To keep Between the Bars – and you – up-to-date, this weekly post provides a compilation of both the amusing and the significant (mostly the amusing) local stories from the last few days that I've found by keeping a sharp eye on the local newswire. Enjoy the wealth of information, dear readers. You deserve it.
• The Daily Beast put together its annual list of “America’s Drunkest Cities” and, as it turns out, Milwaukee is ranked only number three in 2011, down from number one in 2010. What does this mean? Clearly, we need to hit the bottle harder in 2012.
• Sunday's shootout win against the Lions, 45-41, polished off arguably the Packers' best regular season EVER. They're 15-1, the NFC's top seed with home field advantage, and just three wins separate the Pack from a 5th Vince Lombardi Trophy, reports the Journal Sentinel.