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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...

World's largest beer maker sees sales dip

Oct. 25, 2019 5:54 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The world's largest brewer, the maker of Budweiser and Corona, says the amount of beer it sold fell in the third quarter largely due to weaker demand as well as temporary shipping disruptions in China. AB Inbev, a multinational based in Belgium, said sales of beer by volume fell 0.9%. Its...

Tastes great, less land-filling ... beer in a paper bottle

Oct. 11, 2019 12:08 PM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Danish brewer Carlsberg says it is developing a paper beer bottle made from sustainably sourced wood fibers. The Copenhagen-based company unveiled Friday two new prototypes that are "fully recyclable and have an inner barrier to allow the bottles to contain beer." The inside...

Spanish farmers fear 'unfair' blow of US tariffs

Oct. 4, 2019 3:07 PM EDT

CÓRDOBA, Spain (AP) — Olives are harvested the old-fashioned way on Juan Luque's farm in southern Spain, as men thrash the gnarly tree limbs with poles, raining the small green fruit into the motorized collector waiting underneath. But for Luque and thousands of other farmers scattered across Europe's...

Yuengling, Hershey collaborate on chocolate-infused brew

Oct. 2, 2019 9:55 AM EDT

POTTSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Soon on tap: a new brew featuring Yuengling's nearly 200-year-old porter recipe and Hershey's chocolate. The two Pennsylvania companies are teaming up on a limited-edition beer called Yuengling Hershey's Chocolate Porter. The chocolate-infused brew will be available on tap beginning...