Salt Lake City, March 9, 2017–Craft Lake City and Finca present the second Craft Cocktail workshop of 2017. The workshop will be held at Finca on Wednesday, March 22, from 6 to 8 p.m.
Craft Lake City’s craft cocktail workshops showcase local liquor companies in Utah and present the opportunity of learning from artisanal spirit enthusiasts. The March 22 cocktail workshop will feature a gin education and tasting with local gin makers, Beehive Distilling. Founded several years ago, Beehive Distilling’s mission is to create small batch spirits that pay homage to our local history. Finca will provide “pinxtos” (small bites), and Bar Manager Natalie Hamilton will give a hands-on cocktail recipe demonstration.
"Beehive Distilling is excited to be back for another workshop hosted by Finca,” says Chris Barlow, Partner Owner of Beehive Distilling. “With the always amazing Natalie Hamilton behind the bar, we are excited to help bring craft to cocktails."
There is a $50 material fee. Must be 21 or older to register. Pre-register here. Visit craftlakecity.com/workshops or our Facebook for more information. Finca is located at 327 W. 200 S., Salt Lake City, UT 84101.
Workshop Attendance Policy: Participants are required to arrive and check-in with the Craft Lake City workshop coordinator five minutes before the workshop begins or their spot will be given to a participant on the waitlist. If you wish to be added to the waitlist, please arrive 15 minutes before the workshop begins and check in with our Workshop Coordinator. You will be added to the waitlist to take the place of an absent participant’s spot. First come, first served. Waitlisters are not guaranteed admittance.
About Craft Lake City: We are a 501-(c3) charitable organization. Our mission is to educate, promote and inspire local artisans while elevating the creative culture of the Utah arts community through science, technology and art. In an effort to keep the community active, educated and aware of local DIY culture, Craft Lake City hosts monthly workshops, gallery shows, fundraisers and an annual festival to promote regional spending with independent artisans and businesses. The 2017 DIY Festival will be held at the Gallivan Center, 239 S. Main Street, on Friday, Aug. 11 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 12 from noon to 10 p.m.; and Sunday, Aug. 13 from noon to 6 p.m.
About Finca: As part of the Pago Restaurant group (which includes Pago, East Liberty Tap House and Hub & Spoke Diner) Finca is committed to sourcing local and sustainable food, reducing waste and using environmentally responsible practices. Offering a made-from-scratch menu including breads, pastries, house-cured and house-smoked meats and ingredients of the highest quality, Finca shows their commitment to elegant and refined cuisine with a deep respect and advocacy for local products.
About Beehive Distilling: Beehive Distilling began as an idea tossed around by three friends while lamenting Utah’s notoriously strict distilling laws. Having worked together in advertising and photography for over 20 years, Matt Aller, Chris Barlow and Erik Ostling spent plenty of time together out of the office “appreciating” quality spirits, and all shared an interest in the creative aspect of distilling gin, specifically.
As there was more discussion of pursuing the idea, they researched Utah’s conservative licensing process and discovered that—because of recent legislation—it was actually possible to open a distillery in the state. For the next year, Chris lived and breathed distilling by attending seminars and workshops, touring distilleries and studying distillery workflow. In August 2013, when all the State and Federal license applications were processing, and the paperwork was completed, Beehive Distilling launched as the state’s first gin distillery since 1870.