Drinkhacker Reads – 02.05.2013 – Hooray for Beer Edition

Drinkhacker Reads – 02.05.2013 – Hooray for Beer Edition

First off today, just a gentle reminder of our contest being held in conjunction with our friends over at Lapham’s Quarterly. Be sure to enter to win their latest issue, all about intoxication.

If you missed it earlier this morning, CBS Morning News reported that the Justice Department will be taking on one of the largest beer companies in the world, and goes into detail about how it will change the landscape for the future. [video: Orlando Sentinel via CBS Morning News]

Although the predicted date for the so-called Mayan end of humanity came and went, weird things continue to happen all around our globe, including the fact that beer drinking has now hit an all time low in Germany. On the plus side though, Time also profiles a brewery in Alaska using beer to generate its electricity to – of course – make even more beer. Recursion is awesome! [Time]

Elsewhere in beer reading, The Atlantic’s Derek Thompson covers the marketing of the new Budweiser Black Crown, and the Washington Post gets knee deep in the details of beer acronyms.

The 1890s may be alive and well in Portland, but so is philanthropy. And the newest endeavor is something they’re calling “philanthropubs.” World Mag goes behind the scenes with (allegedly) the first ever (intentionally) non-profit pub. [World]

And finally today, a site for those with a sweet tooth who dare to marry alcoholic indulgence with sugary, borderline diabetes-inducing sweetness: Candy Booze. Its vibrant aesthetics and the recipes inside bring back memories of epic parties in college. Perky people: pucker up! [Candy Booze]

Rob Theakston is a contributing editor to Drinkhacker.

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