Your daily dose of news and happenings from around the drink-o-sphere:
– Juice crawls in Soho and dry happy hours in Los Angeles aim to change the “unsexy” reputation of alcohol-free events.
– Despite representing only 20 percent of Australia’s adult population, “super-consumers”—defined as those who drink four or more alcoholic beverages a day—are responsible for 74 percent of all alcohol consumption.
– As craft brewers face difficulties getting their beer in cans, here’s a case for growlers as the most environmentally responsible container for your brew.
– Last week, a Rhode Island distiller sent a care package with a bottle of whiskey to Peyton Manning, offering pre-emptive (and, as decided by Sunday’s game, invalid) condolences for not making it to the Super Bowl.
– Canned beer celebrated its birthday this weekend, marking 81 years since Krueger’s Special Beer found its way into heavy, steel cans.
– For the past six months, coffee drinkers in a small South Dakota town have been paying forward their caffeinated purchases, with more than 3,589 cups of coffee bought for the people in line behind them.
[Photo: Flickr/Frankie Leon]