebergs are a regular seasonal sight, but they still have some special qualities that Newfoundlanders are serving up with a dash of alcohol.
February 15, 2012 Britain has a drinking problem. And it's not just a question of alcoholism, but how the country should grapple with what some call an ingrained tradition, and others call a $4.24 billion nightmare. That's how much the National Health Service says it pays each year in alcohol-related incidents.
February 3, 2012 Nothing classes up a Super Bowl party as effortlessly as some high-quality cheese. And nothing goes better with cheese than beer, says brewmaster Garrett Oliver. He shares a list of beers and cheeses that taste great together.
August 23, 2011 For decades, scientists have been trying to find the "parent yeast" that makes lager beer possible. Now, it's been discovered in Patagonian beech trees.
August 5, 2011 Small beer brewers in Massachusetts were shocked Monday, when the state alcohol commission announced a new rule that any "farmer-brewers" in the state must grow at least 50 percent of their beer's hops and grain themselves, or on a domestic farm they've contracted for the purpose.
August 4, 2011 Is Budweiser puttin' on the Ritz? The self-crowned King of Beers will soon be sold in a newly designed can — one whose graphics are dominated by a bow tie. And the can's new design, its 12th since 1936, was created in London.