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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...

Florida highway covered in Coors Light beer after semi crash

Sep. 21, 2022 18:09 PM EDT

BROOKSVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida highway had to temporarily close Wednesday after a semitrailer carrying cases of Coors Light crashed and turned the roadway into a silver sea of beer cans. The multi-vehicle crash occurred shortly after 6 a.m. in the southbound lanes of Interstate...

World Cup beer policy finally agreed by Qatari organizers

Sep. 03, 2022 10:03 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Organizers of the World Cup in Qatar have finalized a policy to serve beer with alcohol to soccer fans at stadiums and fan zones in the Muslim-majority country. FIFA said Saturday fans will be allowed to buy Budweiser beer with alcohol within the eight stadium...

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...

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...