In Ireland, stout giving way to cappuccino

A survey by a major research firm says drinking cappuccino is threatening to become more popular than beer in Ireland.

The survey, called "Sober Ireland?," found that people in Ireland drank an average of three gallons less alcohol last year than they did in 2000, the London Telegraph reported.

In addition to the lower alcohol consumption, the survey says drinking every night at the local pub is becoming less socially acceptable, the Telegraph said.

Traditional pub life, the survey found, is being replaced by a continental culture that favors coffee drinking.