Long Trail Grows; Rum on the Rise

• Vermont’s Long Trail Brewing is set to buy rival Otter Creek. [Herald]

• As tropical drinks move to the forefront of mixology, rum is making a comeback. [NYT]

• Brunch service is on the rise in bars. [NYT]

• McDonald’s president Ralph Alvarez is stepping down at the end of the month due to health-related concerns. [NRN]

• Former Saveur staffers have started Canal House Cooking, a self-published triannual food magazine. [NYT]

• An influx of wealth has made Hong Kong a new hub for wine. [WSJ]

Long Trail Grows; Rum on the Rise