California banning caffeine-laced alcoholic beverages

December 29, 2011 5:43:17 PM PST
New Year's Eve may be the last time you'll be able to quaff one type of alcoholic beverage -- those laced with caffeine.

Starting Jan. 1, a new law takes effect in California that will ban the sale of beer that has caffeine added as a separate ingredient.

The caffeinated beer has been a popular drink among college students.

The state passed the ban last summer in response to several incidents in which drinkers were hospitalized after consuming the caffeine-laced beer.