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Corn meal, whiskey help save Ute Mountain Ute Farm and Ranch

Nov. 27, 2021 10:18 AM EST

TOWAOC, Colo. (AP) — Drought in much of the West, 22 years running, has struck Colorado’s Four Corners tribal lands with bitter force. This year, the Ute Mountain Ute’s celebrated 7,700 acre farm and ranch operation had to lay off half its workers as thousands of acres lay fallow. ...

Charleston West Side developers get into the spirits

Nov. 27, 2021 09:04 AM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The magic is in the cave, Tighe and John Bullock trust. Tighe and his father, John, learned of its existence near Renick on the Greenbrier-Pocahontas county line. A geological engineer, John Bullock thought a distiller could use that water to...

The sweetly sad story behind 3,000 beer cans up for auction

Nov. 27, 2021 00:08 AM EST

PEARL RIVER, La. (AP) — Luverne Kahl sometimes tears up as she talks about her late husband’s beer can collection. It was more than just a hobby. It was his passion, and the memories it prompts rise up in her unexpectedly. But she’s resolved to let it go. ...

Austria begins national lockdown to fight surging infections

Nov. 21, 2021 19:24 PM EST

VIENNA (AP) — Austria went into a nationwide lockdown early Monday to combat soaring coronavirus infections, a step being closely watched by other European governments struggling with national outbreaks that are straining health care systems. The measures are expected...

Grants to boost Maine potatoes, blueberries, flowers

Nov. 20, 2021 12:46 PM EST

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The Maine Potato Board, a company that wants to expand wild blueberry wine, and a flower collective are among the groups that will receive about a half million dollar in agricultural grants. The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and...

Authorities begin identifying Michigan plane crash victims

Nov. 14, 2021 14:14 PM EST

BEAVER ISLAND, Mich. (AP) — The four people who died in a plane crash on Michigan's Beaver Island included a real estate agent and a couple who were planning to open a winery and vineyard there, authorities said Sunday. The plane crashed Saturday west of Mackinaw City,...

Support effort helps military members get home for holidays

Nov. 11, 2021 04:05 AM EST

LYNCHBURG, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee distillery producing Jack Daniel’s whiskey is teaming with a military support group to help service members and their families get home for the holidays. More than 1,700 service members and relatives will head home through...

Craft brewer Bell's Brewery sold to Australia's Lion

Nov. 10, 2021 14:35 PM EST

The U.S. beer industry has one less independent brewer. Michigan-based Bell’s Brewery said Wednesday it is being acquired by Australian brewer Lion, a subsidiary of Japan’s Kirin Group. Financial terms were not disclosed. Lion will join Bell’s...

Cheers! Booze delivery, wine shipments begin in Alabama

Nov. 09, 2021 16:12 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabamians can now get limited quantities of beer, wine and spirits delivered to their homes after the first companies have gotten licensed. Alabama lawmakers this year approved separate bills to allow alcohol deliveries from retailers to a...

Athens PRIDE returns after last year's COVID cancellation

Nov. 07, 2021 10:23 AM EST

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Athens PRIDE is set to return with a week of events after having been canceled last year because of the coronavirus pandemic. The festivities kick off Monday and wrap up Nov. 14 with a big outdoor celebration at Terrapin Beer Company, the Athens...