Beverage World presents the latest news from across the worldwide beverage market.

Comedian Behind 'Dumb Starbucks' Coffee Shop

It was a caffeine-charged Hollywood whodunit: Just whose bright idea was the "Dumb Starbucks" coffee shop that popped up and started serving free drinks from the corner of an otherwise uncelebrated strip mall? (AJC.com)


Connecticut Mayor Seeks State Soda Tax

New Haven Mayor Toni Harp wants the state to impose proposing a soda tax to battle obesity. Harp says a 2 percent tax on high-calorie sugary drinks would reduce sales of the beverage and generate about $144 million in revenue. (CBS)


BevOps Early Bird Rate Expires Tomorrow

The special early bird rate for registering for this year's BevOps conference will expire tomorrow. This year's BevOps will be held at the Rio All Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas from April 22-25. Attendees can save $150 by registering by tomorrow.


Beer Fridge Makes Canadians Quite Popular

Many of the teams at the Olympics have places where they can go that have free snacks and drinks, but Molson’s celebration of Canada with this innovative beer machine may put them all to shame. (USA Today)