Your daily dose of news and happenings from around the drink-o-sphere:
– Celtic punk band The Pogues’ namesake whiskey collaboration with West Cork Distillers is now available in the U.S.
– As coffee pods are criticized for their environmental impact, the Chicago Tribune weighs their actual carbon footprint in comparison to other streams of waste.
– Despite the Oscars’ reputation as a dry awards ceremony, a bar in the back of the Dolby Theatre provides refuge at the Academy Awards.
– A spa in Sisters, Oregon, offers microbrew baths and foot soaks in ale for patrons in the craft beer-loving state.
– Anheuser-Busch InBev’s poor fourth quarter might have adverse implications for the company’s proposed merger with SABMiller and the deal’s potential $1.4 billion of annual savings.
– As screw-tops become popular among young wine drinkers, the cork industry is rallying to protect their historic and carbon-negative practice.
– Canadian temperance posters are packed with beautiful design and Prohibition-era warnings about booze.
– Finally, Sweden faces a problem of teenagers drinking hand sanitizer, which must contain at least 70 percent alcohol.
[Photo: Flickr/Jeric Santiago]