Lance Winters, Proprietor and Master Distiller, St. George Spirits
Marko Karakasevic, Master Distiller, Charbay Winery & Distillery
Davorin Kuchan, Proprietor and Master Distiller, Old World Spirits
Salvatore Cimino, Master Distiller and Proprietor, 1512 Spirits
Virginia Miller, Head Food and Drink Writer, SF Bay Guardian - Moderator
In Northern California, we're surrounded by celebrity chefs and artisan eateries that take pride in their use of all that is local. Luckily for us, this home-grown sensibility overflows into the world of hootch. Bay Area craft distillers like St. George and Charbay drive the handcrafted cocktail scene, creating community-conscious and drinkably delicious products that pay tribute to the locavore spirit. Their hyper-local beverages compete with the top foreign and national brands on drink menus across the country. Our panel of malt masters will speak to the art of beverage creation, the modern craft movement and the Bay Area's rich culinary traditions.
Join us for the inside scoop on drinking by the bay, followed by a tasting from the best local boozeries including St. George Spirits, Charbay Winery and Distillery, Old World Spirits, 1512 Spirits and Osocalis Distillery.
Location: Lafayette Veterans Memorial Hall, 3780 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Lafayette
Time: 5:45 p.m. check-in, 6:30 p.m. program, 7:30 p.m. tasting reception
Cost: $30 standard, $15 members
Also know: Tickets include tasting reception; must be 21+ to attend