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.