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The heart of Pensacola: City has strong ties with naval base

Dec. 10, 2019 6:44 AM EST

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — There’s a message board in Gary Yetter’s brewery, located near Naval Air Station Pensacola. The idea is, a customer buys a beer for a friend who isn’t there, puts their name on it and when the friend comes in, they have a free beer waiting for them. Right now,...

SpaceX launches beer malt, caring robot and 'mighty mice'

Dec. 5, 2019 2:58 PM EST

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX launched a 3-ton shipment to the International Space Station on Thursday, including “mighty mice” for a muscle study, a robot sensitive to astronauts' emotions and a miniature version of a brewery's malt house. The Dragon capsule also is delivering holiday...

School bus driver charged, accused of drinking beer on route

Nov. 26, 2019 9:10 PM EST

AURORA, Ill. (AP) — A 44-year-old bus driver in suburban Chicago has been arrested after authorities say she drank beer while taking more than 30 elementary students to school. Michelle Passley of North Aurora was charged Monday with misdemeanor endangering the life and health of a child. Aurora police say...

Colorado brewery sold to international beverage company

Nov. 19, 2019 4:43 PM EST

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado brewery is being sold to an international beverage company after nearly 30 years in business, officials said. New Belgium Brewing Co. in Fort Collins is being sold to Lion Little World Beverages, The Coloradoan reports. Little World Beverages is part of Lion, an...

Beer insulting California utility PG&E brews backlash

Nov. 13, 2019 5:13 PM EST

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — Anger over devastating California wildfires sparked by Pacific Gas & Electric power lines is coming to a head — in a beer. And an outcry is brewing. Steve Doty, owner of Shady Oak brewery in Santa Rosa, announced a new beer called “F--- PG&E,”...

The Latest: Beshear wraps up campaign with Louisville stop

Nov. 4, 2019 9:53 PM EST

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's rally on the eve of the Kentucky governor's race (all times local): 9:30 p.m. Democrat Steve Beshear has made a final campaign stop at a Louisville brewery after a whirlwind final tour of the state to challenge Republican Gov. Matt Bevin. Beshear...

Michigan brewery settles ex-worker's discrimination lawsuit

Oct. 31, 2019 6:57 PM EDT

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A black man who says he was fired by a Michigan brewery for complaining of a racist corporate culture has settled a lawsuit against the company. Tracy Evans sued Founders Brewing Co. a year ago. The settlement was announced Thursday. Terms were not disclosed. Brewery founders...

Last call: Utah is set to tap out on low-alcohol beer sales

Oct. 31, 2019 5:43 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The first change to beer alcohol limits since the end of Prohibition nearly a century ago is coming to Utah. The state will become the next-to-last in the country to say goodbye to lower-alcohol 3.2% beer on Friday, when drinkers welcome new, slightly stronger brews to grocery stores,...

Molson Coors restructuring as beer sales decline

Oct. 30, 2019 12:10 PM EDT

Molson Coors Brewing Co. is laying off 500 workers worldwide and restructuring its operations as it faces declining beer sales. The company expects to save $150 million by closing offices in Denver and elsewhere and simplifying its structure. Its four business units — U.S., Canada, Europe and International...

Founders co-owner: Discrimination suit 'biggest challenge'

Oct. 29, 2019 5:49 PM EDT

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — The backlash that Founders Brewing Co. has been facing over a former black worker's racial discrimination lawsuit has been the company's "biggest challenge," a co-owner of Michigan's largest brewery said. Tracy Evans filed a federal lawsuit last year saying that fellow workers at...