Daily News: The Story of the Julep Strainer, Drinking At New York’s Oldest Bars

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

Maryland’s newest distillery, Blue Dyer, was founded by two ex-cops.

– Aaron Goldfarb bar crawls through New York’s oldest bars.

– A Finnish brewery has released a 1,000-pack of beer.

– Allen Katz of New York Distilling Co. boasts one of the most impressive rye collections in the city.

– Wayne Curtis shares the history of the julep strainer.

– Finally, the Finnish spring festival, Vappu, involves a lot of alcohol.

[Photo: Flickr/(vincent desjardins)]