... but not for long! After two sold-out years, we’re just a small handful of tickets away from selling out again this year. You can buy your tickets here for only $40, which gets you a full day of discussion panels featuring our hand-picked experts, spirit and cocktail tastings during sessions, plus six complimentary cocktails during the three social hours we have scheduled throughout the day.
These social hours are hosted by Stone Barn Brandyworks, New Deal Distillery, and Campari, with cocktails created by some of Portland and San Francisco’s best bartenders: David Shenaut (Rum Club, Beaker & Flask, Teardrop Lounge), Lydia Reissmueller (Central), Stuart Green (San Francisco’s Bourbon & Branch), and Allison Webber (Irving Street Kitchen, Bourbon & Branch).
And to recap our session lineup:
The Art of Tasting — House Spirits distiller Colin Howard and Tony Devencenzi from San Francisco’s Bourbon & Branch will teach you proper techniques for tasting spirits, which will help you refine your preferences, plan better pairings, and create your own fantastic cocktails.
Scotch: It’s easier than you think — Scotch doesn’t have to be intimidating. Whiskey expert Stuart Ramsay and Kask’s Tommy Klus will discuss the varieties of Scotch, the effect region has on their flavors, and why learning about it is not as hard as you might think.
The Perfect Host — Last year you learned that yes, you can entertain. Now put that knowledge to use. Cocktail consultant Morgan Schick will teach you the skills of cocktail party menu planning and how to accommodate your guests on any budget.
Introduction to Aperitifs — Aperitifs aren’t just for pre-dinner happy hour. Neil Kopplin, creator of Imbue Vermouth, and Patrick Taylor will discuss their history, use, and the variety, and get ideas on how and why to incorporate them into your home bar.
Convinced? You should be. Buy your tickets now! (while you still can)