Daily News: Amsterdam’s First Rainwater Beer, Beer Puns Run Dry


Your daily dose of news and happenings from around the drink-o-sphere:

– Capitalizing on the Netherlands’ wet weather, a group of entrepreneurs has launched Amsterdam’s first beer made from rainwater.

– A push for conservation and a backlash against vineyard development in Paso Robles suggest that the wine region is experiencing its first growing pains.

– Breweries are running out of hop puns and consequently finding themselves in legal battles to protect the names of their beers.

– After several failed attempts at home brewing, two students launched ShinDigger Brewing Company, now one of Manchester’s most esteemed breweries.

– Finally, Dave McIntyre samples a 1914 vintage of Bollinger, part of a hidden stash of nearly 600 bottles recently discovered in the winery’s cellar.

[Photo: Flickr/Adam Barhan]