Monday, May 2, 2016

Craft Spirits Festival approaches at UCCS

Posted By on Mon, May 2, 2016 at 2:25 PM

The second annual Colorado Craft Spirits Festival is set for 6 p.m., Saturday, May 21 in the UCCS Dusty Loo Bon Vivant Theater, home to Theatreworks

Tickets are $50, with all proceeds headed back to local organizations, including the theater company. Here's all the other pertinent info you'll need to know to attend, including a list of featured distilleries:

We're combining the festival expertise of the All Colorado Beer Festival, the intimacy of the theater and the finest spirits distilled in Colorado to give you a truly extraordinary night out. This is more than just sampling whiskeys, rums, vodkas and bourbons. We'll have food - from your favorite local restaurants, music - from local jazz musicians, and even mini-classes from distillers and bartenders. One ticket gets you all access to everything above AND supports nonprofits in Colorado Springs. 100% of proceeds from ACBF events are granted back to local organizations (they've given away over $300,000 to non profits, including THEATREWORKS)! Join us. Reservations are required and we anticipate this will sell out very quickly, so please buy your tickets today. Must be 21 to enter, valid ID required.

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Distilleries:
3 Hundred Days of Shine, Altitude Spirits, Axe and the Oak Distillery, Boathouse Distillery, Breckenridge Distillery, Cockpit Craft Distillery, Distillery 291, Downslope Distillery, Laws Whiskey House, Lee Spirits, Leopold Brothers, Mile High Spirits Distillery, Rising Sun Distillery, Spirits of the Rockies, Vapor Distillery, and Wood’s High Mountain Distillery. Six of these distillers recently won medals at the Denver International Spirits Competition.
Also returning this year as a sponsor is Coaltrain Wine & Spirits who promises to fill in some gaps for distilleries not able to come. Music will be by the Ian Ferguson Jazz Trio. The education seminar lineup includes a session on Mixology by Luis, the bar manager from The Famous, How to Taste Spirits, Moonshine in Colorado, the Distilling Process, and Defining Spirits Types.

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