Daily News: Craft Beer Surges in China & Russia, Hundreds of Missouri DUIs Now Inadmissible

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

– Scottish distillers look to take on the dominant Scotch whisky industry with craft gin and alternative whiskies aged in barrels not made of oak.

– With the growing young middle class in China, craft beer is thriving despite the recent economic slowdown.

– Due to incorrectly calibrated breathalyzers, DUIs in Missouri from November 2012 to January 2014 are now inadmissible in state court.

– A returned bottle of vodka in a state-owned Toronto liquor store was found to have been replaced with water, which has has caused a change in Canadian policy: Returned liquor bottles now cannot be resold.

– Finally, in a country notorious for vodka consumption, Russian brewers and craft bars are satiating a new demand for craft beer.

[Photo: Flickr/Richard Minton]