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Munich's Oktoberfest finally back on after pandemic pause

Aug. 04, 2022 07:07 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's annual Oktoberfest festival is finally on again for this fall, following a two-year hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic, the head of the famous Bavarian beer festival said Thursday. “The Wiesn will take place,” Clemens Baumgaertner told reporters in...

2 new Black-owned breweries tap in, aim to change industry

Aug. 01, 2022 00:04 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — As the craft beer industry expands in Charlotte, one untapped market is about to emerge. It’s been three years since Charlotte — a city with than 30 craft breweries — has had a Black-owned brewery. Three Spirits Brewery was Charlotte’s only...

FIFA, Qatar prepare beer policy for soccer fans at World Cup

Jul. 08, 2022 15:49 PM EDT

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Beer with alcohol is expected to be sold at World Cup stadiums in Qatar but fans may be allowed to take only non-alcoholic drinks to their seats. FIFA and Qatari organizers are still working on plans to serve all fans who want to drink at games when the...

Amid Ukraine's war, a farmer takes comfort in her snails

Jun. 17, 2022 03:36 AM EDT

VERESNYA, Ukraine (AP) — The Ukrainian farmer was living a quiet life with the quietest of creatures: snails that she raises for export. Then, skies on the horizon turned flaming red. Russia had launched its invasion and nearby towns were burning. Olena Avramenko's village of...

Once vibrant Phoenix Union Station could see new life

Jun. 11, 2022 13:55 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The last Sunset Limited passenger train rolled out of Phoenix’s Union Station, once a bustling hub for people and commerce, on June 2, 1996. Twenty-six years later, a developer has plans to transform the vacant building in downtown Phoenix and the 10 acres...

Details for competitions at Kentucky State Fair now online

May. 25, 2022 04:14 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The premium book is now online with details about competitions at the Kentucky State Fair. The book outlines classes, rules and deadlines for the fair. Cash prizes and more than 5,000 blue ribbons are awarded each year at the fair for baking,...

EWU to launch professional certificate program in craft beer

May. 21, 2022 11:43 AM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Eastern Washington University and No-Li Brewhouse of Spokane will create the school’s first professional certificate program for the craft beer industry. The 15-credit program begins in the fall. No-Li Brewhouse owners John and Cindy Bryant...

Finland brewery launches NATO beer with 'taste of security'

May. 19, 2022 11:25 AM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — A small brewery in Finland has launched a NATO-themed beer to mark the Nordic country’s bid to join the Western military alliance. Olaf Brewing's OTAN lager features a blue label with a cartoon version of a beer-drinking medieval knight in metal armor emblazoned...

Judge: Regulators wrong to ban beer label that had naked man

May. 17, 2022 19:02 PM EDT

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina regulators were wrong to reject a beer label that featured a silhouette of a naked man standing next to a campfire, a federal judge has ruled. The owners of Maryland-based Flying Dog Brewery argued that the North Carolina Alcohol Beverage...