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Thirst 2017 Schedule

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

Enjoy sample cocktails from Wyborowa vodka. [...]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

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

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 RoomWilly Shine
1:45 pm - 3:15 pm In Bitters We Trust

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, BCAEBryan 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 Licor 43 Pop-Up Bar

Enjoy sample cocktails made with Licor 43 [...]Read More...

BCAE, Ocean Room
3:30 pm - 7:30 pm Inspired Beverage Tasting

Taste around the world and meet the people behind many of the brands [...]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

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, Ezra Star, Jordan Bushell, Sean Frederick, Zahra Bates
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, Scott Mayer, Willy Shine
5:15 pm - 6:45 pm The Daiquiri’s Storied Past

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
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

Sample cocktails with Rhum Barbancourt [...]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

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 Blending to Perfection: The Quest for Triple Terroir in WhistlePig Whiskey

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, Green Mountain 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, BCAEGardner Dunn, Jan Brown, Raj Sabharwal, Scott Pugh
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 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
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 Bruicladdich 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, 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...

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