Blasphemy!: Russia Reclassifies Beer As 'Alcoholic', No Longer Considered Food

July 22, 2011


Because the man is always trying to get a boozehound down, Russia has classified beer as alcohol instead of food, despite the fact I practically live off the stuff. Well, that, and the scorched flesh of my enemies (I'm an alcoholic dragon).

Until now anything containing less than 10% alcohol in Russia has been considered a foodstuff.

Russian alcohol consumption is already twice the critical level set by the World Health Organization.

The move, signed into law on Wednesday, will allow ministers to control the sale of beer in the same way that spirits are controlled.

Correspondents say it is common to see people swigging beer in the street and in parks as if they are drinking soft drinks.

It is not restricted to certain stores and is sold around the clock.

Damn, Russia actually sounds pretty cool. Plus I heard you could buy vodka in cans out of vending machines over there. I may just have to move Russia into my top-10 vacation spots to check out! "What are the other ones?" Staycation written nine times :/

Russia classifies beer as alcoholic [bbcnews]
Kremlin Brew [behance] (for the picture)

Thanks to Pells G, who agrees if beer isn't food, then why has it made me so fat? "Well, it still has calori--" DON'T YOU GO BRINGING SCIENCE INTO THIS.

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