Daily News: Recreating Beer from 5,000 Year Ago, Bonsai Tree Beer


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

– Eric Asimov questions whether more restaurants should forego the ritual of offering guests the first taste of wine.

– Stanford University students have recreated a 5,000-year-old beer recipe.

– A Brazilian brewer is using branches from $20,000 bonsai trees in his beer.

– Finally, one writer recalls the soul-inspired ad campaigns of 1970s macro beers.

[Photo: Flickr/Alan Levine]