May 3, 2015

Brewers tasked with turning sewage into suds

An Oregon wastewater treatment operator has asked home brewers to make great-tasting beer from hops, barley, yeast and the key, not-so-secret ingredient: treated sewer water. The Pure Water Brew Challenge is an effort to get people talking about how a vital resource can be ...

Babylonian brew: Belgian makes beer from bread

Apr 19, 2015

Babylonian brew: Belgian makes beer from bread

A small Brussels-based brewery has embarked on a project to make beer from leftover bread, harking back to antiquity, when bread was the main ingredient, rather than barley. The idea for brewing with bread came when 31-year-old Frenchman Sebastien Morvan talked to a friend ...

Apr 10, 2015

January-March beer, quasi-beer shipments sink to record low

Beer and quasi-beer shipments from January to March dropped to the lowest level for the quarter since statistics began in 1992, major brewers’ reports showed Friday. Shipments dropped 9.1 percent from a year before to 83.855 million cases. Each case contains the equivalent of ...

Retailers cashing in on Japan's craft beer craze

Jan 21, 2015

Retailers cashing in on Japan's craft beer craze

After a short-lived boom in the 1990s, craft beer is catching on once again among thirsty Japanese consumers. Retailer Aeon Co. started stocking up to 90 craft and imported beers at 250 stores nationwide in December last year, and sales have been strong. “More ...

Jan 12, 2015

At least 56 dead in Mozambique beer poisoning

At least 56 people including a toddler in the northwest of Mozambique have died from apparent poisoning after consuming traditional beer known as “phombe,” local authorities said Sunday. Carla Mosse, director of health for the province of Tete, told Radio Mocambique that 39 people ...

Dec 21, 2014

Beer coupons worth billions of yen untapped

Some ¥67.9 billion in beer coupons have yet to be redeemed by households, a liquor industry survey has revealed. One in every four households still has unused beer coupons, with the average number coming to about 15, Zenshukyo, the umbrella organization for liquor retailers’ ...