California Banning Caffeinated Beer
Sen. Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) wrote SB 39 in response to several incidents in which young drinkers were hospitalized for alcohol overdoses while using caffeinated beer.
"The added caffeine masks the effects of the high alcohol content, which can lead to binge drinking and dangerous behavior,” Padilla said. He said drinking a single caffeinated beer beverage has been compared with drinking five cans of beer and one cup of coffee.
From the August 2, 2011,Prepared Foods' Daily News.