Daily News: The Art of Making A Cocktail, Church Labels Craft Beer “the Devil’s Craft”

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

– In response to a church-sponsored advertisement stating, “craft beer is the devil’s craft,” a local taproom is offering discounted beer to customers who present the newspaper clipping.

Six Burgundy wineries will pool their grapes to jointly produce a wine from the 2016 vintage, following a poor growing season.

– In an effort to expand its own offerings while growing the craft beer market in Japan, Kirin has bought a stake in Brooklyn Brewery.

– Robert Simonson breaks down the art of making a good cocktail.

– Finally, Roads & Kingdoms explores Pakistan’s complicated relationship with alcohol.

[Photo: Flickr/Benjamin Nussbaum]