Daily News: Kanye West-Inspired Beer, Sour Beer in the U.S.

Sour beer

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

– Stillwater Artisanal brewery, which boasts a Drake-inspired “Hopvine Bling” brew, has created a Kanye West-inspired imperial porter called “I Miss the Old Kanye.”

– In the New York Times, Eric Asimov surveys the state of sour beer in the U.S., highlighting several bottles worth seeking out.

– Georgian wines are bold, unusual and increasingly making their way onto progressive wine lists.

– Munchies traces the history of how rum became the British Royal Navy’s drink of choice, winning out over beer and arrack.

– The European grapevine moth that had threatened crops in California since 2009 has officially been eradicated from the state.

– Finally, Vinepair asks whether WWI-era Britain could be the birthplace of the session beer.

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