Daily News: A History of Large-Format Cocktails, A Wave of Super-Premium Tequila

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

Super-premium tequila is having a moment in the U.S. with over 100 brands competing with Patrón.

Food Republic interviews Rob Tod, three-time James Beard Award nominee and Allagash Brewery founder.

The 500-year-old Mortlake brewery in London will be auctioning off its equipment, including 2,000 liter vats previously used to produce Red Barrel, Michelob and Budweiser.

– Finally, Eater explores the history and resurgence of large-format cocktails.

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