August 2012 News & Notes

Distillery Doings
It's been a very busy summer, which has meant that we're a bit behind on our new spirits projects. We hope to get back to them shortly and are still targeting a Fall release - stay tuned!

We have added some new people to our team, and are excited to have some new faces around. In addition, we are working on our fall event schedule, and are planning some events in Minnesota, Missouri and Indiana for the next couple of months. Road trips coming soon!

We will be CLOSED for Labor Day weekend, Aug 31-Sept 2.

Visit the Distillery!
Our tasting room is open on Fridays from 4 to 8 pm and Saturdays from 2 to 8 pm, and we offer distillery tours by reservation on Saturdays at 3 pm. You can also stop by anytime Monday through Friday 10-6 to pick up a bottle, t-shirt or gift certificate.

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Upcoming Events

Fri Aug 31 and Sat Sept 1 - We are closed for the holiday weekend. See you on Sept. 7!

Tasting Room Schedule Updates
Starting in September, we are kicking off some regular events in our tasting room from 5 to 8 pm on Fridays and Saturdays:

1st Week: Trivia Night with a fun, casual trivia game
--2nd Week: Cocktail Nerd Night, delving into history
--3rd Week: Board Game Night, with lots of games
--4th Week: Mystery Cocktail Night - guess the drink!

Public distillery tours will be at 3 pm on Saturdays only, and by reservation on other days/times for groups of 8 or more.
We are also more than happy to host your group for cocktails on other nights - just get in touch with us to arrange.

We hope you'll join us and have some fun this fall!

In-Store Tasting Events and More
We also have several in-store tasting events all over the city and suburbs - find our full calendar here and come out and say hi!

Delicious Summer Cocktails

Cult of Sol
1¾ oz Sol Chamomile Citrus Vodka
¼ oz Ginger Liqueur
¼ oz Honey Syrup
½ oz Fresh Lemon
¼ oz Fresh orange juice
2 dashes Angostura Bitters
Shake ingredients with ice, strain into chilled coupe glass. Top with splash of soda, if desired, and garnish with lemon or orange curl.

Tex Collins
1 oz Distiller's Gin No. 11
1½ oz Fresh Grapefruit Juice
¾ oz honey syrup
Club Soda

Combine first three ingredients and shake with ice. Strain into Collins glass with fresh ice, and top with a splash of soda. Garnish with grapefruit slice.

Notes from the Land of Drinks 

Party Like Norwegian Bear
Trash the place, drink 100 beers, you know, have a beary good time.

Marriage drives Women to Drink, but Men Drink Less?
Very interesting study, although at least some of the women we know weren't surprised.

This Month, Alcohol is Good For You
This month, it's shown to cut the risk of arthritis.

Surprise, Surprise
Drinking (or thinking of it) makes you feel more attractive in your own mind. But not in anyone else's.

Non-Alcoholic Whiskey?
Sounds like lab-created whiskey-flavoring to us - yuck. Would you try it?