beer

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.

Tap runs dry for Molson retirees

Retirees from Molson Brewing Company in Canada are learning that their retirement benefits are being cut and the worst news is that they can't even...

Keep those paws off my brew

We may not be spending much these days, but what we are spending money on is telling. And in this case, It's good to see we've got our priorities...

Texas Pizza Huts aim to deliver beer

The only thing better than fresh, gooey, piping hot pizza would be hot pizza served with some ice cold beer. In Texas, the entrepreneurial spirit has...

Recession hits beer sales

Beer sales are known for being recession-resistant, but that isn't looking to be the case this time around. The London-based brewer behind the Miller...