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Munich's other beer festivalupdated: Tue Mar 20 2012 13:09:00

The scene is a familiar one: women and men decked out in traditional dirndls and lederhosen while they swig steins of beer to the toe-tapping tune of oompah bands.

Innovation vital for Heinekenupdated: Fri Oct 21 2011 07:14:00

CNN's Juliet Mann talks to the Head of Western Europe for Heineken, Didier Debrosse.

Heineken adapts to Europe's new habitsupdated: Fri Oct 21 2011 07:14:00

As European consumers shift their drinking habits away from bars and into their homes, industry giants such as Heineken are looking at ways to adapt.

Enjoy Munich in the sun and the snowupdated: Wed Sep 21 2011 09:47:00

Not every travel adventure involves tracking wild animals or hanging off a mountain. Some feats of endurance come in the form of festivals, and Munich's Oktoberfest is no exception. This annual beer-soaked event is under way now, but a visit to the charming Bavarian town of Munich is a treat year-round.

CNNMoney: Alcohol sales thrive in hard timesupdated: Thu Jun 09 2011 07:26:00

Alcohol sales climbed with little interruption throughout the recent recession, and have continued to expand in recent months.

CNNMoney: Congress unites over BEER billupdated: Fri Mar 11 2011 22:22:00

Lawmakers can't agree on anything except ... beer. Steve Rushin: Accepting my male beer buffooneryupdated: Wed Jan 19 2011 09:48:00

I like beer. I like a cold beer on a hot day and a warm beer on a cold day and have learned to like -- smuggling head-covered cans onto golf courses -- a warm beer on a warm day. As a Minnesotan, I can also enjoy a very cold beer on a very cold day, an activity called ice fishing.

New York's hopping beer sceneupdated: Tue Oct 05 2010 10:50:00

Where better to while away the afternoon than a communal table at one of these beer halls and gardens, from an old-time Bohemian favorite to a newcomer with all Asian brews.

Raise your glasses! Five fall beer festsupdated: Thu Sep 30 2010 11:45:00

The chill of fall is in the air, pour some beer in your glass. Germany's Oktoberfest isn't the only outlet for beer lovers this season. Check out these five beer festivals across the United States.

CNNMoney: Frothy sales for craft beersupdated: Thu Mar 11 2010 04:47:00

Turns out booze isn't recession-proof.

Fortune: Let's hear it for hipster beerupdated: Tue Dec 15 2009 14:04:00

At Lutz Tavern in Portland, Ore., the beer-drinking crowd goes through about 20 to 25 cases of Pabst Blue Ribbon beer on a Friday night. "It's our No. 1 seller, no questions asked, hands down," says Lilias Barisich, whose family has owned the bar since 1954.

Learning to drink like a local in Qingdaoupdated: Sat Oct 24 2009 11:40:00

Another round of toasts and exclamations of "hajiu" sounded out around me. I took a sip and set down my small glass of Tsingtao beer as my new friends downed theirs and refilled. Our seafood dinner, perched on the single cluttered table of a tiny antique shop, was punctuated regularly by such moments.

Learning to drink like a local in Qingdao, Chinaupdated: Fri Oct 16 2009 10:32:00

Another round of toasts and exclamations of "hajiu" sounded out around me. I took a sip and set down my small glass of Tsingtao beer as my new friends downed theirs and refilled. Our seafood dinner, perched on the single cluttered table of a tiny antique shop, was punctuated regularly by such moments.

Raise a glass to 'beer country'updated: Thu Aug 27 2009 09:36:00

When it comes to taking spirited vacations, wandering a vineyard falls flat in the face of handcrafted brew. With more than 1,500 breweries across the United States, beer is not just a drink -- it's a destination.

FSB: Strange brew: Beer and office democracyupdated: Tue Jun 09 2009 11:06:00

New Belgium Brewing Co. likes to do things differently.

What's brewing in St. Louisupdated: Mon Jan 12 2009 11:42:00

The St. Louis beer scene has evolved from its Budweiser roots and now centers on atmospheric pubs that brew their own beer for patrons and, sometimes, local retailers.

Copenhagen: Where to be seenupdated: Thu Jan 08 2009 06:55:00

Like the Danes themselves, Copenhagen's nightlife is generally relaxed, although not without its surprises.

Seattle: Where to be seenupdated: Thu Jan 08 2009 06:34:00

Whether you're into exclusive bars, dingy dives or the dubious pleasures of a sweaty moshpit, Seattle has plenty to keep you entertained.

Belgium paradise for beer loversupdated: Fri Aug 22 2008 12:08:00

The other night I found my way home, a little tipsy after an evening in the Belgian town of Bruges. I'd been at my favorite bar in town, the 't Brugs Beertje, where not only did I get schooled in the many varieties of local beer, but also learned a few things about modern-day Belgian life.

Fortune: Meet the new King of Beersupdated: Fri Aug 08 2008 13:58:00

The pending acquisition of Anheuser-Busch has left some Americans crying in their beer over the loss of iconic brands like Budweiser to Belgian-based InBev. But the $52 billion acquisition is in keeping with this quarter's surge of international companies buying U.S. players. In the second quarter, acquisitions of American-owned companies by foreign businesses tallied $130.2 billion, making it the highest total for any second quarter recorded and 29 percent higher than the 2007 period, according to research firm Dealogic. Beers With More Alcohol Catch Onupdated: Sat Jul 26 2008 14:00:00

High-alcohol brews, known in the trade as big or extreme beers, are among many craft beers that are grabbing a growing market share in the United States Bud Brewer Braced for Changeupdated: Tue Jul 15 2008 08:00:00

Ruthless cost-cutting is what made Belgium-based InBev the world's biggest brewer

Foreign-owned Bud a wound to Americanaupdated: Mon Jul 14 2008 16:03:00

Philip McClary was grilling out at his home in suburban St. Louis, Missouri, on Sunday night when he heard hometown brewer Anheuser-Busch would be bought by the Belgian company InBev.

New Beer's Eve: Happy days were here againupdated: Mon Apr 07 2008 09:06:00

At the stroke of midnight, American beer drinkers were no longer breaking the law when they broke open a beer.

The Boston Beer Companyupdated: Fri Nov 30 2007 12:44:00

The recipe for the Boston Beer Company's Samuel Adams Boston Lager brand was stored in James Koch's attic since the 1800s by his great-great grandfather.

With fall nearing, beer lovers celebrate brewingupdated: Thu Sep 20 2007 14:44:00

Sometimes, a hobby can take on a life of its own. That's what happened to Sam Calagione of Lewes, Delaware. He began brewing beer at home in 1993. Two years later, that avocation blossomed into a full-fledged business: Dogfish Head Craft Brewery.

FSB: Georgia breweries dry upupdated: Fri Sep 07 2007 06:45:00

Colorado boasts 44 independent breweries.

Famed 'beer hunter' dies updated: Fri Aug 31 2007 03:08:00

Michael Jackson, a leading world beer critic who praised the brews of Belgium and acknowledged he would never be as famous as "that Michael Jackson," has died. He was 65.

Bears eat man at beer festival updated: Mon Aug 20 2007 05:30:00

A 23-year old Serb was found dead and half-eaten in the bear cage of Belgrade Zoo at the weekend during the annual beer festival.

Fortune: SABMiller's beer baron opens upupdated: Thu May 31 2007 17:05:00

Nearly 30 years ago Graham Mackay joined the South African Breweries - now called SABMiller since its acquisition of American brewer Miller in 2002. The world's second-largest brewer (by volume) boosted revenue and operating profits by more than 20 percent last fiscal year, despite another lackluster performance by its U.S. operations.

FSB: A creepy sea hag legend sells beerupdated: Thu May 03 2007 17:34:00

Produce TV spot pairing beautiful woman with beer-swilling schmo. Have schmo ditch woman for cold beer. Presto! Instant (and yawningly typical) beer marketing campaign. "In general the beer industry doesn't get too clever," says Harry Schuhmacher, publisher of Beer Business Daily (, an online trade journal. Indeed, the U.S. beer industry has been flat, shipping 181 million barrels of brew in 2006, virtually the same as a decade ago.

FSB: Old Dogs, New Tricksupdated: Fri Apr 27 2007 16:39:00

Warren Buffett famously remarked that when brilliant management tackles an industry with terrible economics, it's usually the reputation of the industry that remains intact. His insight helps expla...

London market a shopping and dining havenupdated: Mon Feb 05 2007 09:45:00

On weekends Borough Market draws some 70 organic farmers, artisanal producers, world-class bakers and gourmet food importers from all over the world.

FSB: Golden brewsupdated: Thu Dec 14 2006 13:36:00

Every fall the nation's best beer-tasting room is at Denver's Great American Beer Festival. Here are three little guys who won gold medals.By Matthew Terranova, FSB Magazine

FSB: Small breweries, big beerupdated: Fri Dec 08 2006 09:50:00

Normally, I don't drink beer before 5 on a workday. But it's Tuesday at 3:30, and I'm making an exception. Not because the world is too much - isn't it always? - but because FSB has tasked me with ...

FSB: "Small breweries, big beer"updated: Fri Dec 01 2006 13:19:00

FSB gets a taste of why business is booming at craft breweries.By Christopher S. Stewart, FSB Magazine

Fortune: 6 best beers for this fallupdated: Wed Sep 27 2006 14:28:00

As baseball gives way to football and local Oktoberfests start springing up all over the country, autumn becomes yet another good time to break open a beer.

FSB: Selling green beer to Mormonsupdated: Tue Sep 12 2006 07:43:00

Downtown Salt Lake City is not the world's easiest place to operate a bar. Mormons dominate the population, and although some Mormons do consume alcohol, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Sa...

Six of the bestupdated: Sat Aug 05 2006 09:23:00

Six ales were selected as finalists in this year's Great British Beer festival. Here Roger Protz, editor of the Good Beer Guide and one of the chief judges, gives his appraisal of the winners.

Beer eye for the straight guyupdated: Sat Aug 05 2006 08:23:00

"It's a resiny, floral, spicy hymn to the hop," says Roger Protz, reverentially holding his glass at eye level, so that the light of a London summer evening sparkles through the liquid.

CNNMoney: Beer for lifeupdated: Mon Mar 13 2006 13:48:00

With St. Patrick's Day and March Madness soon upon us, Americans probably don't need any more reasons to toss back a few beers. But we'll give you some anyway.

A taste of Utopia: The ultimate beerupdated: Fri Feb 10 2006 13:42:00

"Probably the most intense and serious beer I have ever tried," enthuses one blogger. "Unique in every possible way," raves another. "You can smell it a mile away! This stuff is psycho!" trumpets a third.

Business 2.0: $100 Bottles of Beer on the Wallupdated: Fri Feb 03 2006 12:32:00

First there were macrobrews.

Family-run brewery serves up GM beerupdated: Fri Jul 15 2005 11:14:00

The Kenth brewery in Ystad, Sweden, is anything but a giant corporation.

CNNMoney: Top 50: Best brewers rankedupdated: Fri Jun 24 2005 11:34:00

For centuries, the beer faithful have made pilgrimages to places like London, Brussels and Munich in search of the perfect pint.

CNNMoney: Heineken serving up new sudsupdated: Fri Mar 11 2005 07:25:00

Heineken said Friday that it will introduce a new light beer, with fewer calories and carbohydrates, to compete in the highly spirited U.S. beer market.

Fortune: THE NEW KING OF BEERSupdated: Mon Oct 18 2004 00:01:00

There's a new No. 1 in the world of beer, and it's a strange brew--part Belgian, part Brazilian, with a Mississippi CEO who has little experience in the business and a leading brand named Stella, n...

New ideas brewing in beer industryupdated: Mon Oct 11 2004 05:22:00

After 30 years of hard work and trial and error, brewmaster Axel Heiliger says he has come up with a way to save the beer industry time and money.

CNNMoney: Time for Oktoberfestupdated: Wed Sep 22 2004 12:11:00

Ah, autumn, when a man's thoughts turn to drink.

CNNMoney: Beer sales go flatupdated: Mon Sep 20 2004 13:39:00

Whether it's because of low-carb diets, cool summers or a switch to cocktails and wine, the beer market is going flat.

FSB: Jim Kochupdated: Wed Sep 01 2004 00:01:00

For five generations, the men in the Koch family became brewmasters. Koch began his career as a consultant, but in 1984 he founded Boston Beer Co., maker of Samuel Adams. It's now the sixth-largest...

CNNMoney: Great American beersupdated: Wed Jun 30 2004 10:02:00

As America toasts its founding, pause to consider beer's role in the history of the Republic.

Sudsy brouhaha to court: Miller sues Bud Light updated: Fri May 28 2004 22:07:00

A brewery brouhaha has shifted from the ad room to the courtroom.

66,207,896 bottles of beer on the wallupdated: Wed Feb 25 2004 08:28:00

When Dereck Gurden pulls up at one of his customers' stores -- 7-Eleven, Buy N Save, or one of dozens of liquor marts and restaurants in the 800-square-mile territory he covers in California's Central Valley -- managers usually stop what they're doing and grab a notepad.

Army deployed in beer rescueupdated: Wed Jan 21 2004 02:22:00

Russian troops have retrieved 10 tons of beer trapped under Siberian ice, the Itar-Tass news agency has reported.

Business 2.0: 66,207,897(6) Bottles of Beer on the Wall Every time a six-pack moves off the shelf, Anheuser-Busch's top-secret nationwide dataupdated: Thu Jan 01 2004 00:01:00

When Dereck Gurden pulls up at one of his customers' stores--7-Eleven, Buy N Save, or one of dozens of liquor marts and restaurants in the 800-square-mile territory he covers in California's Centra...

FSB: Kimberly Jordan, CEO, NEW BELGIUM BREWING CO., FORT COLLINS, COLO. To create award-winning beer, start with updated: Sun Jun 01 2003 00:01:00

When engineer Jeff Lebesch and his wife, Kim Jordan, a social worker, quit their jobs in 1992 to start a brewery, they had several goals. Chief among them were to make great beer and to become lead...

FSB: What Was He Drinking? How the founder of Sam Adams spawned--then fueled--hostility.updated: Fri Nov 01 2002 00:01:00

Maybe we expect too much from our business leaders. Certainly they have plenty to worry about--an edgy economy, a woeful Wall Street, a snooping SEC--without everybody jumping down their throats wh...

Fortune: Beers to Ya! In a skunky market, Budweiser and Coors just keep chugging along.updated: Mon Sep 02 2002 00:01:00

August is a particularly good month for drinking beer, although I must say the other 11 aren't bad either. Which is why beer has always been a pretty good business. Yes, there are concerns about te...

FSB: Drafting New Owners For a Colorado Breweryupdated: Mon Jul 01 2002 00:01:00

Lizardhead Brewing Co. CORTEZ, COLO.

Fortune: Beer From a Bottle?updated: Mon May 14 2001 00:01:00

We'd never chug cabernet from a bottle, but Americans think that it's different with beer. John Travolta, leaning languidly against the bar in Urban Cowboy, captured our odd romance with longnecks....

FSB: How We Began From burgers to beer to Berthas, nine innovators tell their tales of grit, luck, and inspiration.updated: Mon May 01 2000 00:01:00

Sometimes a great notion is only that--an idea. But truly great ideas are more. Just ask anyone who has implemented one successfully. We did, and we discovered that making a real business out of an...

Fortune: Business Is Good, but Beer Is Better the other b-schoolupdated: Mon Apr 17 2000 00:01:00

We'll grant that the University of California at Davis may not be the first response that springs to mind in answer to the question "What is the best B-school in the country?" But if you're talking...

Fortune: Germany's Beer Baron Is (Gasp!) an American KEGGER AT THE AMERICAN'S PLACE!updated: Mon Mar 06 2000 00:01:00

It would be like finding out that the Mona Lisa was Dutch. Or that a Spice Girl was Russian. In one of those signs that the globalization apocalypse is truly upon us, Germany's largest beer baron i...

Money Magazine: Ale in the Family Family-run breweries--the few that remain--offer visitors a trip back in time.updated: Wed Mar 01 2000 00:01:00

Like most college students, I drank my share of beer back in the day. A lot of that beer was Utica Club, a regional brand made by the F.X. Matt Brewing Co., a small, family-run operation in Utica, ...

Fortune: The Industry Rankingsupdated: Mon Oct 11 1999 00:01:00

To complete this list of the world's most admired companies, FORTUNE consulted a select group of experts--senior executives and outside board members of companies in each of the industries included...


Imagine a betoqued, heavily accented chef presenting an haute five-course feast--and eschewing his excellent wine cellar for beer. Try very hard, because it's becoming a common image in serious res...


The betting odds stood as high as 25 to 1 against Evander Holyfield when he entered the ring last November to take on Mike Tyson. Detractors were saying the 215-pound Atlanta resident was too nice,...

Fortune: MICROBREW PARTY ON WALL STREETupdated: Mon Dec 11 1995 00:01:00

Making a buck at craft brewing has been as easy as falling off a barstool the last few years. So Wall Street is now bellying up for a couple of IPO brewers. They'd better start chugging; the party ...

Fortune: ENTREPRENEURS: YOU PAY TO BREW YOUR OWN BEERupdated: Mon Feb 06 1995 00:01:00

What's the ultimate way to ensure that your product meets the idiosyncratic tastes of today's demanding consumers? Some San Francisco entrepreneurs think they've got the answer: Let the customers m...

Money Magazine: Hot Stuff Beer delivered to your door Forget milk, now beer comes to your doorupdated: Sat Oct 01 1994 00:01:00

So-called microbreweries, each producing less than 50,000 barrels a year, are really foaming. While the overall beer market has been essentially flat for the past decade, production at micros and b...

Fortune: A WHOLE NEW BALL GAME IN BEER Marketers everywhere have lots to learn from the tumult in an industry where major old brands are updated: Mon Sep 19 1994 00:01:00

To get a taste for the crazy ways marketers must compete for today's finicky consumer, stroll through the beer section of your local retailer. You'll see Icehouse, a successful new upscale beer fro...

Fortune: BRANDS DISOWN THEIR PARENTSupdated: Mon Sep 05 1994 00:01:00

Most new-product manufacturers would kill for the instant name-brand recognition of Miller Brewing, General Motors, or Coca-Cola. But these companies are finding that their greatest asset can somet...

Fortune: THIS BUD'S FOR THEMupdated: Mon Aug 09 1993 00:01:00

Who needs politicians to create world trade agreements? North American beermakers are practically drafting a trade treaty of their own, making deals north, south, and elsewhere as globalization of ...

Fortune: FROTHY SALES FOR SMALL BEERMAKERSupdated: Mon May 31 1993 00:01:00

The beer business may be flat, but the sales of the so-called microbreweries bubbled up last year some 40%. No longer defined solely by size, a microbrewery today is a small-scale beermaker that us...

Fortune: GREAT MOMENTS IN FINANCEupdated: Mon Mar 08 1993 00:01:00

When it comes to attracting investors, regional beermaker Portland Brewing has a novel approach -- this dividend's for you. Each of the company's 600 shareholders receives a card worth a free pint ...

Fortune: JAPAN: U.S. SUDS, 'YES.' STEAKS, 'MAYBE.'updated: Mon Jun 18 1990 00:01:00

American cars and supercomputers may be a hard sell, but the Japanese are confirmed fans of U.S. beer, quaffing ten million gallons of it last year. Enter the tiny (seven-employee) Brooklyn Brewery...

Fortune: INSIDE SCOOPupdated: Mon Mar 12 1990 00:01:00

Those 60-hour weeks can really wear down a manager, even in the soothing environs of Vermont. So Fred ''Chico'' Lager, 35, is retiring as CEO of Ben & Jerry's Homemade, the $60-million-a-year compa...

Fortune: BUSCH FIGHTS TO HAVE IT ALL After a decade of calling the shots, the King of Beers is now duking it out in a costly price war wiupdated: Mon Jan 15 1990 00:01:00

IF YOU HAVE BEEN BUYING beer for the holidays, you've probably noticed that Santa was being very good to you. In Indianapolis, Miami, and Corpus Christi, Texas, you could buy cases of Miller or Coo...

Fortune: ATOP DOWN UNDER ALAN BOND b. APRIL 22, 1938updated: Mon Jan 02 1989 00:01:00

BIG, EXPANSIVE Alan Bond -- Australia's grand acquisitor -- said ''g'day'' in 1988 to anything that wasn't nailed down. First he bought Bell Group, a broad-based conglomerate in Perth, in part from...

Money Magazine: Rating the Buzzless Beers Our experts find no-alcohol brews surprisingly acceptable. Two imported entries win by a head.updated: Mon Aug 01 1988 00:01:00

The heat is equatorial, your gullet is a mini-Sahara and you'd give your right Reebok for an ice-cold beer. But you have a meeting right after lunch, and you'd rather not show up sudsy-brained. So ...

Fortune: THE NEW INDEPENDENTS Equipped with MBA degrees from the best schools, they look like just the right people to lead America's bigupdated: Mon Apr 25 1988 00:01:00

VINOD KHOSLA often leaves people speechless when he says he retired at 30 to spend more time with his wife. Emigrating from India at 21, he received an MBA from Stanford University at the age of 25...

Fortune: HOW BUSCH WINS IN A DOGGY MARKET The beer biz has lost its fizz, but August Busch barrels over the competition and sells more suupdated: Mon Jun 22 1987 00:01:00

IT'S EARLY EVENING at the sprawling Missouri farm of August A. Busch III, and his after-work ritual is just beginning. In the family room the 50-year-old chief executive of Anheuser-Busch Cos. abst...

Fortune: A SALES KICK FROM BEER WITHOUT THE BUZZ Beer consumption is flat, but sellers are finding sparkle in brew without alcohol. A marupdated: Mon Jun 23 1986 00:01:00

NONALCOHOLIC BEER, once dismissed by lovers of the real stuff as a pale potion without a punch, is coming out of its corner for another round. Brewers are introducing brands they say taste better, ...

Fortune: COORS COMES BUBBLING BACK Expanded distribution, national advertising, and a new generation of managers are helping the brewery updated: Mon Mar 17 1986 00:01:00

ADOLPH COORS CO., once considered a flashy lightweight in the beer business, has pushed its way through the crowd and is taking a seat at the bar. As recently as 1984 the Golden, Colorado, brewer w...

Fortune: A DUTCH CHALLENGE TO THE KING OF STOUT Heineken, the masterly European marketer of light lagers, has moved boldly into Guinness'updated: Mon Feb 03 1986 00:01:00

IF YOU HAVE THOUGHT about it at all, you probably thought Guinness was the last word in stout -- the opaque, dark beer with the creamy white head and the sturdy, bitter taste. But Heineken, the Net...

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