Louis Glunz Sponsors Fund-Raiser for Chicago’s Lincoln Park Zoo

Louis Glunz Beer, Inc., Chicago, will present the fourth annual BrewLights in collaboration with Lincoln Park Zoo’s Auxiliary Board.

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Pernod Ricard, Beam Suntory Donate to Hiram Walker Statue

Hiram Walker built what is still the largest distillery in North America in Walkerville, Ont., now a part of Windsor, Ont.  Walker’s whiskey empire was sold in the 1930s and again in the late 1970s, Continue reading

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Distiller Set to Leave Anti-Alcohol County

Vincent Puccio and his partner, William T. Willis, own and operate Dry Fork Fruit Distillery in Meadows of Dan in Patrick County, Va.  But they can’t sell their product on premises there because Patrick County does not allow liquor by the drink.

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What We’re Reading —

John Carlson: A Distiller in the Family!

You’ll enjoy this story, from the Muncie (Ind.) Journal.

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F.Y.I. —

Machine Learning Helps Spot Counterfeit Consumer Products

A team of researchers has developed a new mechanism that uses machine-learning algorithms to distinguish between genuine and counterfeit versions of the same product.

The work, led by New York University Professor Lakshminarayanan Subramanian, will be presented on Mon., Aug. 14 at the annual KDD Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

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Top Fed Survey Finds Alcohol Use Disorder Dropped 22%, But Facing Funding Cuts, NIAAA Finds a 49.2% Increase

With the National Institutes of Health facing significant budget cuts, some researchers at the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse & Alcoholism (NIAAA) have authored a study that claims that while shipments of beer, America’s alcohol drink of choice, have been falling year after year after year, alcohol use increased 11.2%, high risk drinking surged nearly 30% and alcohol use disorder soared 49.4% in the last 10 years.

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