T.G.I. Friday’s fined $500k for switching out pricey liquor for cheap booze. [Eater]

Israeli designer makes world’s most straightforward beer labels. [Food Republic]

Three variants on the gin and tonic, summer’s quintessential cocktail. [Bon Appetit]

The Great American Beer Festival sold out in 60 minutes flat. [Beer Street Journal]

Mixology goes populist at Tales of the Cocktail. [Serious Drinks]