Your daily dose of news and happenings from around the drink-o-sphere:
– Londoner Sam Cullen has embarked on a mission to complete London’s longest pub crawl, aiming to visit a pub for all 270 stations on the Underground.
– A Massachusetts craft beer distributor—penalized last month for paying Boston bars to stock its products—will pay a record-setting $2.6 million fine to avoid a 90-day liquor license suspension.
– Hard sodas like Not Your Father’s Root Beer have found a market among beer-drinking men.
– Winemakers Devin Shomaker and Chris Papalia of Rooftop Reds winery have planted a vineyard on a 14,000-square-foot rooftop in Brooklyn and expect their first wines to be sold in 2017.
– With sparkling wine production dating back to 1662, English wineries in Surrey and Sussex have applied for the European Union’s Protected Designation of Origin status.
– Finally, Anheuser-Busch InBev has agreed to sell the SABMiller property Snow—the best-selling beer in the world—to China’s government-controlled brewer, China Resources Beer Holdings Co.
[Photo: Flickr/Shawn Hoke]