Alcoholic beverage manufacturing

In this picture taken on Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017 Vit Spacil, co-owner of a smart mobile brewery, picks hops by the container at a garden in Prague, Czech Republic. The container brewery is capable of making 525 hectoliters a year. The point is not the quantity but the quality and in that it is reflecting a growing appetite of consumers for craft beers. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
September 23, 2017 - 4:19 am
PRAGUE (AP) — A Czech firm is selling professional beer-making sets that fit in a backyard but can produce commercial quantities of brew. The mobile breweries sold by Well Service are a far cry from the kits typically made for home use. They cost 120,000 euros ($143,500), weigh 3,000 kilograms (6,...
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August 29, 2017 - 9:36 am
CARTERSVILLE, Ga. (AP) — An Anheuser-Busch brewery in Georgia is shipping canned drinking water to the American Red Cross to help Hurricane Harvey relief efforts in Texas and Louisiana. The St. Louis-based beer giant says a truckload of water from its Cartersville, Georgia, brewery arrived in Baton...
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August 25, 2017 - 11:52 am
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A beer company in Vermont's Green Mountains says it has reached a resolution with a snowboard company over use of the slogan "Take a Hike." Long Trail Brewing Co. sued Burton Snowboards on Wednesday, claiming Burton is using the beer company's slogan on its apparel...
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August 11, 2017 - 7:03 am
TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israel has been known as the land of milk and honey since Biblical times — but the land of single malt whiskey? One appropriately named distillery is trying to turn Israel into a whiskey powerhouse. Smooth, honey-brown whiskey is not the first thing that comes to mind when...
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August 09, 2017 - 9:34 am
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City train commuters can cool off their "summer of hell" with a new beer appropriately named Delayed. Newsday reports ( http://nwsdy.li/2fqNBqt ) that Long Island-based Blue Point Brewery is launching the new brew Monday afternoon in Penn Station. Blue Point president Todd...
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FILE - In this Sept. 14, 2007 file photo, a worker picks grapes for harvest in the vineyards of Castelcerino, above the village of Soave, Northern Italy. The Italian wine grape harvest is having its earliest start in a decade due to the effects of the summer 2017 heatwave and drought. (AP Photo/Martino Masotto, file)
August 04, 2017 - 11:24 am
COCCAGLIO, Italy (AP) — The Italian wine grape harvest is having its earliest start in a decade due to the effects of the summer's heatwave and drought. Producers of bubbly spumante in the Franciacorta area of Lombardy, some 80 kilometers (50 miles) east of Milan in northern Italy, officially...
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FILE- In this March 10, 2013 file photo, a glass of whisky is held up in front of the Diageo Claive Scotch Whisky collection in Edinburgh, Scotland. Scotland has called for Scotch to be defined in U.K. law so that the whisky industry can be protected after Brexit. (David Cheskin/PA via AP, file)
July 30, 2017 - 8:12 am
LONDON (AP) — Scotland has called for Scotch to be defined in U.K. law so its vital whisky industry can be protected after Brexit. Scottish Economy Secretary Keith Brown has written to officials asking for strong legal protections for the industry, which is worth around 4 billion pounds ($5.3...
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July 30, 2017 - 6:44 am
LONDON (AP) — Scotland has called for Scotch to be defined in U.K. law so its vital whisky industry can be protected after Brexit. Scottish Economy Secretary Keith Brown has written to officials asking for strong legal protections for the industry, which is worth around 4 billion pounds ($5.3...
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Joel LaSalle, Current Fish and Oyster owner, sits in front of a partition known as a "Zion Curtain" that prevents customers from seeing their alcoholic drinks being mixed and poured, before it's taken down at his restaurant Saturday, July 1, 2017, in Salt Lake City. A new Utah law is making wine, liquor and higher-alcohol beer more expensive. Parts of a broad liquor law passed by state legislators this year takes effect Saturday, including the price increase and measures allowing some restaurants to take down their "Zion Curtains." (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
July 01, 2017 - 4:58 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A trendy downtown Salt Lake City seafood restaurant started business Saturday with glass-smashing and champagne, a symbolic gesture in its emancipation from Utah's so-called "Zion Curtains" alcohol law. "It feels fabulous and liberating. It's a hallelujah moment," said Joel...
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FILE- In this March 24, 2017 file photo, Nevada state Sen. Don Gustavson, R-Sparks, smells a sample of marijuana as Christopher Price, a ''budtender'' at the Blum medical marijuana dispensary, describes the operation during a brief tour a the store in Reno, Nev. Nevada voters legalized recreational marijuana in November, and officials are trying to put rules in place to start selling it on July 1, 2017. (AP Photo/Scott Sonner, File)
June 20, 2017 - 9:49 pm
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Recreational sales of marijuana in Nevada may not begin next month after all. A judge added to the uncertainty Tuesday when he extended a temporary order barring the state from issuing pot distribution licenses to existing medical marijuana dispensaries so they can begin...
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