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The Countdown Begins! 15 Days Until the First Annual Boston Cocktail Summit Tickets on Sale Now

Citywide Cocktail Festival October 4-6, 2012.
  • <strong>October 4th - 6th, 2012</strong>
    BOSTON, MA, September 19, 2012 /24-7PressRelease/ -- The Greater Boston Beverage Society has opened ticket sales for the First Annual Boston Cocktail Summit, to be held October 4-6, 2012.

The three-day celebration of Greater Boston's cocktail culture is the first-ever city-wide cocktail event and is designed for industry professionals and consumers alike. Parties, trade exhibits, and seminars will highlight the city's fascinating history of mixology and will spotlight New England's breweries, wineries, and distilleries.

The Boston Cocktail Summit will be open to the public and will allow local enthusiasts to celebrate, commiserate, learn about, and enjoy great cocktails both classic and contemporary. Mixology superstars like James Beard Award winner Dale "King Cocktail" DeGroff and Tony Abou-Ganim, inventor of the Cable Car Cocktail, will dazzle with creative and classic cocktails. Celebrated Boston chefs will prepare delicious cocktail dinners, and local and international spirits authorities like Godfather of the Boston cocktail scene, Brother Cleve, "Wine Geek" Steve Olson, author Doug Frost, and Dushan Zaric, co-owner of New York City's Employees Only and Macao Trading Co. will offer informative and educational seminars.

Key seminars and events include:

Seminars
Greasing the Hub: How They Made 'Em in Boston - David Wondrich
The Agave Session: Magical Elixirs of Mexico - Steve Olson
Rum for All: The World's Greatest Rums Face-to-Face - Paul Pacult & Sean Ludford
Do You Speak Amari? - Francesco Lafranconi
Spirits Tasting in a Blind - Steve Olson and Doug Frost
The Subtle Nuances of Vodka - Tony Abou-Ganim
Born to Mix: Classic and Contemporary Spirits "Made" for Cocktails - Dushan Zaric
*A full detailed schedule for each day can be found by following these links:
- http://www.bostoncocktailsummit.com/thursday-schedule.html
- http://www.bostoncocktailsummit.com/friday-schedule.html
- http://www.bostoncocktailsummit.com/saturday-schedule.html

Highlighted events:

On the Town with Dale DeGroff -- Award-winning mixologist and author, Dale DeGroff, presents an evening of stories, cocktails and songs from legendary watering holes and his forty years of working and carousing them.

It's A Roast! of Gaz Regan -- The first of its kind event in the world of cocktails, enjoy a fun filled cocktail party at The Royal Sonesta Hotel Skyline Room full of revelry and more! Six of Gaz Regan's peers have at him in a fun and funny roast in the classic Friar's Club style. Hosted by Steve Olsen, you'll hear the escapades of Gaz from insiders of the Bartending World.

Mr. Boston 75th Anniversary Celebration -- The "Mr. Boston" name is known not only for its brands of distilled spirits, but also for its unique reference book, Old Mr. Boston Official Bartender's Guide. The Guide was first published 1935 and is celebrating its 75th printing in 2012! Hosted by Anniversary Edition Editor Jonathan Pogash, you will enjoy eight of the newest cocktails to be added to the book.

Beam's Bourbon County BBQ -- Join in the revelry as Beam Bourbons host the BBQ of the year! Enjoy some of the finest Kentucky bourbons along with south of the border tequilas and ice cold beers paired with the best New England BBQ.

Craft and Fine Spirits Showcase -- The Craft & Fine Spirits Showcase, adjacent to the Park Plaza seminar rooms, offers the opportunity to sample some of the most unique spirits from around the world by some of the finest producers of craft and fine spirits. Seminar ticket holders receive complimentary access.

Liberty Libations -- Kick off the inaugural 'Boston Cocktail Summit' in style on Thursday October 4th, 7:30-10pm. Explore the new Boston 'Tea Party Ships' Museum on Boston's spectacular waterfront while enjoying signature cocktails and delicious New England fare including "lobstah" rolls, clam chowder, Fenway Franks and more!

National Vodka Day Party featuring the Moscow Mule -- Toast the world's #1 selling spirit - vodka! Join Russian Standard and Barritt's Ginger Beer as they celebrate National Vodka Day at Stoddard's.

Bacardi 150th Anniversary Party -- Come celebrate 150 years of Bacardi tradition with a Havana style party at The Royal Sonesta Patio & Terrace!

Established in September 2011 by local mixologists Alexei Beratis, of Inspired Beverage Inc, and Jamie Walsh, Beverage Manager of Stoddard's Fine Food and Ale, the Greater Boston Beverage Society is a not-for-profit organization developed to preserve and promote Boston's cocktail and hospitality culture and spirits history while supporting local and national beverage industry-related charities. The Boston Cocktail Summit aims to promote and elevate the great food and beverage traditions of New England, offering a cocktail festival that is at once informative, educational, fun, and quintessentially Boston.

Tickets for the Boston Cocktail Summit include The Summit Pass, which allows access for all three days, is $325.00. For more information as well as a full schedule for the Summit, please visit: www.bostoncocktailsummit.com

Individual Tickets $25-$55
Follow us at www.facebook.com/BosBevSoc and Twitter: @cocktailsummit

About The Boston Cocktail Summit
The Boston Cocktail Summit will be a three-day celebration of Greater Boston's cocktail culture designed to highlight the city's fascinating history of mixology, New England's breweries, wineries, and distilleries, and raise funds to help local charities. The Boston Cocktail Summit will celebrate the culture of the cocktail with three days of events, parties, educational seminars, and an opening gala with proceeds benefiting the newly established Greater Boston Beverage Society. For more information visit www.bostoncocktailsummit.com.

About The Greater Boston Beverage Society
Established in September, 2011 by local mixologists Alexei Beratis and Jamie Walsh, The Greater Boston Beverage Society is a not-for-profit organization developed to preserve and promote Boston's cocktail and hospitality culture and spirits history while supporting local and national beverage industry related charities. The Boston Cocktail Summit aims to promote and elevate the great food and beverage traditions of New England, offering a cocktail festival that is at once informative, educational, fun, and quintessentially Boston.


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