Yesterday, I checked out the Sustainable Business Network's Local Craft Spirits Festival. It was a slightly chilly day, and my friend and I managed to arrive to the outdoors festival just after five pm.
We high-tailed it to the Cocktail Throwdown area, to catch as much of the competition as possible. The most interesting of the drinks, and my favorite, was the one pictured above; I believe it was called the Bee Sting. It incorporated honey and was delicious without being overly sweet.
It was a nice, brisk day, so we didn't want to stay too long. We made sure to hit up a few different vendors, however, like Damnation Alley (good bourbon!) and Stowe Cider. I loved the High & Dry Cider they brought to the festival. We even managed to try Bootblack Brand's Cranberry, Jalapeño, and Lime mix, which was tart and tasty.
All in all, it was a cool event. I'm definitely going to look out for some of the different brands at the store, like Privateer Rum and Bully Boy Distillery. I'd like to try the Sam Adams 20 Pounds of Pumpkin again, too!