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  • Drought on tap     Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 8:46 AM ET

    CNBC's Jane Wells takes a look at how the drought in California is impacting the beer business.

  • *Company cites poor summer weather in China. LONDON, Oct 14- Poor summer weather in China hit SABMiller's lager sales in the second quarter, though higher prices and a jump in soft drink sales helped boost revenues at the world's second biggest beer maker. Soft drinks account for 20 percent of SABMiller's sales volumes, but are far less profitable than beer.

  • CORRECTION: Dogfish Head CEO story Monday, 13 Oct 2014 | 11:44 AM ET

    MILTON, Del.— In a story Oct. 9 about Dogfish Head Craft Brewery naming a chief executive officer, The Associated Press, relying on a member story, reported erroneously that founder Sam Calagione had stepped down as CEO of the brewery. MILTON, Del.— Delaware's Dogfish Head Craft Brewery has named a chief executive officer for the first time. Nick Benz was promoted to CEO...

  • Eddy Hargreaves, analyst at Canaccord Genuity, says that if AB InBev bought SABMiller, the company would own 35 percent of the global beer market "forever".

  • AB InBev not in talks with SABMiller: Report     Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 9:00 AM ET

    CNBC's David Faber says reports that Anheuser-Busch InBev is putting together financing to purchase SABMiller are not true. Faber says today SAB shares are up sharply, but there are not any talks taking place between the two companies.

  • *Company rejects advances of bigger rival SABMiller. Begun in 1864 by Gerard Adriaan Heineken with the purchase of a brewery in Amsterdam, the company now has more than 165 plants in over 70 countries and is the world's third-largest beer maker- yet his great-granddaughter Charlene de Carvalho-Heineken is still wedded to the firm.

  • Bottoms up! The pumpkin craze hits the bar scene Friday, 12 Sep 2014 | 2:44 PM ET

    Craft distillers are taking advantage of Americans' obsession with pumpkin spice everything—with results that could rival the pumpkin spice latte.

  • AMSTERDAM/ BRUSSELS, Sept 1- Dutch brewer Heineken has agreed to sell its Mexican packaging business Empaque to Crown for $1.23 billion including debt, shedding a non-core business it acquired when entering the Mexican market in 2010..

  • A sweet shortcut to tastier cocktails at home Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 12:57 PM ET
    A collection of cocktail syrups for your next cocktail party.

    Cocktail mixers are going high end. When to buy, and how to make the most of syrups and shrubs at home.

  • 6 bar-worthy homemade cocktails using craft syrup Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 12:57 PM ET

    New small-batch syrups and mixers make it easier for consumers to craft cocktails at home.

  • Texas-size beer!     Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 8:25 AM ET

    Austin Beerworks is rolling out a seven-foot-long box of brews containing 99 beers filled with the company's "Peacemaker" blonde ale, reports "Squawk Box's" Joe Kernen.

  • Brooklyn nerds make an energy-efficient vodka Friday, 8 Aug 2014 | 9:04 AM ET

    Can energy-efficient distilling produce a better vodka? One Brooklyn distillery is giving it a try.

  • 10 cocktails to impress friends, win over your boss Saturday, 2 Aug 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    Mixologists opened nearly 11,000 bottles at this year's Tales of the Cocktail convention. What you'll want to drink this year.

  • For Patrón, an old tequila process is new again Friday, 1 Aug 2014 | 9:12 AM ET

    The new Roca Patrón uses an old-school production method that calls for a 2-ton volcanic rock.

  • Old Bay beer brews up Chesapeake pride Saturday, 26 Jul 2014 | 3:00 PM ET

    A 75-year-old seasoning is spicing up the Maryland beer business. Flying Dog Brewery licensing deal to create a beer made with Old Bay seasoning has been wildly popular.

  • What'll you have? US drinkers say beer Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 10:56 AM ET

    A Gallup poll finds that among Americans who drink alcohol, 41 percent of drinkers say they typically drink beer; 31 percent wine and 23 percent liquor.

  • Drink up! Barrel-aged vodka a happy accident Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 11:43 AM ET
    OYO’s barrel-rested vodka is a successful accident.

    Barrel-Finished Honey Vanilla Bean Vodka is selling for $36 online. Middle West Spirits' new flavored vodka ties natural infusions and barrel aging.

  • Chicago is Lagunitas Brewing’s kind of town Sunday, 20 Jul 2014 | 3:00 PM ET

    Lagunitas Brewing cut the ribbon on a 300,000-square-foot brew house and tap room in Chicago's Douglas Park neighborhood.

  • Stone Brewing to open brewery in Berlin Saturday, 19 Jul 2014 | 1:00 PM ET

    Stone Brewing Co. has closed on a deal to open a brewery and bistro in Berlin, becoming the first American craft brewer to independently own and operate a brewery in Europe.

  • Creating a knockout summer party punch Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 9:17 AM ET
    G.M. Gurton’s Communal Punch, served at The Dead Rabbit  in New York City.

    Punch (yes really) is making a comeback on bar menus. Here's how to make the real deal at home.