Well technically they didn’t discover this per se, but it appears they are about to finally classify the drink as an alcoholic beverage.
Russia has finally decided to change Beer’s legal classification from a food item to alcohol. Apparently the drink has been able to avoid all of the harsh legal restrictions placed on it by being considered food. We are all for beer as food so we are sad to see this change for our Russian friends. Guess it is back to the Vodka for them.