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Sunday, August 13, 2017

Craft Spirits Festival is coming back in the Fall


The Craft Spirits Festival (CSF), returns for its 5th year from October 9 - 13. This is the original exhibition of craft, artisanal, boutique, super premium, small-batch spirits and cocktails.

The CSF showcases spirit producers, brand ambassadors, bartenders and beverage industry leaders who are influencing today’s craft spirit and craft cocktail culture. The CSF also provides the opportunity for consumers to learn, interact and truly experience spirits & cocktails. 

While the five-day celebration will peak with the “Grand Tasting” at the Cruz Building in Coconut Grove, the preceding days are packed with bartender competitions, happy hours and more. 

Here are some of the activities:

Saturday, October 7
The CSF Kick-Off Pop-Up Bar happens at a secret location in Miami. A small number of ticket buyers will be chosen to join the industry professionals, bartenders and other VIP’s to this very special event featuring one of a kind cocktails at a secret speakeasy location. 
By invitation only.

Monday, October 9
BareKnuckle Bartender Finale at TBD at 8 pm. Come watch Miami bartenders compete to make their best cocktails to earn the coveted title of Craft Spirits Fest’s BareKnuckle Bartender Champ. Free and open to the public. Details to come.

Tuesday, October 10
Smoke & Spirits, our celebration of cigar and spirits, featuring our Official Cigar Sponsor – Drew Estate happens at Prime Cigar in Brickell. 
Open to the public. Ticketed event. Details to come.

Wednesday, October 11
In honor of the Breast Cancer Awareness month, they present the 4th Annual Women, Whiskey & Wieners at The Mighty (2224 Coral Way). Featuring the finest women in the spirits industry representing: Glenfiddich, Michter’s, Old Forrester, Wild Turkey and more. A $20 donation will score you some awesome American Whiskey samples, cocktails and house-made wieners and more.  Open to the public. Tickets available at the door.

Friday, October 13
The Grand Tasting is the Craft Spirit Festival's main event, and it’s happening from 7:30 to 10:30 pm at the Cruz Building in Coconut Grove (3157 Commodore Plaza). This event brings together 30+ spirit producers from across the country/world for a comprehensive, large-scale tasting event. Over 120+ different spirits and cocktails will be available to sample. At bars throughout the building, Miami’s best bartenders from the U.S. Bartenders’ Guild will serve amazing craft cocktails. Pair a cocktail with free food samples from local restaurants. Tickets for Grand Tasting are $75 and are extremely limited. 
Tickets available at: CraftSpiritsFest2017.Mixstir.com

Friday, October 13-14
Any great Party needs a great “After Party."  The Tank Brewing Co. will present the CSF Beer Chaser, after imbibing all those great spirits; nothing is better than a nice cold brew.  The After Party starts at 10 pm and will continue until the wee hours at Taurus: Beer & Whisk(e)y House (3524 Main Hwy). Attendees of the Grand Tasting receive a complimentary Tank brew plus other food and drink specials throughout the night!


For more information of the Craft Spirits Festival Week of events and for tickets please visit CraftSpiritsFest.com

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