Daily News: DNA Sequencing for Beer, Jay Z’s Champagne and The Advent of Spreadable Brews

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

– New Zealand’s first alcohol-free bar, which cost $15 NZD for entry alone, closed because—shockingly—nobody showed up.

– French winemakers are anticipating some of the best conditions for growing grapes in years.

– Captain Morgan is getting angry over another brand using their logo’s likeness to sell something… a bit more psychedelic.

Spreadable beer, in the form of jelly made from stouts, ales and IPAs, now exists.

– There will only be 3,000 bottles of Jay Z’s new champagne, Armand de Brignac’s Ace of Spades, and they’ll go for $760 a pop.

– Finally, researchers have used DNA-sequencing to uncover what beer was like in 15th century Bavaria.

[Photo: Flickr/Jim Fischer]