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.

52 people die after drinking poisoned beer in Mozambique

Health authorities in Mozambique say 52 people have died after drinking a contaminated traditional beer.

Beer-digesting bacteria may fight disease too

Bacteria that has evolved to help us digest the yeast that give beer and bread their bubbles could also aid in fighting off yeast infections and autoimmune diseases such as Crohn's disease, new research has found.

Now, 'The Problem Solver' beer that 'writes' the perfect recipe for a bestseller
Now, 'The Problem Solver' beer that 'writes' the perfect recipe for a bestseller

New pale ale, dubbed as "The Problem Solver," has been recently developed that claims to suddenly make people creative.

Consuming beer every day doubles fertility in men

A new study has claimed that drinking around a pint and a half of beer per night could double their fertility rates.

Tobacco leaf, beer may help beat Ebola

Scientists have revealed that tobacco leaf and beer could hold the key to beating Ebola, which has claimed over 3,400 lives and is forecast to infect 1.4 million by January.

A pipeline to ferry 6,000 litres of beer every hour!

A brewery in the city of Bruges in Belgium has come up with a unique plan to shift all the frothy beer from their old factory to new factory for filtration, bottling and shipping - via an underground beer pipeline!

Drink and be merry: Oktoberfest toasts millions
Drink and be merry: Oktoberfest toasts millions

Germany's ongoing world-famous Oktoberfest is soaking up the frothy atmosphere in a 16-day extravaganza of lederhosen, oompah music and, of course, beer. This year's event too attracts millions of revellers and runs till October 5.

Beer may keep your brain sharp

We know how certain flavonoids found in red wine, blueberries and dark chocolate may play a role in forming memories. Add the bubbly beer to it.

Chilled beer to be available in 2,000 more TASMAC outlets

Tamil Nadu government on Friday said it has allocated Rs 7 crore for supply of beer bottle coolers to 2,000 more state-run liquor retail outlets.

World Cup drunkeness worries FIFA

FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke has expressed concern about the level of drunkeness in Brazil`s World Cup stadiums.

Secrets of beer foam revealed

Researchers have said that the secret to optimal foam in the head of a freshly poured brew is just the right amount and kind of barley lipid transfer protein No. 1, aka LTP1.

`Traditional` beer mugs back in fashion for young pubbers

The traditional grenade-shaped beer mug is back in fashion for the young and trendy drinkers.

Cooking meat with beer may protect you from cancer

Beer, when used as a marinade, can help reduce the formation of potentially harmful cancer-causing substances in grilled meats, scientists have found.