Daily News: Chicago’s Classic Cocktails, A Surge In Blonde Ales

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Your daily dose of news and happenings from around the drink-o-sphere:

Chicago claims very few classic cocktails as its own, but Joseph Hernandez highlights a few.

Riverbend Malt House in North Carolina is one of only 60 such establishments across North America.

– David Wondrich highlights the most traditional places to drink in Amsterdam.

– Joshua Bernstein on the surge of brewers embracing blonde ales.

– Finally, October asks, is sour the new IPA?

[Photo: Flickr/Adam Barhan]