Dutchman Debuts Booziest Beer on Earth; Pennsylvania Introduces Wine Vending Machines

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Breuckelen Distillery, the second legal distiller in the city since Prohibition, is as of this week the first to sell its product directly to the public.
[NY Post]

A Dutch brewer has created a beer that is some 60 percent alcohol by volume, now the highest-proof brew in the world at $45 a bottle. It's called the End of History.
[Reuters]

A roundup of the best "adventure bars" in the country includes the Frying Pan in New York City, set in an 81-year-old lightship parked on a barge at Pier 66.
[Outside]

A new study reveals that beer can help you battle the bulge. A half-pint of ale has 85 calories, compared with a medium glass of red wine at 119 calories.
[Independent]

A new Gallup poll found that 67 percent of American adults drink alcohol, the highest reading recorded since 1985, with beer being a clear favorite.
[Slate]

While New York State still can't sell wine in supermarkets, Pennsylvania is now debuting wine in vending machines -- complete with obligatory Breathalyzer test.
[USA Today]


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