The current plague has sparked a boom in the booze biz as locals seek comfort at the bottom of a glass.
Here's a more cheerful report on the subject that hope to celebrate small biz and not all of the inevitable liver damage that it will inspire . . .
"Now reaching 55 breweries, the Kansas City scene has grown even as it endures challenges from the supply chain, raw materials, labor and the pandemic."
Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com news link . . .
Now reaching 55 breweries, the Kansas City scene has grown even as it endures challenges from the supply chain, raw materials, labor and the pandemic. The metro area cracked open four new breweries in 2021. Get to know more about them, and meet the breweries that will come online in 2022.
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Having cocktails with friends or celebrating a special occasion with a glass of bubbly or having wine with dinner is a normal part of socializing or relaxing, but when is it too much? It's not always easy to recognize if you're consuming too much .
What if that glass of Châteauneuf you're sipping with dinner is also reducing your chances of contracting COVID-19? A new study analyzed health data on nearly 500,000 U.K. residents and found that subjects who drank one to two glasses of red wine a day had a 10 to 17 percent lower risk of contracting COVID than non-drinkers.
Scientists estimate that a one-year increase in alcohol consumption during the COVID-19 pandemic will result in 8,000 additional deaths from alcohol-related liver disease, 18,700 cases of liver failure, and 1,000 cases of liver cancer by 2040. In the short term, alcohol consumption changes due to COVID-19 are expected to cause 100 additional deaths and 2,800 additional cases of liver failure by 2023.
You decide . . .