The first annual Craft Spirits Carnival kicks off in San Francisco October 13-14 at Fort Mason Festival Pavilion from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.
San Francisco Craft Spirits Carnival welcomes the public to learn about these hand-crafted spirits while experiencing the unique “try it and buy it” approach of the event by buying their favorite craft distilled spirits on the spot. This unique setting will offer an unprecedented approach to entertainment, with a Cirque-du-Soleil-type entertainment experience and atmosphere included in the admission price.
Leading things off is the newly formed California Artisanal Distillers Guild, which features 27 regional distilleries, including: Ascendant Spirits, Ballast Point, Domaine Charbay, Distillery 209, Dry Diggins Distillery, Essential Spirits, Five By Five Tonics, Falcon Spirits, Fogs End Distillery, Greenbar Collective, Greenway Distillers, Hello Sonoma, Lost Spirits, Marian Farms, Napa Valley Distillery, Old World Spirits, Osocalis Distillery, Paso Robles Craft Distilling, Seabright Brewery, St. George Spirits, Spirit Works Distillery, Stillwater Spirits, Tahoe Moonshine Distillery, Treasure Island Distillery, Valley Spirits, Ventura Limoncello and 1512 Spirits.
Firewater Partners CEO/Event Producer, Cornelius Geary
“San Francisco is the leading U.S. market for the craft spirits movement,” “Craft spirits are a juggernaut; there is a huge groundswell of interest and it’s visible in the marketplace, with the rise of new ultra-premium brands and dozens of new distilleries, seasoned mixologists and a new wave of media focusing on craft spirits. We saw that this was the perfect time and place to put on this type of event.”
Tickets are $125 per person for either day; a VIP 2-day pass is $200. Tickets can be purchased at www.craftspiritscarnival.eventbrite.com.
A complete list of the participating producers is here: www.craftspiritscarnival.com/participating-brands.