Daily News: France Won’t Do Wine-Free Meal With Iran’s President, AB Inbev & SABMiller Finally Seal the Deal

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

– AB Inbev and SABMiller’s merger has finally happened: SABMiller sells to AB InBev for close to $108 billion.

– On the other end of the brewing spectrum: The US dominates the craft brewing world.

– There’s science behind the old adage, “Beer before liquor, never been sicker.”

– French officials rain-checked dinner with the Iranian President after seeing the wine-free menu.

– Under 21s in Minnesota will have a reason to celebrate—and drink—if the state decides to lower the drinking age to eighteen.

– … while in the UK, police seized an impressive haul of alcohol from a house party attended by 100 minors.

– Finally, did you hear the one about the Florida cop who was too drunk to accept his award from Mothers Against Drunk Driving?

[Photo: Flickr/Simon Cocks]