Alcoholic beverages

FILE - In this Dec. 3, 2018, file photo, trees reflect in a swimming pool outside Erica Hail's Paradise, Calif., home, which burned during the Camp Fire. Water officials say the drinking water in Paradise, which was decimated by a wildfire last year, is contaminated with the cancer-causing chemical benzene. Fixing the problem could cost $300 million and take up to two years. The Sacramento Bee reports Thursday, April 18, 2019, experts believe the extreme heat of the November firestorm created a "toxic cocktail" of gases in burning homes that was sucked into water pipes when the system depressurized. (AP Photo/Noah Berger, File)
April 18, 2019 - 3:10 pm
PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — The drinking water in Paradise, California, where 85 people died in the worst wildfire in state history, is contaminated with the cancer-causing chemical benzene, water officials said. Officials said they believe the contamination happened after the November firestorm...
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Colton Herta, right, takes a celebratory swig after winning the IndyCar Classic auto race, as second-place finisher Josef Newgarden, left, takes a closer look a the bottle label Sunday, March 24, 2019, in Austin, Texas. Herta, 18, became the youngest winner in IndyCar history after a late-race crash near the entry to pit row helped him steal past the leaders to the checkered flag. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
March 24, 2019 - 6:31 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Everything went Colton Herta's way on Sunday, from the victory on the race track to the sparkling wine on the podium instead of apple cider. The 18-year American rookie became the youngest winner in IndyCar history when he captured the IndyCar Classic after a late-race crash...
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In this March 4, 2019, photo, Jamie Adams shows some intact beer bottles recovered from the shipwreck of the SS Oregon at his St. James Brewery in Holbrook, N.Y. Adams created an ale called Deep Ascent using the yeast from the bottles recovered from the Liverpool-to-New York luxury liner that sank off Fire Island in 1886. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
March 15, 2019 - 1:15 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — An ale introduced at a New York craft beer festival this month comes with an intriguing backstory — brewed from yeast in beer that went down on a doomed steamship and languished on the ocean floor for 131 years. Long Island brewer Jamie Adams created Deep Ascent ale using yeast...
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March 01, 2019 - 8:07 am
MOSCOW (AP) — A beer with your urine sample? No longer in Russian sports. Citing "aggressive" athletes and interference with drug-testing results, Russia has barred sportspeople from drinking alcohol when they're tested for banned substances. A post-race beer might help a dehydrated athlete produce...
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This undated image provided by Anheuser-Busch shows a scene from the company's Bud Light 2019 Super Bowl NFL football spot. (Anheuser-Busch via AP)
February 04, 2019 - 8:06 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Bud Light is touting that it doesn't use corn syrup, but that doesn't make it nutritionally much different from its competitors. The best-selling beer in the U.S. ran a medieval-themed Super Bowl ad on Sunday night that mocked rivals Miller Lite and Coors Light for using the...
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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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A general view of the Fullers brewery in Chiswick, west London, Friday, Jan. 25, 2019. Japanese brewer Asahi is buying Fuller Smith & Turner’s beer business for 250 million pounds ($327 million), in a deal that includes its flagship London Pride. (Steve Parsons/PA via AP)
January 25, 2019 - 8:51 am
LONDON (AP) — Japanese brewer Asahi is buying the beer business of Britain's Fuller Smith & Turner's for 250 million pounds ($327 million), in a deal that includes its flagship London Pride. The deal announced Friday includes the Griffin Brewery in the London neighborhood of Chiswick, where the...
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FILE- In this Jan. 9, 2019, file photo Michael Northern, vice president of WJP Restaurant Group, stands next to an empty table at dinnertime at Rocket City Tavern near numerous federal agencies in Huntsville, Ala. Businesses that count heavily on federal employees as customers are feeling the punishing effects of the government shutdown. Northern said business is down 35 percent. “People are just going home and nesting, trying to conserve resources,” said Northern. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)
January 24, 2019 - 6:35 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — From power restaurants in Washington and a belt-buckle maker in Colorado to a brewery in California, businesses that count heavily on federal employees as customers are feeling the punishing effects of the government shutdown. In many cases, it's forcing them to cut workers' hours...
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Sean Mossman, director of sales and marketing for COOP Ale Works, draws a beer in the COOP taproom in Oklahoma City, Friday, Jan. 18, 2019. Rules that went into effect in Oklahoma in October allow grocery, convenience and retail liquor stores to sell chilled beer with an alcohol content of up to 8.99 percent. Previously, grocery and convenience stores could offer only 3.2 percent beer. Liquor stores, where stronger beers were available, were prohibited from selling it cold. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
January 19, 2019 - 11:23 am
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Beer snobs are raising their mugs to a stronger brew in three states that once forbade grocers from selling anything but low-alcohol brands, and the changes could indirectly chill the industry in two others where such regulations remain. Until October, Oklahoma grocery and...
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