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Doggie beer to vampire fear! BeverageDaily's Top 10 surreal stories of 2014

By Ben BOUCKLEY

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Sketch of a vampire (L.Whittaker/Flickr)
Sketch of a vampire (L.Whittaker/Flickr)

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From Bowser Beer for dogs and a Japanese sports drink targeting a moon landing, to CSDs with jelly and China’s ban on ‘vampire drinks’ – 2014’s seen its fair share of wacky beverage news.

Here’s our crop of the quirky click bait that hit the headlines on BeverageDaily.com in 2014. Consider it a premature stocking filler – something to set alongside your Coca-Cola nail varnish of Mood Swing Merlot, a wine brand that pokes fun at (yes, you guessed it) the menopause…

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Astronomical shipping charges! Japanese sports drink eyes moon landing

http://www.beveragedaily.com/Markets/Astronomical-shipping-charges!-Japanese-sports-drink-eyes-moon-landing

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What do you want, blood? China’s CFDA bans sale of Vampire Drinks

http://www.beveragedaily.com/Markets/What-do-you-want-blood-China-s-CFDA-bans-sale-of-Vampire-Drinks

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Korean women catching up with the world’s biggest boozers…Korean men

http://www.beveragedaily.com/Markets/Korean-women-catching-up-with-the-world-s-biggest-boozers-Korean-men

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Only happy when it rains? Mexican bar sells bottled rainwater

http://www.beveragedaily.com/Markets/Only-happy-when-it-rains-Mexican-bar-sells-bottled-rainwater

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Tipple for your terrier: Bowser Beer for dogs triples sales

http://www.beveragedaily.com/Markets/Tipple-for-your-terrier-Bowser-Beer-for-dogs-triples-sales

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‘Our most successful launch ever!’ Mexican DIY street drink Tepache poised for US stardom?

http://www.beveragedaily.com/Markets/Mexican-DIY-street-drink-Tepache-poised-for-US-stardom

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Coca-Cola nail varnish fingers glamor market

http://www.beveragedaily.com/Markets/Coca-Cola-nail-varnish-fingers-glamor-market

‘Make fun of the menopause!’ with Mood Swing Merlot from Hot Flash Wines

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http://www.beveragedaily.com/Markets/Make-fun-of-the-menopause!-with-Mood-Swing-Merlot-from-Hot-Flash-Wines

Dessert drinks to CSDs with jelly: Mintel urges ‘global drinks disruption’

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http://www.beveragedaily.com/Markets/Dessert-drinks-to-CSDs-with-jelly-Mintel-urges-global-drinks-disruption

Whisky Wars! $628k The Macallan versus  world’s cheapest brand

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http://www.beveragedaily.com/Markets/Whisky-Wars!-628k-The-Macallan-versus-world-s-cheapest-brand

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