Rumor on the street is that DSTILL, the week-long celebration of America's small craft distilleries that begins next week in Denver, is going to be the Great American Beer Festival for the micro-distillery industry. From March 10 to March 16, DSTILL will present spirit tastings, craft cocktail events and pairing dinners, workshops, and other public programs highlighting top artisan distillers from across the country. As part of the week, DSTILL welcomes the American Craft Distillers Association (ACDA) first-ever national conference to Denver for two-days of workshops, keynote speakers and master classes for the trade professional.
Colorado is perhaps the best place to host DSTILL and the ACDA conference, as the state is now home to 50+ distilleries, more than any other state in the country. Catherine Fincun, DSTILL's creative director, says that nine years ago, Colorado only had 8 small distilleries. Undoubtedly, craft distilling is surging in popularity, with Colorado leading the way.
On the evening of Thursday, March 13 from 7 to 10 p.m., DSTILL hosts The Showcase, a signature tasting event featuring tastes from 50 craft spirit makers. Click here to purchase $50 tickets.
For more information about the other tastings, seminars, and special events happening for DSTILL, check out our first article about the event. To follow next week's events, check out the DSTILL Facebook page.
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