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Beer Giants Spar Over Gimmicky Can Claims

Anheuser-Busch InBev says ads for Coors Light, brewed by rival MillerCoors, make false statements about their cans, and its complaint has gone to the Federal Trade Commission.

American Spirits: Mike Rowe Pours a Shot of Alcoholic Economic History

In "How Booze Built America," Mike Rowe of "Dirty Jobs" mixes little-known history with economic analysis, puns and many tasty beverages to explain how the American story is really the tale of one nation's love affair with alcohol. Here are a few of Rowe's favorite high points.

Tasty or Absurdi-Tea? Coors Brews Tea-Flavored Beer

Molson Coors Brewing is introducing Coors Light Iced T next month. The beverage will be sold in aluminum cans similar to its existing beer offerings, and rightfully so: The citrus-like brew will pack a roughly 4% alcohol punch.

Venti, Meet Vino: Starbucks Spikes Its Drink Menu

Starbucks is renowned for its caffeinated drinks, but it isn't above spiking its beverage menu here and there. The coffee giant is adding wine and beer at up to a dozen cafes in the Southern California and Atlanta markets.

Bibles to Brewskis: Two Craft Brewers' Hoppy Journey

Mike Reinhardt and Nate Watson met a decade ago on a dry campus and bonded over beer. Today, they're on track to open Wilderness Brewing Company. And while trying to break into the craft beer business amid an economic downturn might seem counterintuitive, they're actually riding a wave of sudsy popularity.

Why Beer Costs More: A Sudsy Economics Lesson

It feels like the price of a case of beer is higher than it has been since the Babylonians first started fermenting barley 6,000 years ago. But what's behind the rising prices? Turns out, the explanation requires a tour across the economic landscape -- and around the world.

Microdistilleries Are Changing How America Drinks

The country's troubled history with alcohol -- particularly Prohibition -- had a huge impact on what consumers expect from their alcoholic beverages. The bland, blended spirits that became popular after Prohibition ended are finally giving way to today's thirst for unique and locally made alcoholic beverages.

Binge Drinking Is Taking a Heavy Toll on Health Worldwide

A new World Health Organization report finds excessive alcohol use results in 2.5 million deaths annually. That's more than those caused by HIV/AIDS, violence or tuberculosis. The study notes that alcohol is a far bigger danger than illegal drugs such as crack cocaine and heroin.

New Budweiser Marketing Strategy: Free Beer

Anheuser-Busch InBev (BUD) will hand out free beer in its latest attempt to revive the Budweiser brand. The brewer will give away samples of the beer to 500,000 people at hip bar and restaurants in the coming weeks, Reuters said.