Alcoholic beverage manufacturing

FILE - In this March 11, 2015 file photo, newly-filled and sealed cans of Miller Lite beer move along on a conveyor belt, at the MillerCoors Brewery, in Golden, Colo. A Wisconsin judge on Friday, May 24, 2019, ordered Anheuser-Busch to stop suggesting in advertising that MillerCoors' light beers contain corn syrup, wading into a fight between two beer giants that are losing market share to small independent brewers. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)
May 25, 2019 - 1:22 am
MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Wisconsin judge on Friday ordered Anheuser-Busch to stop suggesting in advertising that MillerCoors' light beers contain corn syrup, wading into a fight between two beer giants that are losing market share to small independent brewers. U.S. District Judge William Conley for the...
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May 20, 2019 - 7:26 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Small breweries in North Carolina could soon be toasting a new law that would give growing beer-makers in the state more time to sell their products on their own without third-party distributors. By a 38-3 vote, the Senate gave final legislative approval Monday night to a...
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May 15, 2019 - 3:09 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Agreed-to legislation from North Carolina alcohol wholesalers and small breweries over who distributes their product as the beer-makers grow is finding little resistance within the General Assembly. The Senate Commerce and Insurance Committee recommended on Wednesday following...
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May 13, 2019 - 6:22 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union anti-trust regulators are fining AB Inbev, the world's biggest brewer, more than 200 million euros ($225 million) for abusing its dominant position in the Belgian beer market. The EU's executive commission said Monday that the Belgium-based brewer is selling its...
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In this Aug. 23, 2017, courtesy of Quiet Pictures, Rene Reyes Ornelas, a 41 year-old Mexican farmworker, works picking grapes during his second harvest in Sonoma, Calif. "Harvest Season," a new PBS documentary scheduled to begin airing Monday, May 13, 2019, examines the contributions of Mexican Americans in the wine industry of California's Napa Valley. (Roberto "Bear" Guerra/Quiet Pictures via AP)
May 11, 2019 - 11:47 am
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — For generations, Mexican-born Gustavo Brambila's family has worked in the wine industry of California's Napa Valley in some form. He went to college on a baseball scholarship but the passion of flowery aromas and crisp peach flavor remained in his soul and he eventually got...
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May 10, 2019 - 1:48 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The rock band Guns N' Roses is accusing a Colorado brewery of piggybacking off their fame to sell beer and merchandise. The band filed a trademark infringement lawsuit Thursday against Colorado-based Oskar Blues Brewery, which sells Guns 'N' Rosé beer and merchandise and...
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May 07, 2019 - 8:10 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — AB Inbev, the world's biggest brewer and the owner of brands like Bud and Stella Artois, is considering listing some of the shares of its Asian business on the Hong Kong stock exchange. The company, which is based in the Belgian town of Leuven, said Tuesday that the move would lower...
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April 02, 2019 - 6:44 am
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Some residents of Asheville, North Carolina, are struggling with brown, sediment-filled water that the city has said is only an "an aesthetic issue," but area breweries say is now hurting production. The Asheville Citizen-Times reports complaints about brown water began...
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February 03, 2019 - 10:41 am
VALDOSTA, Ga. (AP) — One of South Georgia's largest cities is celebrating the opening of its first microbrewery. WALB-TV reports the Georgia Beer Company is scheduled to open to the public Monday in downtown Valdosta. The brewery has been in the works for five years. Co-owner Chris Jones says he...
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In this photo taken Jan. 25, 2019, Joe Ibrahim, head winemaker at Willamette Valley Vineyards in Turner, Ore., displays a bottle of rose of pinot noir made from grapes grown in southern Oregon that a California winemaker canceled a contract on purchasing just before harvest, claiming they were tainted by wildfire smoke. A federal agency approved the label for the wine, which four Oregon wineries collaborated on to save the winegrowers from financial ruin, just before the government shutdown, but label applications for chardonnay and pinot noir made from the salvaged grapes are among a huge backlog at the federal agency awaiting approval. (AP Photo/Andrew Selsky)
January 30, 2019 - 2:44 pm
TURNER, Ore. (AP) — Winegrowers in southern Oregon faced financial ruin after a California winemaker claimed wildfire smoke tainted their grapes and refused to buy them. Now, the rejected fruit that was turned into wine by local vintners is facing another setback. Two Oregon wineries stepped in to...
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