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  • Boosting the craft beer biz, a beer geek at a time Saturday, 10 Aug 2013 | 3:00 PM ET
    Drew Curtis, Will Wheaton, and Greg Koch

    "Homebrewing has always been a fundamental element of the craft brewing culture," Stone Brewing's Greg Koch said, reflecting on how the beer geek culture helps feed the industry.

  • Business of Belvedere     Friday, 9 Aug 2013 | 11:51 AM ET

    Belvedere is the official vodka of the PGA Tournament. Charles Gibb, president of Belvedere, provides insight into advertising and sponsorship.

  • Hail to the beef: Americana on the rise in London Sunday, 4 Aug 2013 | 9:28 PM ET
    A freshly prepared cheeseburger sits on a kitchen counter at the first U.K. outlet of U.S. burger restaurant chain Five Guys in London, U.K.

    The introduction of Five Guys and Shake Shack in London last month is part of a growing trend of American culture seeping into British food and drink.

  • Younger drinkers tire of the taste of light beer Saturday, 3 Aug 2013 | 3:00 PM ET

    Bad spring weather and a sluggish economy were cited by brewers for the recent poor sales of some of their light beer brands. But a couple of new surveys suggest consumers may just be growing tired of the taste of light beer and moving on.

  • Diageo reports strong full-year results     Wednesday, 31 Jul 2013 | 6:20 AM ET

    Ivan Menezes, Diageo CEO, explains why "North America is a real engine of growth" for premium brand spirits, and reveals his company's strategy to increase global shelf space.

  • Brewery toasts 125 years with a gift for drinkers Monday, 29 Jul 2013 | 12:22 PM ET

    The maker of Saranac is celebrating its anniversary by adding a 13th beer to 12-packs. The family-owned brewery has a unique perspective on the craft boom.

  • Tom Gearing, former Apprentice runner-up and co-director of Cult Wines, tells CNBC that threats by China to impose tariffs on European wine exports has not affected the industry.

  • Tom Gearing, former Apprentice runner-up and co-director of Cult Wines, tells CNBC that threats by China to impose tariffs on European wine exports has not effected the industry.

  • Heineken: This round (trip ticket) is on us Saturday, 20 Jul 2013 | 1:48 PM ET

    Heineken challenges air travelers to drop their planned itineraries and play "Departure Roulette:" the chance to jet off to an exotic location for free.

  • Cook hot dogs, add champagne, and make money Friday, 19 Jul 2013 | 1:02 AM ET
    A hot dog from Bubbledogs, which serves gourmet hot dogs with fine champagne

    As London becomes more accustomed to American quality fast-food, the Brits can't help but add a bit of class: champagne goes really well with hot dogs.

  • Tobacco flavored vodka?     Thursday, 18 Jul 2013 | 2:57 PM ET

    Tony Elward, International Spirit, explains his crazy concoction.

  • Amid boom, craft beer brewers feel growing pains Wednesday, 17 Jul 2013 | 10:14 AM ET

    U.S. craft brewers are frustrated after many were shut out of a key beer festival, as sector growth exceeds infrastructure. Signs of a frothy market?

  • Coors kick-starts entrepreneur's cold invention Saturday, 13 Jul 2013 | 3:00 PM ET

    Coors Light kick-starts a new way to keep your beer cold, donating $10,000 to an entrepreneurs Kickstarter project to help get it off the ground.

  • The best bourbon you'll ever taste     Friday, 12 Jul 2013 | 5:30 PM ET

    One bourbon is so hot it has appreciated more than 3,000 percent in the last year. Flavien Desoblin, Brandy Library owner, offers insight.

  • San Francisco's battle over bacon eatery Friday, 12 Jul 2013 | 1:41 PM ET

    A restaurant with a menu built around bacon has been temporarily shut down due to complaints from neighbors about the aroma, but its supporters are fighting back.

  • Wine-Infused Popcorn     Friday, 5 Jul 2013 | 2:58 PM ET

    New York popcorn shop "Populence" founder Maggie Paulus, created wine infused popcorn. The popcorn is available in New York City's West Village location.

  • It's Taedonggang Time!: North Korea's Best Beer Wednesday, 3 Jul 2013 | 11:05 AM ET

    Forget soju. Pyongyang is home to a North Korean government-made, full-bodied lager, described as one of Koreas' finest. South Korean microbrewers meantime are poised for growth.

  • Sam Adams Takes Off Thanks to 'Sam Can,' JetBlue Tuesday, 2 Jul 2013 | 10:39 AM ET
    Samuel Adams Boston Lager in a can.

    Sam Adams will be back in the skies as Jet Blue agrees to serve the craft beer thanks to its new Sam Can, which is creating opportunities for sales in the places the brewery was once shut out.

  • Kegger! Largest US Brewery Goes Landfill Free Sunday, 30 Jun 2013 | 2:00 PM ET

    Call it plenty of beer with no waste. MillerCoors said its Golden, Colo., brewery, the largest U.S. brewery, is landfill free.

  • Brown-Forman's Big Bet on Bourbon     Friday, 28 Jun 2013 | 8:26 AM ET

    The spirits maker is planning a $36 million expansion of its Woodford Reserve distillery in Kentucky, reports CNBC's Becky Quick.