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Sam Adams Creates 27% Alcohol Beer; Rum Moves Into the Limelight

• Sam Adams’ new Utopia beer, which is 27 percent alcohol, is banned in thirteen states. [NYDN]

• As tropical drinks move to the forefront of mixology, rum is making a comeback. [NYT]

• Former Saveur staffers have started Canal House Cooking, a self-published triannual food magazine. [NYT]

• McDonald’s president Ralph Alvarez is stepping down at the end of the month due to health-related concerns. [NRN]

• An influx of wealth has made Hong Kong a new hub for wine. [WSJ]

• Brunch service is on the rise in bars. [NYT]

Sam Adams Creates 27% Alcohol Beer; Rum Moves Into the Limelight