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Saturday, August 11, 2007

Great American Distillers Festival

One more reason we love living in Portland—so many fantastic drink events! In two weeks (August 25-26), the 3rd Annual Great American Distillers Festival will take place at the Gerding Theater in Portland's Pearl District. Craft distillers from around the country will be on hand doing tastings and seminars, and there will also be a fun mixology competition with professional bartenders showcasing their stuff. Tickets are $10, which gets you 3 pours, and then additional pours are $1 each after that. There will also be food and live music, and part of the event's proceeds go back to Portland Center Stage, which is a wonderful theater group. Hope to see you there!

Saturday, Aug 25, 11 a.m-8 p.m. | Sunday, Aug 26, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
$10 per person for 3 pours; $1 per pour thereafter
Mixology Competition: Saturday, 1-4:30 p.m. | Sunday 1-5 p.m.
Gerding Theater: 128 NW 11th Ave. (at Davis), Portland, Ore.


annie said...

Sounds fun--thanks for the lowdown!

steven said...

Is there any charge to watch the competition?

Imbibe Magazine said...

Your $10 ticket price includes entry to watch the competition. It should be a lot of fun. Over a dozen bartenders will be competing in six different spirit categories, then the finalists will have to make a cocktail with a mystery ingredient that will be presented to them on the spot.

Anonymous said...

I heard oregon crafted liquor from Indio Spirits is going to be there. Is that true? Because they make the best vodak!

Imbibe said...

Yes, Indio is indeed slated to be there with their lemongrass-lime vodka. Cheers!