Daily News: London’s Two-Seat Pub, Making Tiki from Trash

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

– A craft beer pub, big enough for only two guests, is popping up in London with a strict no phone policy in an effort to encourage social interaction.

AB InBev has bought Northern Brewer, the country’s largest supplier of home brewing supplies.

– The alcohol industry in Massachusetts has donated significant funds to halt the legalization of marijuana amid concerns that legally procurable pot will impact alcohol sales.

– In an excerpt from his new book, Biting the Hands that Feed UsBaylen J. Linnekin highlights the detrimental effects of FDA regulations on craft brewers.

– Afar talks with a group of ampelographers, who seek to study, identify and preserve the world’s grape varieties.

– Bartenders from London’s White Lyan and Dandelyan have started an initiative called Trash Tiki, dedicated to crafting cocktails from bar waste.

– Finally, the Guzzle Buddy, inspired by a fictional device, allows users to bypass pouring by screwing a glass directly into the wine bottle.

[Photo: Flickr/James Palinsad]