Dutchman Debuts Booziest Beer on Earth; Pennsylvania Introduces Wine Vending Machines
Breuckelen Distillery, the second legal distiller in the city since Prohibition, is as of this week the first to sell its product directly to the public. [NY Post]
A Dutch brewer has created a beer that is some 60 percent alcohol by volume, now the highest-proof brew in the world at $45 a bottle. It's called the End of History. [Reuters]
A new study reveals that beer can help you battle the bulge. A half-pint of ale has 85 calories, compared with a medium glass of red wine at 119 calories. [Independent]
A new Gallup poll found that 67 percent of American adults drink alcohol, the highest reading recorded since 1985, with beer being a clear favorite. [Slate]
While New York State still can't sell wine in supermarkets, Pennsylvania is now debuting wine in vending machines -- complete with obligatory Breathalyzer test. [USA Today]
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