DRINK: SF Weekly's Beer, Wine, and Cocktail Tasting
Where: Fairmont Hotel, 950 Mason (at California), 772-5000
When: Sat., Mar. 12, 7-9 p.m.
Cost: $50 general admission, $75 VIP early admission; see below for a $20 SFoodie discount
The rundown: We're not saying that SF Weekly's first-ever event devoted to the trifecta of inebriating beverages will necessarily end up a sweaty, staggering party. Let's just say that the fine distinction you'll make at 7:30 between the Double IPA from 21st Amendment and the one from Magnolia might just vanish by 8:30. No matter. There'll be a cocktail competition to take your mind off what you've forgotton: Four top USBG bartenders (TBA) vying to concoct the cocktail of the night. Yours truly will even be one of the judges. Now, what was that about making fine distinctions?
Partial list of beverage providers: 21st Amendment, Magnolia Pub and Brewery, Toronado, Trumer Pils, Hoegaarden, Leffe, Barsol Pisco, Distillery No. 209 Gin, Don Q Rum, Square One Organic Spirits, St. George Spirits, Artessa Wines, Barefoot Cellars, The Wine Club, Philz Coffee
Tickets at Snag Tickets; for $20 discount, enter the code SFOODIE