Daily News: Dushan Zaric’s New Barless Bar, The Greatness of Small Town Beer

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

– Aaron Goldfarb asks why small towns seem to produce better beer than big cities.

– The Economist covers the Oxford-Cambridge wine-tasting contest.

– One of the five new bars helmed by Dushan Zaric at Hotel Figueroa will lack an actual bartop.

– Finally, are New York’s bars stuck in the past?

[Photo: Flickr/Quinn Dombrowski]