Latest Alcoholic beverage manufacturing News

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...

Latest: Alaska has new daily high in coronavirus infections

Sep. 15, 2021 20:58 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Alaska is reporting its highest number of new coronavirus cases a day after the state’s largest hospital announced it had entered crisis protocol and started rationing care because of a flood of COVID-19 cases. Officials on Wednesday reported...

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...

Big bourbon producer Heaven Hill faces strike in Kentucky

Sep. 13, 2021 18:59 PM EDT

Union workers, upset over the prospect of expanded weekend shifts, have manned picket lines at bottling and warehouse operations of Kentucky-based Heaven Hill Distillery, one of the world's largest bourbon producers. The walkout, in its third day Monday, involves about...

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...

How beach plums became a sweet tradition in coastal Delaware

Sep. 11, 2021 09:03 AM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A 5-year-old boy darts through the sand around his home near the Indian River Inlet. He looks over his shoulder at the woman following him with a small woven basket and beckons her to follow. Just moments before, this little boy watched as Krista...

La. distillery inspired by Jim Bowie’s 1827 sandbar fight

Sep. 11, 2021 00:10 AM EDT

VIDALIA, La. (AP) — The first legal distillery in Concordia Parish in over 100 years is open for business. Business partners Finley Hootsell, Chuck Bearden, Kyle Greer and Wendall Gibson recently opened 1827 Spirits as a bar, taste room and distillery. They produce a...

More than 1,000 pounds of grapes taken from Missouri church

Sep. 08, 2021 16:26 PM EDT

LIBERTY, Mo. (AP) — A Liberty church will not be able to continue a cherished tradition of picking grapes and making communion wine after thieves stole about 1,500 pounds of grapes. Pastor Michael Kern with Hosanna! Lutheran Church said five rows of vines have grown...

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...