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Illinois College Adds Major in Brewing Amid Craft Beer Boom

FOOD/DRINK | Apr 25
An Illinois university has a new accredited degree in fermentation science to train future brewers, distillers and vintners.

Prost! Germany Celebrates 500 Years of Beer Purity Law

FOOD/DRINK | Apr 22
To some it's the real deal, to others it's a bland brew. But thanks to a 500-year-old rule, everybody can be sure what's in German beer.

World's Biggest Beer Makers Agree to Join Forces

CORPORATE | By Raf Casert and Pan Pylas | Oct 13
The world's top two beer makers agreed Tuesday to join forces to create a company that would control nearly a third of the global market and bring together top U.S. brands Budweiser and Miller Genuine Draft.

Beer Geeks Go Local

FOOD/DRINK | By David Sharp | May 29
The number of small breweries is exploding, providing adventurous offerings to a new generation of beer drinkers who increasingly place a premium on locally produced beer.

This Season's Maple Sap Heads from Tree to Beer Tap

FOOD/DRINK | By Michael Hill | Apr 6
The maple sap bubbling away in Ron Davis' upstate New York sugar house is destined for pancakes, waffles, sweets and - for years now - beer kegs.

States Increasing Production Caps for Microbreweries

FOOD/DRINK | By Ryan Van Velzer | Apr 2
The increasing popularity of craft beer around the country has legislatures nationwide rewriting laws to accommodate microbreweries as they exceed production limits.

Is This Bud For You?

FOOD/DRINK | By MIchael Felberbaum | Feb 9
Attention die-hard craft beer drinkers: This Bud's not for you. After several years of losing ground to craft brewers, Anheuser-Busch, the country's biggest brewery, seems to be conceding that its flagship brew may not fly with fans of fancy suds.

Viginia Brewery Taps 300-Year-Old Recipe

FOOD/DRINK | By Michael Felberbaum | Dec 4
What do you get when you combine water, American persimmons and hops and ferment it with yeast? A beer based on a 300-year-old recipe scribbled in a cookbook kept by Virginia's prominent Reynolds family.

In the Spirit: Beer 101

FOOD/DRINK | Nov 16
Beer has evolved from a rudimentary staple, produced with little understanding of the science behind it, into an intricate, refined beverage that has come to identify individuals, as well as geographical regions. Here's a primer.

University Launches Beer-Making Program

FOOD/DRINK | By David N. Goodman | Oct 1
Colleges and beer have a long shared history. A university in Michigan is taking that partnership to a new level with the creation of a program to train and certify experts in "fermentation science."

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