Beer http://wunc.org en Beers Of North Carolina http://wunc.org/post/beers-north-carolina <p></p><p><font color="black" face="Tahoma" size="2"><span dir="ltr" style="font-size:10pt;">Since 1980, North Carolina's beer industry has grown from four breweries to nearly 100. The craft beer explosion has far-reaching effects in the local economy, community and agriculture. It has inspired a great deal of creativity, including the development of beer made from yeast that grows on wasps. </span></font></p> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 16:56:37 +0000 Meghan Modafferi & Frank Stasio 33047 at http://wunc.org Beers Of North Carolina Community Colleges Hope To Offer Degree In Craft Beer Brewing http://wunc.org/post/community-colleges-hope-offer-degree-craft-beer-brewing <p>Many college students become immersed in beer culture when they go to college, but it’s usually not in the classroom. That might be about to change at three North Carolina colleges hoping to offer degrees in craft beer brewing next year.</p> Mon, 08 Jul 2013 18:00:00 +0000 Laura Candler 18533 at http://wunc.org Community Colleges Hope To Offer Degree In Craft Beer Brewing Craft Brews Slowly Chipping Away At Big Beer's Dominance http://wunc.org/post/craft-brews-slowly-chipping-away-big-beers-dominance America loves beer.<p>In the U.S., we drink $200 billion worth of the hops-brewed libation annually. What many Americans might not know is that most domestic beer, 90 percent in fact, is dominated by just two companies: <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/money/2013/02/19/172323211/beer-map-two-giant-brewers-210-brands">Anheuser-Busch InBev and MillerCoors</a>.<p>Innovators, however, are challenging that dominance in the form of craft beer breweries. Small mom-and-pop-style breweries — or regional breweries — now account for about 6 percent of domestic beer sales. Sun, 17 Mar 2013 22:31:51 +0000 editor 12171 at http://wunc.org Craft Brews Slowly Chipping Away At Big Beer's Dominance An Arcade Game That Dispenses…Beer! http://wunc.org/post/arcade-game-dispenses-beer <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>Arcade games have long been a popular bar distraction, but Durham-based ad agency <a href="http://mckinney.com/" target="_blank">McKinney</a> has recently taken coin-operated entertainment to a new level. Instead of inserting quarters and playing for points, two players can now insert their beer cups and battle each other for a drink. They call it the Beercade. Wed, 20 Feb 2013 16:30:00 +0000 Laura Candler 10660 at http://wunc.org An Arcade Game That Dispenses…Beer! Brewing Beer Battle http://wunc.org/post/brewing-beer-battle <p>After prohibition, harsh regulations restricted the distribution and sale of alcohol in the United States. The so-called three-tier system left a niche open for craft brewers, who are exempt from the regulations that apply to big companies. Now, a near-monopoly by big time beer businesses threatens the regulatory framework that has enabled craft brewers to thrive.</p> Wed, 12 Dec 2012 16:02:00 +0000 Frank Stasio & Alex Granados 6268 at http://wunc.org So Bad It's Good http://wunc.org/post/so-bad-its-good <p>There are many lists of the best movies of all time. But there are also a few titles that come up again and again as the best worst movies.&nbsp; Critics argue between “The Room,” “Troll 2,” and “Plan 9 from Outer Space,” but that doesn’t mean these so-called bad films don’t have huge fan followings. Tue, 26 Jun 2012 15:09:00 +0000 Frank Stasio & Shawn Wen 4360 at http://wunc.org So Bad It's Good Craft Breweries Push For Lower Taxes http://wunc.org/post/craft-breweries-push-lower-taxes <p>It’s Friday, the end of the work week. This evening, a lot of people will head over to their local “watering hole” for relaxation with friends.&nbsp;&nbsp; In North Carolina a growing number of people are opting for a home-made beer, a craft beer. Micro-brew-style pubs are steadily opening.&nbsp; But in order to keep growing, they’re hoping for a tax break from Washington.</p> Fri, 13 Jan 2012 11:00:00 +0000 Leoneda Inge 3453 at http://wunc.org Craft Breweries Push For Lower Taxes App State Wants To Open The Tap http://wunc.org/post/app-state-wants-open-tap <p>Officials at Appalachian State University are planning to sell beer brewed in the chemistry department. Faculty and students began a class on fermentation last spring. But current rules prohibit selling the fruits of their labor.</p><p>Brett Taubman is an assistant professor of chemistry at ASU and a home brewer:</p> Thu, 06 Jan 2011 10:10:00 +0000 Eric Hodge 11348 at http://wunc.org