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Annual Thirst Boston returns Nov. 7-10

Thirst Boston returns to Boston Nov. 7-10, hosted by founders and industry professionals Brandy Rand, Andrew Deitz and Maureen Hautaniemi.
Three big parties, 24 seminars and a host of tastings will being together major mixologists from around the country to celebrate cocktails.
On Nov. 7, events get underway with “The Thing” gala at The Fairmont Copley Plaza with craft cocktails in the “grande old Boston” tradition.
Other highlights include a Nov. 8 Portland-Providence Pop-Up featuring eight bartenders from those cities shaking it up at the Fairmont Copley Plaza.
New this year is Roadhouse, a new event on the 8th with Southern-style drinks, rockabilly, BBQ and more, Nov. 8. The 9th brings the New England Craft Showcase, three hours of tastings with 12 confirmed brands and more to come.
Wrapping up Thirst Boston is the grand finale, Blender Bnder, at Chau Chow City in Chinatown when 12 top Boston bartenders battle to create the best blended beverage as voted on by attendees.The 80’s style Tiki party takes place Sunday, Nov. 9.
A “last hurrah” is the Bartender Brunch on the 10th at The Hawthorne as a sendoff for participants and attendees.
Most of this year’s events plus accommodations at a special attendee rate are at the Copley Plaza.
Don’t forget to check back for more info on seminars and other programs. For more information about Thirst Boston, please visit http://www.thirstboston.com/, follow @ThirstBoston on Twitter, and become a Facebook fan https://www.facebook.com/ThirstBoston.


Inaugural Thirst Boston festival November 9-11 at Hotel Commonwealth in the Back Bay

Coming soon to Boston is a new spirited cocktail and drinking festival founded by four longtime industry professionals, Brandy Rand, Andrew Dietz, TJ Connelly and Maureen Hautanemi. The event brings together bartenders, beverage connoisseurs, restaurateurs and other industry professionals to showcase fine beverages, creative mixology and more.

On Sunday, Nov. 9, at The Esplanade in the Hotel Commonwealth, second floor, the Bartender Blender Event showcases frozen libations with a battle among 12 top bartenders in partnership with the Boston Chapter of the United States Bartenders Guild. The challenge includes attendees voting for the winner. Tiki attire is strong encouraged!

Bartenders and featured spirits will be:

· Clinton Terry from Boarding House blending Don Q Rum · Ezra Star from Drink – Plantation Rum · Jess Li from Trina’s Starlite blending Cruzan Rum · Josh Taylor from West Bridge blending Bully Boy Rum · Joy Richard from Citizen blending Ron Zacapa Rum · Kevin Mabry from JM Curley blending Olmeca Altos Tequila · Kevin Martin from Eastern Standard blending Berkshire Ragged Mountain Rum · Ran Duan from The Baldwin at Sichuan Garden blending Bacardi Rum · Ryan McGrale from Tavern Road blending Ferrand Dry Curacao · Sam Gabrielli from Russell House blending Privateer Rum · Sam Treadway from Back Bar blending Disaronno · Ted Kilpatrick from No 9 Park – Combier Additional sponsors include: Red Stripe beer, Vitamix blenders, ShakeStir. 

Tickets are $50 per person and the event runs from 8 to 11 p.m. Visit Image for more information.