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Oktoberfest attendance falls amid German border controls
Oktoberfest attendance falls amid German border controls

Attendance slipped at the world's biggest beer party, the annual Oktoberfest in Germany, as border controls imposed to stem the flow of refugees complicated rail travel.

Oktoberfest attendance falls amid German border controls
Microbrew trend in Holy Land turns water to hummus beer
Microbrew trend in Holy Land turns water to hummus beer

In an industrial zone among the hills of Galilee in northern Israel, a ponytailed sociologist with an intolerance for gluten explained what he was up to: beer made with chickpeas and dates.

Microbrew trend in Holy Land turns water to hummus beer
Oktoberfest hops as thieves take police for mugs
Oktoberfest hops as thieves take police for mugs

Thousands of revellers who tried to steal beer mugs have set a new record for naughtiness at Oktoberfest, Germany's annual lager and lederhosen extravaganza.

Oktoberfest hops as thieves take police for mugs
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Heineken says selling Mexican packaging business for $1.2 bn

Dutch brewing giant Heineken on Monday announced selling Mexican-based packaging business Empaque to US-based Crown Holdings.

Heineken says selling Mexican packaging business for $1.2 bn
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Carlsberg lowers profit outlook on fall in Russian sales

Danish brewer Carlsberg cut its annual profit guidance and said economic uncertainty in Russia, could prompt it to close some breweries.

Carlsberg lowers profit outlook on fall in Russian sales
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Beer shortage and heatwave spells misery for Cubans

Cuba has been hit by a beer shortage during one of its hottest summers on record, sparking hoarding and driving thirsty .

Beer shortage and heatwave spells misery for Cubans
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Iron Maiden singer raises voice for dwindling British pubs

Iron Maiden singer B. Dickinson called for a fightback to save the traditional British pub as the Great British Beer Festival got under way.

Iron Maiden singer raises voice for dwindling British pubs
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Berlin brewers stage amber revolution against Big Beer

In Berlin, young craft brewers are taking on the mass market, promising to put flavour and diversity back into the national beverage.

Berlin brewers stage amber revolution against Big Beer
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Mango ale? Florida soaks up craft-beer boom

Florida is known for its sunshine and beaches -- and increasingly for its quality craft beer, good enough to compete with microbrewed ale from anywhere in the United States.

Mango ale? Florida soaks up craft-beer boom
German growers push into craft beer market with new hops
German growers push into craft beer market with new hops

In a microbrewery in a trendy Berlin neighbourhood, Thorsten Schoppe, one of a wave of beer-makers using new German ingredients to create non-traditional brews, pours hop pellets into a copper vat.

German growers push into craft beer market with new hops
US lawsuit claims 'King of Beers' is watered down
US lawsuit claims 'King of Beers' is watered down

The makers of Budweiser faced accusations on Tuesday of watering down the popular American lager in search of higher profits, in a class action lawsuit flatly rejected by the brewery.

US lawsuit claims 'King of Beers' is watered down
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Beer is good for you: study finds anti-virus powers

Consuming large quantities of a key ingredient in beer can protect against winter sniffles and even some serious illnesses in small children, a Japanese brewery said citing a scientific study.

Beer is good for you: study finds anti-virus powers
Heineken takeover of Tiger Beer maker approved
Heineken takeover of Tiger Beer maker approved

Shareholders in the parent company of the Singapore-based brewer that makes Tiger Beer on Friday approved the firm's takeover by Dutch giant Heineken.

Heineken takeover of Tiger Beer maker approved
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White House reveals 'Ale to the Chief' beer recipes

Barack Obama promised and Saturday the White House delivered, revealing recipes for the president's official microbrewed honey beers, following an Internet campaign.

White House reveals 'Ale to the Chief' beer recipes
Craft beers enjoy boom despite Italy's crisis
Craft beers enjoy boom despite Italy's crisis

With oyster, tobacco and watermelon flavoured brews, Italy's craft beers are flourishing despite a punishing recession that is putting thousands of other businesses out of work.

Craft beers enjoy boom despite Italy's crisis
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US men prefer beer, women love wine

US men like to drink beer, though wine is the beverage of choice for women and older adults, a poll showed Friday.

US men prefer beer, women love wine
Heineken to buy maker of Tiger beer for $4.1 billion
Heineken to buy maker of Tiger beer for $4.1 billion

Dutch brewer Heineken said Friday it has reached a deal to buy the Asian brewing group that makes Tiger beer for $4.1 billion, as it seeks to bolster its presence in the fast-growing region.

Heineken to buy maker of Tiger beer for $4.1 billion
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Kazakhs are better beer drinkers than Kyrgyzs

Kazakhstan residents drink 4 times more beer than Kyrgyzs. Kyrgyzstan residents drank 49.8 million liters of beer in 2010, which is 47 percent of the total volume of alcohol consumption.

Kazakhs are better beer drinkers than Kyrgyzs

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