The Liquid Projects Presents Craft: Spirits and Beer 11/8/13-11/10/13

The Liquid Projects Presents Craft: Spirits and Beer
CRAFT_Print_GA-VIP_PrintFlyer_v3November 8-10, 2013
Soho Studios
2136 NW 1st Ave
Miami, FL 33127
www.theliquidprojects.com

CRAFT: Spirits & Beer (CRAFT), a namesake three day program concentrating on the beverage industry’s fastest growing segment announces their roster for industry and public festivities. The event, which takes place from November 8 – 10, 2013, will anchor with a tasting gallery experience on November 9, 2013 and will include educational panel discussions hosted by some of the industry’s most influential beverage specialists, a masters’ dinner series as well as after-hour festivities.

Taking over Soho Studios in Miami’s Wynwood district, CRAFT will showcase some of the industry’s best artisanal spirits and beers. Curated by a distinguished advisory board, each producer will be carefully evaluated to ensure there is a perfect blend. Thus far, an exciting line up of exhibitors include brands like Koval, High West Distillery, Dry Fly Distilling and Benromach Distillery, Balcones, St. George, Miami Club Rum, Atsby Vermouth, Cape Distillers, Compass Box and Tuthilltown Spirits.

Beverage enthusiasts will have their chance to participate in several great events with proceeds benefitting the Florida Craft Distillers Guild and Florida Brewers Guild. Tickets are available for purchase online at www.craftspiritsandbeer.com/tickets:

Tasting Gallery Experience: Enjoy a true craft experience with unique beverages perfectly paired with some of the city’s most authentic eats. Tickets for the tasting gallery experience can be purchased for an early price of $50 per person for general admission (3 p.m. to 6 p.m.) or $75 per person for VIP (2 p.m. to 6 p.m.)

Educational Panel Discussions: Panel Discussions offer on trend topics like What is Craft? with special guest Chuck Cowdery and The Art of Scotch Whisky Blending with John Glaser. Tickets for seminars range in price and start at $25 per person.

Masters Dinner Series: Taking place on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights, the dinners are both educational and intimate. Dinners include Artisanal Cognacs at Copper Box with host Nicolas Palazzi ($170 per person), American Craft Whisky at Michael’s Genuine Food and Drink with Chuck Cowdery ($150 per person) and Balcones Whiskey Pairing Dinner with Chip Tate at Yardbird ($150 per person).

Craft Cocktail BBQ: James Beard-nominated mixologists Elad Zvi and Gabriel Orta of The Broken Shaker will host a craft cocktail barbecue, sponsored by High West, St. George, Dry Fly and Tapatio. The event is complimentary and invite only.

“As we have seen over the past decade with food, both in our homes and restaurants, people are more aware and concerned with knowing the source of what they consume and how it’s made. The farm-to-table movement is really a nod to old processes, a step back in time,” says Massolo. “With CRAFT, I hope to bridge a similar gap, one that grows the understanding of and appreciation for small batch spirits and beers being made with great care; many, following family recipes, helping revive their surrounding community or following historic and traditional guidelines.”  

In addition to CRAFT, Massolo has launched Spirited Sirens the blog and Spirited Sirens: A Tasting Event, the latter a series of “offline interactives” geared towards women. Both companies are subsidiaries of her parent company, The Liquid Projects.

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