Howdy, folks! Welcome back to Booze In The News, where you’ll find the latest, funniest and most obscure newsworthy, alcohol-related bits all in one place.
1.) If binge drinking were a competition, the UK would be the winner of Europe. A recent survey shows that people in the UK typically consume more alcohol in one sitting than in any other part of the European Union. Looks like they like drinking as much as we do!
2.) Kiwis are increasing alcohol regulation (New Zealanders, not the bird). Whereas before there was no legal drinking age -as long as parents bought the alcohol for their children -now they are attempting to make the drinking age 20. They are also adding a significant tax to alcohol. Apparently the NZ government doesn’t like seeing rum in the schoolyard.
3.) Anchor Brewing company, a historical treasure of San Francisco, has been sold to The Griffin Group of Novato. The local beer community is abuzz with the possible ramifications of this change. Here at Drink Me Magazine, we would love to receive your comments on the issue!