In this file photo, an employee takes a sample from a storage cylinder of Turkey's popular alcoholic drink rakı at the Infotex Alkollu Icecekler plant in the town of Dinar, Turkey, Nov. 30, 2017.

Pandemic’s deadly side effect: Global rise in bootleg alcohol poisonings

Health & Medicine

With a tanking economy and public health woes, Turkey sees a major uptick in the ingestion of methyl alcohol, which can cause severe injury or death.

A man poses behind taps at the bar

UK lockdown could see beer flowing down the drain

Close up of a grain.

Maine is scaling up its local grain economy

Two men brewing with bread

This British company is turning food waste into beer


Ten Ways to Cope with Your Game of Thrones Withdrawal

Arts, Culture & Media
The New Belgium Brewing Company is the 4th largest craft brewer in the US. Their beers are in demand across the globe, but the company is hesitant to expand exports too quickly.

Europeans are embracing American craft beer. So, why are exports trailing off?


In recent years, more and more overseas beer drinkers were trying out the bold, often hoppy experiments coming from America’s craft brewers. Exports of US craft beers boomed. But now, exports are cooling off. We visit the New Belgium Brewing Company in Fort Collins, Colorado, the nation’s fourth-largest craft brewer, to learn about the challenges becoming a global player.

Washington's Yakima Valley produces a quarter of the world's hops, but warming temperutres in the region have growers and brewers concerned about the future of the vital crop.

The climate for making beer is changing, so brewers and hops growers are, too


You can’t make beer without hops, but climate change is threatening the future of the crop in a place that grows a quarter of all the world’s supply — Washington state. That’s got growers and brewers there and around the world scrambling to make changes to improve the resilience and sustainability of their industry.

The Wari mountaintop city of Cerro Baúl was the site of the oldest large-scale brewery discovered in the Andes.

Want a taste of an ancient Peruvian civilization? Try this 600 AD beer recipe


An archaeological dig has unearthed a surprising find: An ancient recipe for a peppery Peruvian fermented drink.

The Budweiser Clydesdales appear on the field before the St. Louis Cardinals met the Texas Rangers in Game 2 of MLB's World Series baseball championship in St. Louis, Missouri, October 20, 2011.

Budweiser and Miller Lite may merge to become the biggest suds dealer on the planet


Anheuser-Busch InBev wants to buy SABMiller and rule the beer world as one of the biggest companies on earth. But it would be bad news for nano-breweries around the US.

A man wears a sombrero as he listens to Latin music in celebration of Cinco de Mayo in Atlanta, Georgia.

Why Americans celebrate the Mexican holiday that Mexico doesn’t care about


When May 5 rolls around, many Mexican restaurants use the occasion to offer margarita and enchilada specials. In fact, for many Americans, Cinco de Mayo is just one big fiesta — without any idea how it started.