May 8, 2013 — The Alabama legislature has approved a bill making it legal to brew beer at home, a practice that had occupied a legal gray area. If Gov. Robert Bentley signs the bill, as he is expected to do, homebrewing will be legal in all 50 states.
Apr 23, 2013 — The settlement agreement between the Department of Justice and Anheuser-Busch InBev will allow the mammoth beer company to complete its purchase of Grupo Modelo, a Mexico-based brewer that produces Corona, Pacifico, and other beers.
Apr 14, 2013 — Faced with criticism and ridicule, the New York Yankees have yanked a sign touting a "Craft Beer Destination" stand at their stadium, after beer fans noted that all the products are from MillerCoors. At other ballparks, genuine craft beer is easy to find.
Apr 9, 2013 — Arsenic in beer doesn't sound like a good idea, even if it's due to a centuries-old filtering process. A new study says filtering beer with diatomaceous earth could boost levels of arsenic. But it's not clear whether this poses a health risk.
Apr 5, 2013 — Saccharomyces cerevisiae is poised to become the nation's first official state microbe. Oregon is grateful, very grateful, for all the yeast has done for the state's booming craft beer industry.
Mar 13, 2013 — Three decades after giving the world The Number of the Beast, Iron Maiden is poised to release its latest work — and it's a beer. "As a fan of traditional English cask beer, I thought this could actually be something really exciting," singer Bruce Dickinson says.
Mar 6, 2013 — Mississippi is poised to make it legal for residents to brew their own beer, as its legislature approved a homebrewing bill today. The shift, to take effect on July 1, would leave Alabama as the lone U.S. state that still bans people from brewing beer for their own consumption.
Mar 5, 2013 — Malt is an essential component of beer, but most comes from a handful of industrial processors that pool grains from across the U.S. and Canada. Now, a small but growing number of craft malt houses are malting grains from small regional farmers, enabling microbreweries to offer truly local beers.
Feb 27, 2013 — Class-action lawsuits accuse Anheuser-Busch of watering down Budweiser and other beers and then misleading consumers about their alcohol content. The company denies the claims; in tests commissioned by NPR, samples of Budweiser were found to be in line with their advertised alcohol content.
Feb 27, 2013 — Despite Germany's long association with beer, it looks like its citizens are imbibing less of their celebrated beverage now than they did a generation ago. Some cite the economy as a factor; others, the rise of health consciousness.