Ferran Adrià's Beer Costs $25 a Bottle; High-Proof Spirits Pack a Flavor Punch

An ode to the michelada, "that drink that neatly bridges two unsung categories of drinks": savory cocktails and beer cocktails. [NY Times]

Daniel Boulud's Bar Pleiades was listed among Bon Appetit's top 10 new cocktail lounges in the country. [Bon Appetit]

Ferran Adrià's new beer, Inedit, might cost £16 ($25) a bottle, but the Belgian wheat beer with notes of orange peel and coriander may well be worth it. [Guardian]

A roundup of summer brews includes Pennsylvania's Victory Prima Pils, New York's Brooklyn Summer Ale, and Vermont's Harpoon Summer Beer. [NY Post]

A new study reveals that some people have a gene variant that makes them want to drink more when in the company of heavy-boozing peers. [Wired]

Apparently, alcohol -- like fat -- delivers flavor, which may be why more bartenders are experimenting with high-proof spirits. [Washington Post]

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