| Aug 4, 2014
| 9:11 PM
The wine makers behind an award-winning Slate Belt vineyard are looking to open a craft distillery in south Bethlehem, among the first proposed for the Lehigh Valley.
The owners of Franklin Hill Vineyards are seeking a limited-distillery license,...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 7:55 AM
Virginia has become a magnet for the craft beer industry, according to the Virginia Tourism Corporation.
The state now has 82 breweries with more opening every year, says the state agency, which has designated August as Virginia Craft Beer Month. A...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 6:46 PM
When Lagunitas Brewing Co. fills its beer bottles, Northern California's Russian River provides the main ingredient.
Lagunitas has become one of the fastest-growing stars of California's booming craft beer scene. But the Russian River is shrinking after...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Metro Chicago lags behind many counterparts nationwide in the recovery of its manufacturing sector as well as the exports it fuels, a serious deficit as the city reaches for a bigger share of global economic activity.
While the 14-county tri-state...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 10:52 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- State lawmakers are backing off some controversial provisions of a beer bill likened to a mob-like shakedown of Florida's exploding craft brew industry.
The bill, SB 1714 sponsored by Sen. Kelli Stargel, R-Lakeland, has been pushed by...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 6:38 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- The beer fight over control of the growing craft brew industry has reached a compromise that could allow craft brewers to sell 20 percent of their brew in bottles or cans from their breweries.
The Senate sponsor of a bill beer announced...
| Apr 5, 2014
| 6:05 AM
TALLAHASSEE – For his Blondes, Reds, or Brown Ales to make it to a pub near you, John Cheek has to pay a middle man to tap into Florida’s growing thirst for craft beer.
The founder of Orlando Brewing Co. pays a distributor to pick up his...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 7:49 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- Good times or bad, the Florida Legislature has historically made a habit of slow-rolling its most cantankerous issues.
Although passing a budget is all they're constitutionally required to accomplish by May 2 -- and they had a $1.3...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 1:49 PM
A bill that craft-beer breweries view as an affront to their growing industry gained final approval in the Florida Senate Tuesday.
The brewers like the part of the bill that would allow them to fill 64-ounce “growler” jugs of beer for...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 3:35 PM
TALLAHASSEE -- House Speaker Will Weatherford said Tuesday that a beer-growler bill would be heavy lift in his chamber, likely signaling the end of the road for the embattled beer bill.
Because it didn't clear it's committees, House rules require a two-...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 1:13 PM
Five German brewing companies were fined millions by German authorities for colluding to fix prices between 2006 and 2008.
The companies -- Bitburger, Krombacher, Veltins, Warsteiner and Barre -- have been ordered to pay a combined 106.5 million euros...