Beer

  • From Texas, where everything is bigger, the 99-pack of beer August 27, 2014

    Austin, Texas: Beer packaging has just gotten a lot bigger in Texas, where a small brewery is launching a 99-pack of its "Peacemaker" ale. The 7-foot-long (2.13-meter-long) pack consists of three rows of 33 cans that tip the scales at 82 pounds (37 kg) and will likely have a retail price...
  • Cold beer originated 500 years ago in caves April 10, 2014

    Washington: origin of cold-adapted yeast used for millennia to make one of the most widely consumed beverage - the lager beer - has been traced to 500-year-old caves in South America. A research team has confirmed that Saccharomyces eubayanus, the wandering parent of hybrid lager yeast discovered in 2011, is indeed...
  • Canadian PM Stephen Harper bets beer case over hockey with Barack Obama. Unfortunately, the US President is yet to pay up March 10, 2014

    The United States defused a brewing, and cordial, crisis with Canada on Friday, after Prime Minister Stephen Harper joked that Barack Obama has yet to deliver the beer he promised if the US hockey teams lost to Canada in the Olympics. The White House responded the president does not welsh on...
  • Obama to deliver beer to Canada PM, after losing hockey bet March 8, 2014

    The United States defused a brewing, and cordial, crisis with Canada on Friday, after Prime Minister Stephen Harper joked that Barack Obama has yet to deliver the beer he promised if the US hockey teams lost to Canada in the Olympics. The White House responded the president does not welsh on...
  • Bored? You need to see what happens when you pour beer on a hot frying pan February 6, 2014

    Sick of the regular drinking games that people play. Try this one: put beer on a hot frying pan and be amazed. Watch this video of a person who tried this and is totally mesmerised by what happened next. ...
  • England should expect more sledging, say Aussies November 28, 2013

    Australia: The captain of a Cricket Australia Chairman's XI side which will play a two-day game against England starting Friday says the visitors can expect more on-field verbal invective. Michael Beer said Thursday "that will be the aim, to make it a little bit uncomfortable for the opposition ... I don't...
  • Australian brewery juxtaposes Ganesha's face, Lakshmi's body on beer bottle November 9, 2013

    New Delhi: Brookvale Union, an Australian brewery from New South Wales has a juxtaposed image of Hindu god Ganesha's head and Hindu goddess Lakshmi's body on its ginger beer bottles. This image has upset some Indians in Australia. "Is it just me or does anyone else find this ginger beer...
  • Michael Beer to lead Western Australia XI against England October 28, 2013

    Michael Beer will captain a second-string Western Australia Chairman's XI against England in the tourists' opening three-day match at Perth's WACA Ground starting on Thursday. The left-arm spinner may be joined in the team by allrounder Mitch Marsh, the younger brother of Test batsman Shaun, but he will have to pass...
  • Usman Khawaja in row over beer logo on uniform October 22, 2013

    Sydney: Australian batsman Usman Khawaja may follow fellow Muslim Fawad Ahmed and refuse to wear a uniform with a beer brand logo, but admits that cementing his Test place comes first. Khawaja, the first Muslim to wear the baggy green, told The Sydney Morning Herald he had considered whether it was...
  • Rajasthan Royals eye hat-trick, semis against Perth Scorchers September 29, 2013

    New Delhi: Rajasthan Royals eye a hat-trick of wins to enter the semi-finals of the Champions League Twenty20 (CLT20) when they meet Perth Scorchers in a Group A tie at Jaipur's Sawai Mansingh Stadium on Sunday. At home, Rajasthan's defence has looked impregnable with an all-win record since IPL6 earlier this...
  • Outlook for beer sales good this fiscal: Vijay Mallya September 12, 2013

    Bangalore: A good monsoon augurs well even for sale of beer this fiscal (2013-14) as a buoyant economy would increase demand for hard liquor during the next two quarters, United Breweries Ltd (UB) chairman Vijay Mallya said on Thursday. Though the southwest monsoon, which has been exceptionally good across the country, has...
  • Madhya Pradesh: Five arrested for harassing school girls April 3, 2013

    Indore: Five youths were arrested on Tuesday for allegedly throwing colours and beer at school girls travelling in a bus and harassing them, police said. Neeraj, Suraj, Shailendra, Nitesh and Lokesh, all aged around 16, were nabbed in connection with the incident which occurred on March 30, 2013, police said. The...
  • Happy hour in Asia as global booze makers eye deals January 28, 2013

    Mumbia: The biggest global alcohol companies are sizing up buyout and tie-up opportunities in China, India, South Korea and Vietnam, keen to profit from a $258 billion Asian market that is growing twice as fast as the rest of the world. Banking and industry sources name Hong Kong-listed Kingway Brewery...
  • Beer can help lower cholesterol, fight cancer, kill viruses December 29, 2012

    Washington: Despite its bad reputation, beer has a number of natural antioxidants and vitamins that can help prevent heart disease and even rebuild muscles, study claims. Researchers have found that beer has several surprising health benefits that can help lower cholesterol, fight cancer and even kill viruses. Beer, however, also has...
  • Auckland lose to Perth, both out of CLT20 October 24, 2012

    Centurion: Delhi Daredevils made it to the Champions League Twenty20 semi-final after other contender Auckland Aces were beaten by 16 runs in their last group league game by Perth Scorchers on Tuesday. The Scorchers victory means that Auckland Aces with six points were ousted as Delhi with 10 points and Nashua...
  • UB beer unit operating without clearance: Govt October 23, 2012

    Bangalore: The Karnataka government on Saturday said it has instructed the State Pollution Control Board to take action against United Breweries which was found to run its beer production unit at Nanjanagud in Mysore district without operational clearance by the Board. Ecology and Environment Minister Sogadu Shivanna, who visited the unit...
  • Beer exposed to nuclear bomb blast 'okay' to drink: US study September 21, 2012

    London: Bottles and cans are largely unaffected by radiation and items like beer and soft drinks are still drinkable if an atomic bomb went off nearby, a US government study has found. The experiment was conducted as part of Operation Teapot, a sequence of nuclear weapons assessments by the US Military...
  • White House and Obama's little beer secret August 26, 2012

    It's called the White House Honey Ale and it's the secret beer of the White House, and now, everyone wants the secret to be let out. ...
  • Olympics visitors to consume 2 lakh litres of beer August 6, 2012

    A Yorkshire brewery is working overtime to keep the visitors to the 2012 London Olympics in high spirits. ...
  • Sports reform Odisha's crime capital into 'Game City' July 30, 2012

    Berhampur (Odisha): Ravi Kumar is no stranger in our country. This 24-year-old weightlifter had won the coveted Gold Medal at Delhi Commonwealth Games in 2010. An Arjuna awardee, he is an inspiration to many young individuals. But life was not a bed of roses for Ravi. He lost his father...
  • The history of London Olympics July 16, 2012

    London has changed a great deal since its first Olympics in 1908. The Games have changed too. Becky Anderson takes a look at those changes ahead of London 2012. ...
  • FTN: Does it need an Aamir to wake us up to the dangers of alcohol? July 4, 2012

    Face the Nation: Sagarika Ghose asks a panel of experts - does it need an Aamir Khan to wake us up to the dangers of growing alcohol abuse? Mumbai Kripa Foundation Helpline: 022-26405411/ 26433027/ 26433027/ 6405405...
  • Beer flows like water in Hyderabad May 21, 2012

    Hyderabad: Hyderabadis may be facing water woes but a good number of them, particularly youngsters with pocketful of money, are guzzling beer like there’s no tomorrow. Beer sales, say wine dealers, are shooting up at the same pace as the mercury, creating new records. The dealers hold individual records, so...
  • American brewery apologises over 'Kali-Ma' beer May 15, 2012

    Washington: An American brewery company has apologised for naming a beer after Hindu goddess Kali and said it is currently scrambling to rename the product, amidst protest in the Indian parliament. The 'Kali Ma' beer which was scheduled for launch on Tuesday has now been postponed till the Portland-based company Burnside...
  • BJP up in arms over 'Kali Ma' beer, asks govt to act May 15, 2012

    New Delhi: Strongly objecting to a US company launching a beer brand named after Goddess Kali, a demand was made in Rajya Sabha on Tuesday that US Ambassador to India should be summoned and asked to apologise for it. Raising the issue during Zero Hour, Ravi Shankar Prasad (BJP) said...
  • Extract: 'Black Bread White Beer' by Niven Govinden May 10, 2012

    Author Niven Govinden's 'Black Bread White Beer' captures the inner lives of this thirty something, upwardly mobile couple as it deals with festering, unaddressed issues-mixed-race marriages, parental pressures, the tension between humanism and organized religion-and the loss of their unborn child. With Amal and Claud on the verge of true commitment...
  • Australia ponder two spinners for second Test April 14, 2012

    Port of Spain: Australia coach Mickey Arthur said his team may employ two specialist spinners for the second Test against the West Indies, which starts at the Queen's Park Oval on Sunday. Nathan Lyon, who played in the first Test victory in Barbados, could be partnered by left-arm spinner Michael Beer...
  • Ponting included in Test squad for West Indies March 14, 2012

    Melbourne: Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting, dropped from the one-day team last month, was included in the 16-man Test squad for the three-Test tour of West Indies on Wednesday. Ponting, who retired from limited-overs cricket after being dropped, has been retained after a prolific recent series against India. The 37-year-old batsman's successor...
  • In beer-vodka age, thandai still a big draw March 8, 2012

    Lucknow: Other than colour, Holi in this part of the country is time for bacchus lovers to let their hair down. But as other places have moved to beer and other forms of alcohol like wine, vodka and Scotch, the elder generation in Lucknow is still hooked to the traditional...
  • Media report slams beer party on WACA pitch January 14, 2012

    Perth: The on-pitch beer party by the WACA staff, hours before the Perth match, is an insult to Test cricket and a political disaster, a media report has said. An Indian TV channel showed footage of a few men and women sitting and drinking beer on the WACA pitch, the night...