I think I am finally going to be able to make it to this event this year! St. George Spirits is hosting their annual ~HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE~, and the stills will be running most of the day, allowing you a rare opportunity to see the process up close with a live distillation. Entrance will include three lil’ cocktails, tastes of their spirits, and the iced vodka luges. Music and food will be supplied throughout the day to keep everyone upright.
Some specialty food companies will be there to sample and sell their wares, including Recchiuti Confections with truffles and chocolates; June Taylor Jams, with jams, preserves, and syrups; Boccalone with salumi, cured meats, and all things pork; and La Cocina, with a variety of sweet treats made with organic ingredients.
Spirits and holiday gift packs will be available for sampling and sale, including the St. George Absinthe Verte. Tasting tickets to try both the Absinthe Verte and De Profundis (20-year aged Pear Brandy) are $10. You will also be able to taste the upcoming release of Agua Azul (Spirit of Agave), a spirit made in the distillery from 100% blue agave. A tasting flight of the Cristal, Reposado, and the Añejo is $10.
St. George Spirits founder and master distiller Jörg Rupf will be hosting a discussion and tasting on eau-de-vie at the staff bar on the 2nd level of the distillery. Try some old favorites from the Aqua Perfecta line with a new understanding, along with some unusual and unavailable eaux-de-vie. There will be two sessions at 1:30pm and 3:30pm: you may only sign up for one session when purchasing open house tickets. Limited to the first 15 people for each session.
There will be free shuttle service between the West Oakland BART station and the Alameda Main street ferry building to and from the distillery. This is a 21 and over event. Please bring your picture ID!
Will-call tickets will be available in the distillery store and by phone for $30. Call 510-864-0635 to reserve your spot. They sold out last time, so don’t wait! Entry, if not sold out, will be $40 at the door.
St. George Holiday Open House
Sat. Nov. 22nd, 2008
St. George Spirits/Hangar One Distillery
2601 Monarch St.
at Alameda Point
(the old Naval Air Station)
$30 in advance
$40 at the door
call 510-864-0635 to reserve your spot