Archaeologists Uncover Ancient Egyptian Beer-Making Supplies

Archaeologists Uncover Ancient Egyptian Beer-Making Supplies

At an excavation site in Tell Edfu, Egypt, a city about 400 miles south of Cairo, researchers from the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago recently uncovered a significant piece of history: Evidence of beer- and bread-making in what is believed to be the earliest structures in the town’s existence, dating to around 2400 […]

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Stone Brewing Sues MillerCoors for Swiping ‘Stone’ Brand

Stone Brewing Sues MillerCoors for Swiping ‘Stone’ Brand

After teasing an upcoming announcement over the weekend on Twitter, Stone Brewing has finally come out with the news that it is suing MillerCoors. Spearheaded by Greg Koch, Stone Brewing co-founder, executive chairman, and infamous figure in the craft brewing world, the Escondido, California-based brewery filed a lawsuit against MillerCoors on Monday. Stone alleges that the “Big […]

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Hop Take: Craft Breweries Are Fighting With AB InBev Over Disaster Relief Because of Course They Are

Hop Take: Craft Breweries Are Fighting With AB InBev Over Disaster Relief Because of Course They Are

Well, at least the beer industry made it out of the Super Bowl without any wars waged between Anheuser-Busch and small and independent brewers. Just kidding! We totally had you there for a second. Budweiser’s Super Bowl commercial, ”Stand by Me,” advertises the company’s emergency water program, a disaster relief effort that involved the donation of […]

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Agave Price Hike Will Inevitably Lead to Tequila Shortage

Agave Price Hike Will Inevitably Lead to Tequila Shortage

Stop putting agave syrup in your coffee. We officially have problems bigger than your bitter latte: There’s a tequila shortage on the horizon. Agave, the miraculous plant responsible for such things as tequila, mezcal, and agave syrup, is in danger. Increased demand for tequila and rising prices for the spirit-producing succulent have been wreaking havoc […]

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Hops Bouquets, Beer-Paired Canapés, and Other Ways to Have a Beer-Themed Wedding

Hops Bouquets, Beer-Paired Canapés, and Other Ways to Have a Beer-Themed Wedding

Something old, something new, something borrowed, and something brewed. Eat, drink, and be married. There are many ways to tweak the typical wedding to make it totally yours. Some beer lovers go all out. Mary Izett, author of ”Speed Brewing: Techniques and Recipes for Fast-Fermenting Beers, Ciders, Meads, and More,” married Chris Cuzme, co-founder and brewer of […]

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Kim Jong-un Hopes Wheat Beer Will Make North Korea Great Again

Kim Jong-un Hopes Wheat Beer Will Make North Korea Great Again

Just in time for the Olympic Games kicking off south of the DMZ this week in PyeongChang, North Korea may have succeeded in an impressive feat: Brewing a wheat beer. Using an “exclusive” new brewing technique, the BBC reported, citing North Korean state newspaper, Rodong Sinmun, Taedonggang brewery (or Daedong River Beer Factory, according to […]

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