2011-06-22 / Briefly Noted
Alcopop Warning Issued In Putnam
“The drinks are beer, which makes them easier to purchase than hard alcohol, and are readily available wherever beer is sold …”
Officials have issued a warning this week to both young people and their parents alike—flavored malt beverages known as Alcopops are making the rounds. Alcopops are highly sweetened drinks that contain the same amount of alcohol as a beer. The drinks can also contain caffeine, which helps to mask the taste of the alcohol.