In the US, the government funded agencies usually publish lists of funded projects. For example, you can search the National Science Foundation database for all of the funded projects relating to "beer". Each of these entries lists the name of the project, the NSF program that funded it, the PI's names and contact information, the amount awarded, the date awarded, and an abstract, among other information.
Here are the databases from other US government funding agencies:
There are other agencies probably, but all you need to do is go to their main site and search for "funded projects" or "Search awards" or "recent awards" or something like that.
One agency that may be hard to search would be DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency), which is the scientific research arm of US military.