Origins of lager beer traced back to 15th century Bavaria

Using next-generation sequencing techniques, scientists have traced the origins of the yeast used in making the most popular lager beer all the way back to 15th Century Bavaria in Germany.

Researchers crack the evolution of `beer yeast`

 Ever wondered how genetically different is lager from ale beer? Researchers have now answered this query by revealing the evolution of beer yeast.

Savour dimsums and beer - 28 storeys high!
Savour dimsums and beer - 28 storeys high!

Imagine gazing out at the twinkling city lights, sipping chilled beer and wolfing down steaming hot dimsums! That's exactly what The Lalit five-star hotel in the heart of the national capital has to offer at an ongoing food festival that runs to the end of the month.

'Beer-making yeast' can be used to ferment 'better' tasting chocolate

Researchers have claimed that species of yeast that is used in production of beer, bread, and wine works particularly well in chocolate fermentation.

Four-year-old forced to drink liquor in Tamil Nadu, video goes viral

In a disturbing video, a child, said to be four-year-old, is seen being forced to drink alcohol.

This smartphone app will tell you when to stop drinking
This smartphone app will tell you when to stop drinking

A new smartphone app has been developed that will warn you if you go over the recommended maximum daily/weekly units of alcohol and this way you will be able to manage your alcohol intake.

Geneva beer the world's most expensive
Geneva beer the world's most expensive

With an average price of $6.32 for a 330 ml bottle, Switzerland's second largest city of Geneva has the most costly beer on the planet, a media report said on Tuesday.

Queen launch their own beer

British rock band Queen has launched a beer to celebrate the 40th anniversary of their worldwide hit "Bohemian Rhapsody".

Beer, whisky and other alcoholic drinks may come under FSSAI lens

After cracking down on noodles and milk, central food safety watchdog FSSAI is now turning to alcoholic beverages with plans to set up standards for drinks, including beer and whisky.

Heavy beer drinkers face risk of exposure to 'deadly' mycotoxins

 Drinking over a litre of beer everyday can expose you to deadly mycotoxins, claims a new study.

Would you drink this beer brewed from 'human waste'?
Would you drink this beer brewed from 'human waste'?

Soon there could be a beer in the market brewed from human sewage.

Aussie PM downs beer in a few seconds, sparking debate

 Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott was caught on video downing a beer in a few seconds at a Sydney pub, prompting comparisons to another drink-chugging former leader and sparking a debate on social media.

Goa budget: Petrol, beer, essential services to cost more

Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar on Wednesday presented a surplus budget, which saw a slew of proposed taxes on petrol, liquor and an across-the-board increase in taxes for essential services.

Are you set to chug down some strong beer at the Starkbierfest in Munich?
Are you set to chug down some strong beer at the Starkbierfest in Munich?

Avril-Ann Braganza

Patrick Certain talks to Avril-Ann Braganza about the beer fest that has religious roots

Have taken up issue of beer in Mahatma Gandhi's name with US authorities: Govt

The government on Wednesday said it was aware of the reports that a US-based company has been marketing a kind of beer named 'Gandhi-bot' and the matter has been taken up with the relevant authorities.

Beer ingredient could help fight Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases

A new study has demonstrated that an ingredient from beer could protect brain cells from damage and potentially slow the development of disorders such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases.

69 people die after drinking contaminated beer in Mozambique

Authorities in Mozambique say the number of people who died after drinking contaminated traditional beer has risen to 69.

At least 56 dead in Mozambique beer poisoning

At least 56 people including a toddler in the north-west of Mozambique have died from apparent poisoning after consuming traditional beer known as "phombe", local authorities said on Sunday.