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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...

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...

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...

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...

Criminal charges possible in North Carolina's US House fight

Feb. 22, 2019 6:09 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — With a new election ordered in North Carolina's disputed congressional race, a key question remains unanswered: Who could face criminal charges after a state elections board hearing exposed evidence of ballot fraud? Among those in potential legal trouble are the central figure in the...

Game break: 10 Super Bowl ads to watch Sunday

Feb. 1, 2019 2:03 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — This year's Super Bowl ads are designed to entertain and go down easy, as Stella Artois brings back Carrie Bradshaw and "The Dude" and the Backstreet Boys and Chance the Rapper remix the 1990s classic "I Want It That Way" for Doritos. With ads costing more than $5 million for 30 seconds of...

Czech beer Budvar enjoys rebound in production

Jan. 31, 2019 4:58 AM EST

PRAGUE (AP) — Beer production at Budvar, which has been in a long legal dispute with U.S. giant Anheuser-Busch over use of the "Budweiser" brand, increased last year to the second highest level in the brewer's 123-year history. Budejovicky Budvar NP, a Czech state-owned brewery, said Thursday that its...