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Thirst 2017 Schedule

Friday, April 28 Event Location
11:00 pm - 2:00 am St Germain After Party

Join St Germain at Drink for some delicious cocktail to end the night. [...]Read More...

Drink
11:00 pm - 1:00 am Gator Beach House featuring Bayou Satsuma.

Get a feel for the beach with refreshing tiki cocktails and our tasty Satsuma Liqueur [...]Read More...

Blue Dragon
Saturday, April 29 Event Location
11:30 am - 2:30 pm Wyborowa Wódka Pop-Up Bar

Not every vodka can call themselves a Polish vodka. Bring your friends, get to know us, and call us Wybo as our friends do. Na zdrowie! [...]Read More...

BCAE, Ocean Room
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Welcome to the Ice Dojo

Learn how and why ice matters and be able to try out some ice-carving techniques. [...]Read More...

BCAE, Elm RoomGardner Dunn
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Modernist Cocktails: Flavors of the Past, Techniques of the Future (SOLD OUT)

Learn how molecular and modernist approaches can transcend gimmick and contribute towards a dynamic bar culture. [...]Read More...

BCAE, Nutmeg RoomJustin Cardwell, Troy Clarke
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm An Afternoon With Jackson Cannon – SOLD OUT

Jackson Cannon, veteran barman and beverage director of Eastern Standard [...]Read More...

DrinkJackson Cannon
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Functional Flair: A Flippin’ Good Time

Functional Flair borrows the showmanship from flair and merges it with best practices [...]Read More...

BCAE, VacationlandMoe Isaza, Will Isaza
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Gintensive Education

Explore gin’s history and its current renaissance, including cutting-edge gins utilizing unique blends of botanicals. [...]Read More...

BCAE, Green Mountain RoomDavid McNicoll
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Herbalist’s Cabinet

A journey through the holistic medicinal properties of herbal remedies and an exploration of quality-of-life issues for bartenders [...]Read More...

BCAE, Granite RoomPatrick Gaggiano, Willy Shine
1:45 pm - 3:15 pm In Bitters We Trust (SOLD OUT)

Explore the unique world of bitters botanicals, through the lens of the classic Martini. [...]Read More...

BCAE, Nutmeg RoomColin Asare-Appiah, Ira Koplowitz, Nick Kosevich
1:45 pm - 3:15 pm Home-made to Household Name

See what it takes to grow to a business to scale in this industry [...]Read More...

BCAE, Green Mountain RoomMax Messier
1:45 pm - 3:15 pm Rum: Spirit of the Americas

From Caribbean to agricole to demerara to cachaça, each bottle tells a story of a people and a place. [...]Read More...

Bay State Room, BCAEBrother Cleve, Bryan Davis, Joe Cammarata, Juan Coronado, Kimi Winkler, Kiowa Bryan
1:45 pm - 3:15 pm Genever Say Never

Come curious about genever, the spirit you never knew you loved! [...]Read More...

BCAE, Granite RoomJen Davis, Sean Bucalo, Véronique Van Acker-Beittel
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm Tiki Take over with Licor 43

Come and experience a new take on Tiki with Licor 43. [...]Read More...

BCAE, Ocean Room
3:00 pm - 7:00 pm Inspired Beverage Portfolio Tasting

Craft tasting room open to all ticketholders. [...]Read More...

BCAE, Vacationland
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm The True Cost of the Bottle: Economic Sustainability in Mezcal

How can preservation and forward progress co-exist? [...]Read More...

BCAE, Granite RoomFrancisco Terrazas, Misty Kalkofen
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm The Ghost of Cocktails Past: A Historic Walking Tour – SOLD OUT

Follow Brother Cleve as he leads you on a tour of this town’s dive bar dark side [...]Read More...

Walking TourBrother Cleve
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm John Troia: The Indiana Jones of Lost and Forgotten Spirits (SOLD OUT)

Enjoy tastings of macerations, distillates, and spirits as you make your way from the past to the future of this versatile herb [...]Read More...

BCAE, Green Mountain RoomJohn Troia
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm Demystifying Cognac

Explore the history, process, aging, and terminology of cognac [...]Read More...

Bay State Room, BCAEAlain Royer, Daniel Tindal, Ezra Star, Jordan Bushell, Sean Frederick, Zahra Bates
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm Finishing Touches: Pairing Whiskey Cocktails and Food

Learn to put the finishing touch on your food, drinks, and pairings to make well-balanced, composed matches. [...]Read More...

BCAE, Nutmeg RoomAngel Teta
5:15 pm - 6:45 pm Casked Spirits: Six Scotch Whiskies for Everyone

Taste the wide variety of flavors that different casks impart, but also develope a deeper understanding of your personal preference [...]Read More...

BCAE, Granite RoomEthan Fixell
5:15 pm - 6:45 pm The Golden Age of Bitters: An Amaro by Any Other Name…

We can all agree that we are in the golden age of bitters. These bittersweet liqueurs are driving cocktail lists [...]Read More...

Bay State Room, BCAEJake Parrot, John Troia, Sam Treadway, Scott Mayer, Willy Shine
5:15 pm - 6:45 pm The Daiquiri: Building Block of a Cocktail Master

Discover the daiquiri's history and learn how different proportions and rums yield distinct flavors. [...]Read More...

BCAE, Nutmeg RoomHarrison Ginsberg
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm Thirst Boston Presents: State Lines

Join us to enjoy New England’s finest spirits, paired with carnival games and down-home fun. [...]Read More...

Innovation Design Center
10:00 pm - 1:00 am Kentucky Tiki with Four Roses

Join Four Roses and see what Kentucky Tiki is all about. [...]Read More...

Tavern Road
Sunday, April 30 Event Location
11:30 am - 6:30 pm Registration

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BCAE
11:30 am - 2:30 pm Rhum Barbancourt Pop-Up Bar

Rhum Barbancourt goes beyond rum, delivering Haiti’s iconic spirits from our shores to yours. [...]Read More...

BCAE, Ocean Room
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm An Afternoon with Nico de Soto

Travel around the world from your seat at the bar with Nico de Soto of NYC’s MACE and Paris’s DANICO [...]Read More...

DrinkNico de Soto
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Beyond the Margarita – SOLD OUT

Leave with a new appreciation for tequila’s role in a variety of cocktails and the ability to make them at home. [...]Read More...

BCAE, Elm RoomJared Sadoian
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Title Town: How to Make Friends & Win Cocktail Competitions

Bar champs talk about their individual approaches to preparation and presentation, and share tips and tricks to improve your skills [...]Read More...

BCAE, Vacationland Room ANaomi Levy, Ran Duan, Schuyler Hunton, Will Isaza
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm You Down with AOC?: Rhum Round Table with Kiowa Bryan

Have an intimate discussion with Kiowa Bryan [...]Read More...

BCAE, Green Mountain RoomKiowa Bryan
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Low-Proof Libations: Liqueurs, Cordials, and How to Use Them

Low-proof cocktails are just the latest iteration in a storied history of cocktail movements embracing cordials to add depth and balance [...]Read More...

Bay State Room, BCAEHenry Preiss, Jake Parrot, John Troia, Justin Cardwell, Kevin Mabry, Schuyler Hunton
1:45 pm - 3:15 pm Art & Soul: How to Create Envy Through Drink Presentation

Tenzin will share his secrets on focal point, composition, color, and more with you in this interactive seminar. [...]Read More...

BCAE, Nutmeg RoomTenzin Samdo
1:45 pm - 3:15 pm FarmStock: The Quest for Whiskey’s Triple Terrior

Gain first-hand insight into the fascinating world of whiskey blending by tasting and blending component whiskeys [...]Read More...

BCAE, Vacationland Room BDave Pickerell
1:45 pm - 3:15 pm Tiki AF: Trader Cleve’s History in a Mug

Take an in-depth look at the drinks and spirits that define tiki and its intoxicating exotica. [...]Read More...

BCAE, Granite RoomBrother Cleve
1:45 pm - 3:15 pm Around the World with Single Malts

Taste some of the finest whiskey from around the globe under the tutelage of a panel of experts [...]Read More...

Bay State Room, BCAEAnna Hoptry, Daniel Tindal, Gardner Dunn, Jan Brown, Jenna Murphy, Raj Sabharwal
1:45 pm - 3:15 pm A Lifelong Quest for Specialty Spirits: Importing The Best

Learn how Henry Preiss' unique ability to see the promise in small brands has led him to industry success. [...]Read More...

BCAE, Green Mountain RoomHenry Preiss
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm Gin Lab: Discovering Botanicals and Your Personal Preference

Use what you learn to blend botanical infusions and make your own gin [...]Read More...

BCAE, Vacationland Room AWilliam Codman
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm Bar Science: Perfect Ingredients for Superlative Drinks

The science, history, tips, and techniques of stocking your bar with consistently high-quality ingredients [...]Read More...

BCAE, Granite RoomJosh Terrill
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm Tequila: Mexico’s Ambassador to the World

Find out how the ancient peoples of Mexico used agave and agave-based spirits, and discover how tequila ended up a staple at contemporary cocktail bars. [...]Read More...

Bay State Room, BCAEDavid Alan
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm Making The Complex Clear

Learn to use techniques like flavor mapping and analytic tasting to hone your ability to distinguish flavors and practice creating a cocktail with attention to each element of a base spirit. [...]Read More...

BCAE, Elm RoomMicah Melton
5:15 pm - 6:45 pm Irish Whiskey: Tales of the Emerald Isle

Find out about illicit Poitín, what the major historical styles of Irish whiskey are, and what Irish craft cocktail culture is like today. [...]Read More...

BCAE, Granite RoomBrother Cleve, Donal O’Gallachoir, Kirsten Amann
5:15 pm - 6:45 pm Sugar, Sugar: Pastry & Cocktails

You’ll try Bruichladdich black pepper ice cream sandwiches with gingersnaps, classic carrot cake with Mount Gay buttercream and coconut caramel, and more over the course of this sweet seminar. [...]Read More...

BCAE, Nutmeg RoomKate Holowchik
5:15 pm - 6:45 pm Fondue and FonDon’t: Pairing Cheese with Sherry

Focus on cheese and sherry pairing and taste a variety of combinations [...]Read More...

BCAE, Vacationland Room BDavid Robinson, Steve Dragun
5:15 pm - 6:45 pm Mezcal: A True Taste of Mexico

A tasting guided by representatives of some of the world’s most respected agave producers [...]Read More...

Bay State Room, BCAEArik Torren, Danny Mena, Esteban Morales, Joaquin Meza, Misty Kalkofen, Sofia Acosta
5:15 pm - 6:45 pm Defining Craft

You’ll enjoy tastes from local brands while learning what the craft stands for now. [...]Read More...

BCAE, Green Mountain RoomKate Palmer, Nick Demjen
8:30 pm - 11:30 pm Gender Bender Blender Bender: Presented by Vitamix

Teams of bartenders compete in a high-stakes duel for fame, glory, and a brand new Vitamix blender. [...]Read More...

Whiskey Saigon
11:30 pm - 2:30 am After Party with Fernet Branca

Join Fernet Branca for a toast before last call! [...]Read More...

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