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SF Weekly's DRINK - Spirits, Beer, Wine and Cocktail Tasting


Saturday March 12th 2011
6:00PM to 9:00PM

950 Mason Street
Fairmont Hotel

Are you ready to drink? Good, so are we. This year SF Weekly will be kicking off its First Annual DRINK Spirits, Beer, Wine and Cocktail tasting event presented by Hoegaarden, Leffe, and Stella Artois. With the growing trend of innovative cocktails and fine spirits, especially in San Francisco, SF Weekly feels it is their duty as good citizens to put on an event where readers will have the chance to sample all of these alcoholic delicacies. Join us Saturday, March 12 at the elegant Fairmont Hotel from 7pm - 9pm for a night dedicated to fun, friends and the adult beverages that make everything funnier and everyone friendlier.

Sample over 30 products from a variety of categories including whiskey, rum, pisco, vodka, liqueurs and even beer, while representatives educate you about the unique characteristics of each brand. Head over to the bar for a specialty cocktail or fuel your sampling with the light appetizers that will be provided by the Fairmont. If that's not enough, enjoy the live entertainment scheduled throughout the event. If all this indulging is making you feel guilty, SF Weekly has you covered. As part of the event SF Weekly is partnering with the charitable organizations the Barbary Coast Conservancy of the American Cocktail and the United States Bartender's Guild. Booze, food, fun and charity? That's something we all can drink to.

All attendees will receive a souvenir tasting glass, to enjoy their spirits.


Beers: 21st Ammendment, Craft Brewers, Crispin Cider, Magnolia, New Belgium, Toronado, Trumer Pils...

Spirits: Barsol Pisco, Blackheart Rum, Brugal Rum, Combier Liqueur, Distillery No. 209 Gin, Don Q Rum, Karlssons Vodka, Milagro Tequila, Nolet's Finest Gin, Pama, Solerno Liqueur, Square One Organic Spirits, St. George Spirits, The Knot Irish Whisky, VAD Vodka, Veev Acai Liqueur, William Grant Spirits...

Other: Artessa Wines, Barefoot Cellars, Philz Coffee, Santasti, The Wine Club...

and more TBA...


As this is a Liquor Sampling event, we STRONGLY ENCOURAGE the use of Public Transportation. However for those that will have Designated Drivers the following parking lots are in the area:

Fairmont Hotel Garage: Powell Street between California and Sacramento
Masonic Center: California Street between Taylor and Jones
Grace Cathedral: Taylor Street between California and Sacramento
Crocker Garage: California Street between Taylor and Mason
Brocklebank Garage: Sacramento Street between Mason and Powell
Sutter-Stockton Garage: Stockton Street between Sutter and Bush *(BEST DEAL)
California Parking Garage: Sutter Street between Jones and Leavenworth
Butterick Garage: Sutter Street between Jones and Leavenworth
State Garage: Leavenworth between Sutter and Bush