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?
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