Daily News: Indian Microbreweries Are on the Rise and Alton Brown Swears Off Alcohol


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

– A UK government study suggests that guidelines for alcohol are largely being ignored by the public.

– Gastric bypass surgery may drastically lower one’s tolerance for alcohol.

– Pennsylvania has some of the strictest liquor laws in the country—and hospitality pros are fighting to change them.

Georgian wines are being rejected from the Russian market allegedly because of quality control laws, though the reality may have more to do with politics.

– The American beer industry has become so massive that it now beats out the wine and video game industries.

– India is feeling the craft beer craze, as well: tons of microbreweries are changing the game there.

– Finally, Alton Brown has resolved to give up alcohol for a year; instead, he’ll be sipping on sparkling water with a few dashes of bitters.

[Photo: Flickr/Harald Groven]