Tickets for Thirst Boston are now on sale at ThirstBoston.com. The 3-day gathering of talented bartenders, beverage connoisseurs and industry icons from Boston and beyond takes place November 9th -11th with dozens of curated seminars and events featuring the science, craft and taste of everything from cocktails to coffee to beer.
Opening night kicks off Saturday, November 9th at the Harvard Club with a gala called The Thing a mix of old and new Boston with classic cocktails with modern flair, presented by the best bartenders around town. Sunday and Monday activities include educational seminars, spirited tasting suites, special lunches like High Tea and Tipples with Drambuie and Appleton Estate Jamaican Bartender's Brunch, and hands-on “happy hour” mixology workshops by Sapphire East World Bazaar and House of Bols Bartending Academy. Each evening culminates in merriment with Sunday's Blender Bender, a 1980's tiki-themed frozen blender cocktail competition between 12 Boston's bartenders, and Monday's Stars, Stripes, and Swing, a 1940's-styled big band bash benefiting the USO.
To wet your whistle, Thirst Boston seminars include such fascinating subjects as:
a “Boston Cocktails: Past, Present, and Future” - Join legends of Boston mixology, Jackson Cannon (The Hawthorne, Eastern Standard), Josh Childs (Silvertone, Trina’s Starlite) and John Gertsen (Drink) as they trace the drinking footsteps of Bostonians from colonial times to modern day mixology.
a “The Rise and Fall and Rise of the Tiki Bar” - From the 1930s through the 1960s, America was swept away by a Polynesian-inspired revolution: The Tiki Bar. This seminar will have a special emphasis on the history of Tiki in the Greater Boston Area led by acclaimed mixologist Willy Shine.
a “Location, Location, Location. Terroir and Merroir” – Join Misty Kalkofen, Brand Ambassador to Del Maguey Mezcals and Tom Schlesinger-Guidelli, General Manager of Island Creek Oyster Bar for this fascinating look at terroir and merroir in what we eat and drink: wine, mezcal, rhum agricole, coffee and of course, oysters.
a “Japanese Whisky: Pride. Perfection. Passion.” - Join Nick Korn, Japanese whisky enthusiast and bartender around town, and Alyssa DiPasquale, advanced sake professional and manager of O Ya restaurant, to learn the history and cultural significance of Japanese whisky and taste the brand Nikka’s range of expressions.
Ticket prices will range from $20-75.00 and both 1-day and weekend passes are available in limited quantities.
For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit www.ThirstBoston.com or follow on Twitter @ThirstBoston or Facebook.com/ThirstBoston