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Czech Budweiser brewer worries about Brexit impact

Mar. 18, 2019 1:13 PM EDT

CESKE BUDEJOVICE, Czech Republic (AP) — The Budejovicky Budvar brewery in the Czech Republic managed to survive a decades-long trademark battle over whether it could call its beer Budweiser. But now it faces another potential threat: Brexit. The United Kingdom is one of the brewer's top five markets,...

Agreement reached to increase alcohol limits on beer in Utah

Mar. 13, 2019 8:16 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Alcohol limits for beer at Utah grocery stores inched closer to the rest of the country Wednesday under a legislative compromise in the state where the predominant faith teaches abstinence from alcohol. The agreement would raise alcohol limits to 4 percent starting in November, a...

Distillery warehouse fell last year, now 120K gallons spill

Mar. 6, 2019 12:08 PM EST

BARDSTOWN, Ky. (AP) — Roughly 120,000 gallons (454,000 liters) of would-be bourbon have spilled at a Kentucky distillery. News outlets report two people were injured in the fermented mash spill Tuesday at the Barton 1792 Distillery in Bardstown, where a storage collapse last year left thousands of barrels...

iPhone sales are falling, and Apple's app fees might be next

Mar. 6, 2019 12:08 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Last year, every time someone paid $11 for Netflix through an iPhone app, Apple pocketed as much as $3.30. Multiply that by every charge made through iPhone apps and you can see why Netflix and other companies are fed up about what they consider Apple's unfair market power. Late last...

Authorities warn wildfires threaten Australian towns

Mar. 5, 2019 2:48 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — More homes were being threatened Tuesday by wildfires that have burned dozens of homes and buildings in rural southeast Australia. Victoria state Emergency Management Commissioner Andrew Crisp said emergency warnings were issued for the towns of Dargo and Licola east of the...

Bourbon Street battle: Jumbo beer seller sues over trademark

Mar. 1, 2019 2:42 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — It's a Bourbon Street battle of jumbo beers, just before Mardi Gras' climactic weekend: Huge Ass Beers vs. Giant Ass Beer. The creator of Huge Ass Beers is suing another string of bars and clubs on Bourbon Street for marketing a rival draft pour as Giant Ass Beer, The New Orleans...

Happy Beer Day! Iceland marks 30th anniversary of end of ban

Mar. 1, 2019 2:38 AM EST

REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) — Thirty years ago, a sobering dry spell in Iceland's history came to an end. On Friday, the country celebrates the anniversary of the lifting of a decades-long ban on beer with — what else? — a nationwide Beer Day. The drink was outlawed in Iceland for 74 years, while...

Bourbon makers want equal treatment on wine bill in Kentucky

Mar. 1, 2019 1:04 AM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's bourbon industry has a bracing message for its home state lawmakers as they consider whether to relax restrictions on wine sales: What's good for California vineyards should also apply to the bluegrass state's signature spirit. The Kentucky Distillers' Association is...

Brewery apologizes for beer sharing name with Hindu deity

Feb. 27, 2019 2:57 PM EST

SALEM, Va. (AP) — A Virginia brewery has apologized for a beer that shares its name with a Hindu deity. Olde Salem Brewing Company said in a statement to WSLS-TV that it was making a musical reference when it named its Spanish milk stout "Hanuman." The brewery says it was unaware of the religious...

Utah closer to raising alcohol limit in line with most of US

Feb. 26, 2019 10:49 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah lawmakers moved closer Tuesday to adopting alcohol levels for beer that are in line with most production-line brews sold around the country, despite opposition from the influential Mormon church. The state Senate overwhelming passed the measure to raise low alcohol limits on...