Your daily dose of news and happenings from around the drink-o-sphere:
– 3,300 cases of SweetWater Brewing Co.’s Goin’ Coastal beer, a pineapple-flavored IPA already in short supply, went missing when two trailers transporting the beer were stolen.
– A rare heirloom crop known as purple straw wheat has been rescued from the brink of extinction and will once again be used in baking and distilling.
– Paris consumes the most wine of any city, downing 697 million bottles annually.
– Tokyo’s Nonbei Yokocho region, one of the city’s few remaining bar districts, faces an uncertain future as the city anticipates hosting the 2020 Olympics.
– Arguably the defining characteristic of the American craft beer movement, hops are a relatively recent phenomenon in the history of brewing.
– Lucky Peach chronicles the path of Cabresta Tequila, founded by tire-shop owners-turned-agave producers.
– Jeffrey Morgenthaler demonstrates the type of difficult math problems bartenders face regularly with 11 hilarious example problems.
– Finally, FiveThirtyEight delves into the weird world of expensive wine.
[Photo: Flickr/Moyan Brenn]