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  • Beer money: $20M settlement in lawsuit over Beck's packaging

    October 20, 2015 3:51 PM

    MIAMI - A $20 million lawsuit settlement has been approved that would give cash to drinkers of U.S.-brewed Beck's beer over misleading packaging emphasizing its German origins. A Miami federal judge approved the national settlement Tuesday. It could mean up to $50 for each household with proof of Beck's purchases... more »
  • Seminary puts pope-inspired beer on tap for Francis' stay

    September 24, 2015 4:35 PM

    PHILADELPHIA - A beer inspired by Pope Francis' visit to Philadelphia this weekend is now on tap at the seminary where he's staying. Philadelphia Brewing Company says it's delivered a half-keg of its playfully named Holy Wooder to St. Charles Borromeo Seminary. Brewery owner Bill Barton says they... more »
  • Beer keg recall

    September 15, 2015 9:00 PM

    STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN- Carlsberg brewery recalled more than 4,600 kegs of Staropramen beer in Sweden after two cases where kegs were filled with cleaning solution and two people were hurt. Carlsberg Sweden called it "extremely serious because the content is corrosive." A Carlsberg employee and a restaurateur got blisters on... more »
  • New Jersey brewer releasing Pope Francis-inspired beer

    August 14, 2015 8:36 AM

    CAPE MAY, N.J.- A New Jersey brewery is releasing a limited edition beer to commemorate Pope Francis' visit to Philadelphia next month. Cape May Brewing Co. co-owner Ryan Krill says his company is brewing 500 gallons of YOPO, or "You Only Pope Once." The pope-inspired beer is a hoppy pale... more »
  • LA Homebrew beer brewing class check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 23, 2015 10:38 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Beer brewing is an American tradition dating back to the 1800s. Now, most people just head to the grocery store when they’re in the mood for a brew, but in Baton Rouge almost 200 people are registered home brewers. There are 15 breweries throughout the state. LA... more »
  • Machete-wielding man stabs store clerk over case of beer

    July 17, 2015 1:26 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A convenience store clerk was slashed with a machete by a man who tried to buy beer early Thursday, according to New Orleans Police. 48-year-old Willie Carruth was arrested a short time later, machete still in on his person and was taken into custody after what... more »
  • Baseball, bets, and brewing to collide at Super Regional

    June 3, 2015 4:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Two lawmakers and some Louisiana brew will be just one of the things on the line during this weekend's Super Regional between LSU and UL-Lafayette. Rep. Garrett Graves from Baton Rouge and Rep. Charles Boustany from Lafayette agreed on Twitter to a friendly wager over the... more »
  • College-brewed beer

    April 24, 2015 5:23 AM

    POMONA CA.- Studying for a bachelor's in beer? Or perhaps a master's in malt? Those degrees aren't out there yet but more college students are learning to brew craft beer as part of their studies these days. At California State Polytechnic University in Pomona, students are not just making beer... more »
  • Spring Break Busted: LSU students accused of hauling alcohol to Gulf Shores

    April 7, 2015 11:56 AM

    GULF SHORES, AL - Sheriff's deputies in Mobile County interrupted someone's Spring Break plans after investigators said they busted four LSU students under the age of 21 with more than a hundred cases of beer and liquor. Lori Myles with the Mobile County Sheriff's Office said the four teens... more »
  • Unlucky on St. Patrick's day

    March 18, 2015 7:50 PM

    SOUTH BEND, INDIANA- A runaway beer keg caught the attention of police and a teen's luck ran out on St. Patrick's Day. The keg fell out of the pick-up bed driven by 18-year-old Scott Benge when the tailgate gave way. Police retrieved it from the road and cited Benge for... more »
  • Drunk driving mom

    March 13, 2015 7:54 PM

    OCALA, FLORIDA- Police arrested a pregnant mom for drunk driving who had two 18-month-olds in the SUV with her when she rear-ended another car. Angel Nicole Oliver recorded a blood-alcohol level about three-times the legal limit. Police say she is six-months pregnant and her two kids with her were... more »
  • Couple accused of pouring beer down 1-year-old boy's throat

    February 26, 2015 12:02 PM

    SLIDELL - Police said a couple is behind bars after they were accused of holding down a 1-year-old boy and pouring beer down his throat on multiple occasions. 24-year-old Brett Flower and 23-year-old Krysten Verdin of Slidell were booked into the St. Tammany Parish Jail on cruelty to juvenile... more »
  • Connecticut brewery apologizes for using Gandhi on beer can

    January 5, 2015 10:08 AM

    HARTFORD, CT - A Connecticut brewery is apologizing to Indians offended that the company is using Mohandas Gandhi's name and likeness on one of its beers. New England Brewing Co. in Woodbridge apologized over the weekend on its Facebook page for the India pale ale it calls Gandhi-Bot. "Our intent... more »
  • Downtown bars prepping for big LSU weekend check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 23, 2014 4:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Downtown Baton Rouge bar owners expect both LSU and Ole Miss fans to flood the city this weekend. The third ranked Ole Miss Rebels come into town to face LSU on national television. Tickets online are going for anywhere between $187-500 on StubHub . Andrew... more »
  • Shreveport officer admits buying teen son beer

    October 22, 2014 3:22 AM

    SHREVEPORT - A 21-year veteran of the Shreveport Police Department, placed on administrative leave this month, has pleaded guilty to contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile. Sgt. Jason Brook faces up to six months in jail when sentenced next month by Judge David N. Matlock. Brook admitted buying his... more »
  • More schools are mixing beer, football at college stadiums

    August 22, 2014 2:01 PM

    Walk through the tailgate area at a college football stadium, and beer drinking is as common a sight as fans adorned in jerseys of their favorite players. A growing number of schools are bringing the party inside, opening taps in concourses that traditionally have been alcohol-free zones. North Texas, SMU... more »
  • Tickets still available for Zapp's Beerfest check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 28, 2014 7:57 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Zapp's Beerfest is this Saturday, March 29th in Baton Rouge. David Floyd stopped by 2une In Friday to talk about the event. He says there are still tickets, but you have to be 21 or older to come. Beerfest lasts from 3:30-6:30 p.m. at the... more »
  • Talks brew over alcohol sales at Tiger Stadium

    March 6, 2014 8:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU fans say they welcome the idea of being able to enjoy a cold brew in Tiger Stadium. The SEC is prepared to review the alcohol policy for any neutral site game or home game played off campus, according to a report. LSU athletic director... more »
  • New brews on hold during goverment shutdown check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 11, 2013 9:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The budget showdown is brewing more problems, and it's put many craft beers on hold. "It was never anything that we really saw coming," Tin Roof Brewery Owner William Mcghee said. His business was caught off guard when a the release a Christmas ale was... more »
  • NOLA Brewing sued over MechaHopzilla beer

    September 10, 2013 11:30 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Japanese company that produced the classic series of "Godzilla" movies has sued a New Orleans brewery, claiming the MechaHopzilla beer brand infringes on its copyrights and trademarks. The lawsuit was filed Friday in U.S. District Court in New Orleans by Toho Co. Ltd. It includes photographs... more »
  • 14 charged in case of bizarre jail video

    May 10, 2013 2:00 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Indictments were filed Friday against 14 inmates in connection with videos showing prisoners brazenly using drugs, drinking beer and flashing a loaded gun in the New Orleans jail. The videos, made in June and July 2009, came to light in April during a federal court hearing on... more »
  • No duck dynasty here

    April 11, 2013 7:31 PM

    HONOLULU- A man heading to a court hearing in Honolulu had his pet duck and a bottle of beer in his bag when he went through security at the Honolulu Circuit Court. Michael Hubbard reluctantly told security about the duck in his bag when x-ray screener noticed something moving inside.... more »
  • Inmates did drugs, drank beer in Orleans Parish prison

    April 2, 2013 11:38 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Video showing inmates at the New Orleans jail apparently snorting drugs, drinking beer and in possession of at least one large handgun was shown Tuesday during a hearing in U.S. District Court. The recordings, believed made by inmates, were aired during the second day of hearings on... more »
  • A yacht, pizza and beer

    March 5, 2013 7:40 PM

    PACIFICA, California- An 82 foot luxury yacht was removed from a beach after three people stole it, stocked it with pizza and beer and then ran it aground. Police arrested the accused thieves and they're in the county jail. The yacht "Darlin" was recognized by the owner after it shown... more »
  • Chip and dip attack

    March 1, 2013 8:10 PM

    LINDSAY, Ontario- A couple in Canada face domestic assault charges for attacking each other with chips and dip in an argument over their last beer. The unnamed man and woman were covered in chips and dip when police got to their house. It was the 15th previously documented domestic dispute... more »
  • Police: Pa. man stopped for beer after breakout

    January 30, 2013 10:15 AM

    BURGETTSTOWN, Pa. - Police say a western Pennsylvania man stopped at a bar and had a beer minutes after he broke out of a police station holding cell after his arrest on an assault charge. The Washington County public defender's office on Wednesday declined to comment on the charges filed... more »
  • Squatter warmed up in crawlspace of Wash home

    January 8, 2013 12:37 PM

    YELM, Wash. - A heating repairman had good news and bad news for Washington state homeowner Velma Kellen. The good news was he had fixed her heating ducts after she reported her furnace was failing to heat the house. The bad news: Someone was living in a crawlspace under the... more »
  • Oregon beer lover makes brew for dogs: Dawg Grog

    January 7, 2013 12:33 PM

    BEND, Ore. - An Oregon man who loves beer and loves his dog has concocted some hooch for the pooch. Daniel Keeton works at Bend's Boneyard Brewery tasting room and calls his canine creation Dawg Grog. KTVZ reports there's no alcohol in the doggie brew. Ingredients include vegetable broth and... more »
  • Police: 911 caller seeking ride for beer arrested

    August 7, 2012 12:21 PM

    COLUMBIA, Tenn. - When you're out of beer and need a ride to get some, who you gonna' call? Not 911. The Columbia Daily Herald reported city police arrested a 67-year-old man after he allegedly called emergency dispatchers at least nine times Saturday. Most of the calls were hang-ups, but... more »
  • Ride for beer prompts arrest

    August 6, 2012 7:37 PM

    A man who called 911 at least nine times was busted for one call asking if the call center could send him a ride to pick up beer. Most of the calls were hang ups but were traced to 67-year-old Allen Brooks of Columbia, Tennessee. When an office went to... more »
  • Phoenix mom accused of putting beer in sippy cup

    July 6, 2012 12:26 PM

    PHOENIX - A Phoenix mother has been arrested after authorities say she put beer in her 2-year-old son's sippy cup. Phoenix police were called to a pizza restaurant Tuesday night after witnesses say they saw 36-year-old Valerie Marie Topete pour beer from a pitcher into her son's cup and then... more »
  • Power Beer

    June 29, 2012 7:28 PM

    Stronger beer will be rushed into stores from brewers and distributors for Sunday after midnight when its legal to sell higher alcohol content product. Its due to a new law that allows alcohol by 10 percent volume. That's up from the previous limit of 5 percent. Brewers, including Louisiana's Abita... more »
  • Brat summit angers temperance union

    June 12, 2012 8:17 PM

    Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker's plan to have a beer and brat (braht) summit to mend fences has upset the group that lobbied successfully for Prohibition decades ago. Women's Christian Temperance Union president Rita Wert says serving beer sets a bad example. Walker called for the summit after he survived a... more »
  • Police say roving cows drank Mass. backyard brews

    May 25, 2012 11:17 AM

    BOXFORD, Mass. - Police say a roving group of cows crashed a small gathering in a Massachusetts town and bullied the guests for their beer. Boxford police Lt. James Riter says he was responding to a call for loose cows on Sunday and spotted them in a front yard. Riter... more »
  • Abita Brewing to serve beer made with oysters

    October 27, 2011 1:08 PM

    ABITA SPRINGS - Following their tradition of featuring Louisiana home-grown ingredients such as strawberries, pecans, and satsumas, Abita Brewing Company announced their newest unique flavor Tuesday that may cause a clam-or at a bar or restaurant near you. Louisiana Imperial Oyster Stout is the newest "Abita Select" beer according... more »
  • Abita to offer three of its brews in cans

    July 26, 2011 6:31 AM

    ABITA SPRINGS- The Abita Brewing Co. plans to offer three of its flagship brews in cans: Amber, Purple Haze and Jockamo I.P.A. The canning will be at the brewery in Abita Springs. In a news release, the company says the new Abita cans will be coated with a special water-based... more »
  • LSU to brew and sell its own beer

    July 20, 2011 12:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU plans to sell its own brand of beer, with release planned during the fall football season. A spokesman for the university, Ernie Ballard, says local Baton Rouge-based Tin Roof Brewing Co. is partnering with LSU to produce the beer, which will be distributed by Mockler... more »
  • Drunk in Church

    July 18, 2011 7:18 PM

    A man who was drunk picked the wrong church to attend in Cookeville, Tennessee. As services ended last Wednesday evening, Gregory Wade showed up the Jefferson Avenue Church of Christ smelling of alcohol, unsteady on his feet and with a bottle of beer in his backpack. As he came in,... more »
  • Bar in Prison

    May 25, 2011 7:34 PM

    Prison bars have new meaning in Mexico. There literally was a bar in a prison serving beer, tequila and vodka to prisoners. The Chihuahua state's prosecutor says the deputy director of the prison where the bar was discovered was fired and guards are under investigation. The bar was discovered Monday... more »
  • Beer in Court

    March 22, 2011 7:49 PM

    Its bad enough to be late for court but when you show up with an open beer can in your hand for a drunk driving case, you're toast. Keith Gruber of Swan Lake, New York did just that. He was caught when he tried to get the can of beer... more »
  • Have You been Drinking?

    March 3, 2011 7:27 PM

    A man stopped by police for speeding in Elyria, Ohio was asked if he'd been drinking and he took a gulp from an open beer can and replied, "Yes." Stephen Supers then failed a series of field sobriety tests and was hauled off to jail. He faces a list of... more »
  • Beer from Super Bowl states heads up Obama's party

    February 6, 2011 2:54 PM

    WASHINGTON- You could call it the White House Beer Summit, Part II. President Barack Obama is turning again to fermented alcoholic beverages to find common ground between antagonists, this time fans of the Green Bay Packers and the Pittsburgh Steelers. For his Super Bowl party Sunday evening, Obama... more »

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