All the News That’s Fit to Drink: your daily dose of news and happenings from around the drink-osphere.
– Drivers in Auckland, New Zealand, now have the option to fuel their cars with “Brewtroleum” – a 98-octane fuel made with ethanol from leftover yeast that was used to make beer.
– Only 23 percent of British drinkers go out to pubs on a regular basis—and most of Britain’s 18- to 34-year-olds are three times more likely to drink with friends at home than at a bar.
– Burgundy and Champagne have been granted World Heritage Site status.
– The demand for craft beer brewers is so high—and supply comparatively low—that one Texas college is offering a six-week course on brewing to fill the “talent drought.”
– Finally, happy hour might be returning to Illinois, where it’s been illegal since 1989.
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