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Madison establishment keeps dogs, owners in good spirits

Sep. 18, 2021 01:05 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Liam was quite happy and so were his owners. The 5-year-old husky mix bounded about with his newfound friends while his owners, Richard and Ashley Weber, nursed a pair of IPAs. Nearby, Hazel, a lab/shepherd mix fetched a tennis...

Los Angeles County to require vaccines in indoor bars

Sep. 15, 2021 19:18 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Public health officials in Los Angeles County will begin requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccination for patrons and workers at indoor bars, wineries, breweries, lounges and nightclubs next month. The new initiative in the nation's most populous county...

Maryland winery workers take to the vines for yearly harvest

Sep. 11, 2021 09:04 AM EDT

MOUNT AIRY, Md. (AP) — As a hazy mist rose out from the hills along a Mount Airy vineyard and the early-morning skies radiated a soft pink glow, only the hustling of grape-pickers could be heard in the otherwise silent terrain. The grapes gathered on this picturesque...

Maryland brewery sues North Carolina commission over label

Sep. 07, 2021 14:46 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A Maryland-based brewery is suing North Carolina regulators after one of its beer labels was deemed inappropriate and was rejected. The owners of Flying Dog Brewery say in the lawsuit filed in federal court last month that the North Carolina...

Trouble brewing for Colorado’s once-promising hops industry

Sep. 05, 2021 10:13 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Driving down U.S. 550 between Montrose and Ridgway in southwest Colorado, the hop bines are visible from the road. This time of year, during harvest season, they stretch 18 feet tall, climbing the trellises that farmers Chris DellaBianca and Audrey Gehlhausen hang by hand each...

Former NASCAR driver opens brewery in southwestern Virginia

Sep. 04, 2021 09:04 AM EDT

BRISTOL, Va. (AP) — Michael Waltrip admits his personal beer palate was once limited but is now expanding — along with his business interests — and the Twin City is the latest beneficiary. Michael Waltrip Brewing and the Two-Time Tap Room recently opened in the...

Southern Indiana cousins grow hops featured in local beers

Aug. 21, 2021 00:11 AM EDT

FLOYDS KNOBS, Ind. (AP) — Cousins Tim Byrne and Kory Byrne don’t have a background in farming, but when they decided to try growing hops, a flowering plant used in beer, it has become an adventure that has expanded beyond just a hobby. About four years ago, the...

2 dead, 20 missing in North Carolina county flooded by Fred

Aug. 19, 2021 16:55 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Authorities combing areas of North Carolina flooded by the remnants of Tropical Storm Fred said Thursday that two people have been found dead and about 20 were unaccounted for. Meanwhile, Fred — now a post-tropical cyclone — was pushing through...

Churches, train stations: Historic buildings rehabilitated

Jul. 31, 2021 09:35 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Imagine living in an apartment in an old church that houses a chandelier and pipe organ donated by Andrew Carnegie, eating at a restaurant in the lobby of a 105-year-old train station decorated with marble from Italy, or drinking beer made inside a brewery that was raided...

Brothers brew traditional, alcoholic kombucha in Nashville

Jul. 31, 2021 00:12 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Sam and Luke Walker have always had a lot in common, from a shared love of music to shared homes in their native Boston and in Nashville. But the idea of working together never crossed their minds. “Everyone’s heard a story about two brothers...