Your daily dose of news and happenings from around the drink-o-sphere:
– Climate change is threatening global hop production and driving up the price of craft beer as brewing companies compensate for the shortage.
– In honor of filmmaker Richard Linklater’s latest, Everybody Wants Some, an Austin-based brewery has collaborated with a local cinema to produce a limited run lager aptly titled, Everybody Wants Some Beer.
– A team of scientists at the University of California, Davis, has attempted to reverse engineer several common cocktail bitter varieties in order to demystify the critical component in many classic cocktails.
– Proposed changes to Colorado law would allow grocery stores to sell full-strength beer and wine, potentially signalling the end of the road for low alcohol 3.2 beer.
– A new cookbook highlighting the favorite meals of famous photographers reveals that Ansel Adams preferred his eggs poached in beer.
– Bon Appétit explores the impact of Instagram influencers on the restaurant world.
– An interview with Annette Alvarez-Peters, Costco’s lead wine buyer, reveals the driving forces behind the brand’s continuously rising wine sales.
– In a recently translated text, an eminent German scholar highlights Franz Kafka’s enjoyment of beer and wine.
– Finally, Kelli White profiles the women behind some of Napa’s top wineries.
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