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What your beer says about your politics

Sep 28, 2012
The National Journal has mapped out Americans' favorite beers... by political affiliation. What do the blue states drink? And do the red states prefer red or pale ale?
Posted In: beer, craft beer

Brewers try to export Oregon's growler culture

Sep 19, 2012
Growlers -- big, refillable beer bottles -- are something of a way of life for beer enthusiasts in places like Oregon. Now brewers are asking other states to loosen their growler laws.
Posted In: craft beer, Oregon, beer

Can selling beer help college fans drink less?

Sep 4, 2012
A small group of popular college football teams are allowing beer sales inside their stadiums, saying the change acknowledges reality and may actually help them control problem drinking.
Posted In: beer, college sports

Beer makers look to emerging markets

Aug 22, 2012
Today, the Dutch beer giant, Heineken, says its facing sluggish growth because of lagging demand in Europe. It seems, on the whole, Europeans aren’t drinking away their sorrows over the debt crisis – not with beer anyway.
Posted In: beer, emerging markets

Microeconomics through the eyes of a microbrewer

Aug 1, 2012
A brewer in Oakland says he'd love to expand, if he could only get a loan. His story illustrates a common complaint among small business owners.
Posted In: Small Business, lending, beer

Heineken bids on Southeast Asian brewer

Jul 20, 2012
Heineken has offered $6 billion to buy Asia Pacific Breweries, which makes Tiger beer. Their giant bid was meant to elbow out a play by a billionaire from Thailand and get a stronger hold on the Southeast Asian market.
Posted In: beverages, beer, emerging markets

Hard cider makes a comeback

Jul 4, 2012
Even beermakers like Anheuser-Busch and MillerCoors are ramping up hard cider production.
Posted In: alcohol, beer, hard cider

Craft brewers bet on growth

Jul 4, 2012
In the business of beer, the big brewers keep getting bigger -- almost 90 percent of beer sold in the U.S. comes from just two conglomerates. But smaller craft breweries are also growing.
Posted In: beer, craft beer, brewery

Cheers: A beer for dogs

Jun 20, 2012
Apparently, you can now have a pint with man's best friend.
Posted In: beer, dogs

Small Talk: Birthday clown, the oldest booze cruise?

May 11, 2012
The news that didn't quite make the headlines. This week: 'Official' Dodgers fan ganja, recreating the world's oldest beer and Dominic Deville, the scary Swiss birthday clown.
Posted In: marijuana, Dodgers, baseball, shipwreck, beer, clown, birthdays, trauma

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