Daily News: Free Pokémon Cocktails, Farmers Return to Rye

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

– In anticipation of the upcoming Olympics, bars in Rio are strategizing how best to capitalize on crowds.

– Belgian researchers have deployed a solar-powered boiler to convert urine into water and then, naturally, into beer.

– To satisfy the growing thirst for whiskey, North American farmers are replanting rye, which had long been an unprofitable crop.

– A bar in London is offering customers free Pokémon cocktails inspired by their starter Pokémon of choice.

– Finally, Forbes remembers wine legend Denis Dubourdieu who died in Bordeaux after a prolonged illness.

[Photo: Flickr/Boris Kasimov]