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2011-04-14 11:54:23

Stale bottled beer may soon not be a problem any longer as scientists have identified the chemical reactions that lead to the bitterness of old beer. Chemicals present in the ingredient hops will break down over time, forming other compounds that result in the unpleasantness, BBC News reports. Avoiding that breakdown of the hops is the secret to keeping beer fresher for a longer time, researchers report in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, by keeping the beer cool during...

2010-12-28 13:52:00

CHICAGO, Dec. 28, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- While spirits barely edged out beer as the most popular alcoholic beverage enjoyed by consumers between 2009-2010, the market has hardly fallen flat. According to latest research from Mintel, domestic beer is the clear favorite, followed by imported varieties; but 33% of all beer drinkers aged 21 and up are drinking less imported beer because they're drinking more domestic craft beer instead. (Logo:...

2010-11-19 13:14:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 19, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Rattle N Hum Bar & Kitchen, NYC's foremost craft beer and food destination (14 East 33rd Street; 212-481-1586), announced today that it has been "tapped" as the East Coast venue for Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.'s 30th Anniversary celebration. It was back in November 1980 that the first-ever batch of beer made it through the Sierra Nevada brewhouse, ushering-in a new era of interesting, hand-crafted and flavorful beer. Some of the founding Sierra...

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2009-12-04 13:40:00

Japanese beer maker Sapporo Breweries Ltd. on Thursday announced it would market a new beer made from barley grown in space. Sapporo is launching the first-ever beer that uses malt entirely made from barley grown in space aboard the International Space Station. The beer has been dubbed Sapporo "Space Barley". The barley used to make the beer was developed by Sapporo to be kept on the ISS for five months in 2006 during a collaborative research project with the Russian Academy of Sciences and...

2009-09-21 13:30:00

NORWALK, Conn., Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- The beer industry posted its third consecutive year of increased volume last year climbing 0.5%. However, the landscape of the industry changed dramatically and results for the first half of 2009 have not been as positive as originally forecast. The growth of the distilled spirits and wine industries continues to take market share away from beer industry, albeit at a slower rate in 2008 than previously. According to the Beverage Information Group's...

2009-07-20 11:15:11

A Brewers Association official says legal beer tastings in states like Texas, Vermont and Washington can be a boon to breweries and microbreweries. Association director Paul Gatza said beer tastings in grocery stores and other locales in those states can help the alcohol industry as they offer an additional way for breweries to market their products to the general public, USA Today said Monday. One of the big benefits of a tasting is it allows a brewer to make a face-to-face connection with...

2008-10-23 18:00:17

LINCOLN, Neb., Oct. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Diageo, the world's leading spirits, wine and beer company applauds the Nebraska Liquor Control Commission (NLCC) for adopting a rule that codifies Nebraska's longstanding practice of following federal standards when it comes to classifying beer. After a public comment period that began on July 31, 2008, the Commission upheld Nebraska's logical classification of flavored malt beverages as beer. Flavored malt beverages, which are malt based...

2008-10-08 03:00:18

By Blecken, David Japanese beer brands are introducing youth-friendly drinks to win back demand TOKYO In an effort to counter dwindling demand for beer among Japanese consumers, two of the market's largest brewers are planning to introduce an updated version of the drink modified to appeal to a younger audience. Kirin is to launch Kirin Smooth, a low-gas beer with just four per cent alcohol that is designed to taste less bitter than more traditional Japanese lagers. The beverage will...

2008-10-07 09:00:36

NORWALK, Conn., Oct. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- During the first seven months of 2008, the U.S. beer industry has experienced dramatic change with MillerCoors officially working together as one entity, and the merger between Belgium-based InBev and U.S. brewer Anheuser-Busch. Despite the mega mergers and a difficult economic environment bringing higher costs for ingredients like barley and hops, the light and import beer segments are forecasted to grow 2 percent and 2.1 percent respectively, on an...

2008-10-01 09:00:28

By Lisa Riley Roche Deseret News Starting today, retail sales of flavored malt beverages will come to a halt in Utah -- at least for now. A new provision in state law that takes effect today mandates that grocery and convenience stores stop selling so-called "alcopops" -- like Mike's Hard Lemonade -- that are brewed like beer but flavored to taste like sweet, liquor-based mixed drinks. But before the products can be moved to state liquor store shelves as required, they must meet new...


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