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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

SF Weekly's 2012 DRINK Pits Bartender Against Bartender, So Everyone Wins

Posted By on Tue, Feb 28, 2012 at 9:00 AM


DRINK, SF Weekly's annual celebration of all drinks boozy, returns in less than two weeks! On March 10, the paper will be bringing together local bartenders, local drinkers, and dozens of beer, wine, and spirits producers for an afternoon of what you are welcome to justify as culinary education.

This year, a crew of local bartenders will be battling against one another by mixing a cocktail highlighting a secret ingredient -- which will be named, Iron Chef style, at the beginning of the night. You'll have a chance to taste each of their drinks throughout the course of the afternoon. Or you can roam the room, sampling beverages from producers such as Trumer Pils, Pura Vida Tequila, Tin Barn Vineyard, and St. George Spirits.

Near the end of the event, the bartenders' drinks will be judged by three members of the San Francisco chapter of the U.S. Bartenders' Guild: Kevin Dietrich, Summer-Jane Bell, and SFoodie cocktail columnist Lou Bustamante. A portion of the proceeds will go to the guild.

SFoodie readers can get discounted tickets to the event. If you order tickets by the end of today, use the promotion code "bottomsup" and get a $15 discount on the normal ticket price of $50.

DRINK 2012

Where: Metreon, 101 Fourth St. (at Mission), 369-6000.

When: March 10, 3 to 6 p.m.

Tickets: $50 via Ticketfly

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