Daily News: Bong-Smoked Cocktails, Simon Ford’s “Flavor Map”

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

– Paste chats with Mikkeller co-founder, Mikkel Borg Bjergsø, as the Danish brewery prepares to bring the Copenhagen Beer Festival to the U.S.

– Napa Valley’s Duck Wine Co. has been bought for an estimated $600 million by TSG Consumer Partners, owners of Vitaminwater, popchips and Muscle Milk.

– Simon Ford reveals the previously undisclosed “flavor map” that served as the blueprint for Ford’s Gin.

Bong-smoked cocktails are the latest menu item at LA’s vegan Mexican restaurant, Gracias Madre.

– Finally, Motherboard offers an in-depth look at the artificial intelligence used to brew beer.

[Photo: Flickr/jenny downing]