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Craft beer merger involves brewery with New Orleans roots

Sep. 23, 2022 11:04 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A New Orleans beer company with roots in the early 20th century — and purchased five years ago by the owners of the New Orleans Saints — has merged with three other regional breweries. The Times-Picayune/The New Orleans Advocate reports that the Benson Group...

UK businesses laud energy relief, but costs still a struggle

Sep. 22, 2022 02:26 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — At Sophia Sutton-Jones' bakery in North London, the electricity bill has more than tripled since the start of the year. It now costs 5,500 pounds ($6,260) a month to power the ovens and keep the lights on at Sourdough Sophia. “Where should I magically take 4,000...

Composting companies battle contamination as programs expand

Sep. 17, 2022 10:23 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Clinton Sander is done with contaminated compost. On a recent morning, he sifted through long piles of waste from Denver and Boulder at a facility in Keenesburg operated by A1 Organics, the state’s largest compost recycler. Sander, the company’s...

GOP candidate Schmitt a no-show at Senate debate in Missouri

Sep. 16, 2022 17:03 PM EDT

LAKE OZARK, Mo. (AP) — Missouri U.S. Senate candidate Trudy Busch Valentine called for compassion for immigrants, criticized the Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade and pressed the need to address climate change during a candidate forum before a gathering of journalists on Friday —...

Oktoberfest is back but inflation hits brewers, cost of beer

Sep. 16, 2022 10:40 AM EDT

MUNICH (AP) — Oktoberfest is back in Germany after two years of pandemic cancellations — the same bicep-challenging beer mugs, fat-dripping pork knuckles, pretzels the size of dinner plates, men in leather shorts and women in cleavage-baring traditional dresses. But while brewers...

Man burned at St. Paul brewery to receive $56 million

Sep. 09, 2022 11:26 AM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A St. Paul man who was severely scalded by hot water while working at a local brewery is due to receive $56 million in damages and interest after filing a lawsuit six years ago. A Ramsey County jury awarded DeWarren Harris more than $35 million this week...

Stained glass Jesus stays church is turned into apartments

Sep. 05, 2022 01:14 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Columbia’s old Rosewood Baptist Church may never not look like a church. This fall, when residents fill into modern new apartments inside the half-century-old sanctuary, they’ll set their dining tables beneath 40-foot arched windows, once filled by...

Asheville brewery breaks into distillery business

Aug. 22, 2022 00:11 AM EDT

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A WNC brewery is tapping into the spirited industry of distilling. In 2016, UpCountry Brewing Company opened in West Asheville, and a Brevard taproom opened two years later. This year, a collaboration motivated reintroduction as not only a craft brewery but...

More than just a farm animal, Maggie loves paddle boarding

Aug. 21, 2022 09:57 AM EDT

SCARBRO, W.Va. (AP) — Like a lot of West Virginians, Maggie loves paddle boarding. It’s just a little harder for her, what with the four hooves and all. “I thought, ‘Goats have pretty good balance. I am going to put the board in the creek in the back yard and...

Hip Hop artist and owner of Georgia brewery kidnapped, shot

Aug. 18, 2022 16:57 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A member of southern rap group Nappy Roots is recovering Thursday after being robbed and kidnapped outside the brewery he co-owns in Atlanta and later shot as he tried to get away, authorities said. Law enforcement in Atlanta and Hapeville are searching for two...