Daily News: China’s Top Craft Brewers, The Manhattan Cocktail Classic Returns

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

– After a three year break, the Manhattan Cocktail Classic will return this May.

– Bon Appétit explores the history of cream ale.

– This St. Patrick’s Day, the beloved New York Irish pub, Neary’s, will celebrate it’s 50th anniversary.

– Ab InBev is seeking to acquire several of China’s top craft breweries.

– Finally, The Daily Beast unravels the role of rum in St. Patrick’s Day.

[Photo: Flickr/Chris Waits]