Taste of the Nation - No Kid Hungry Event
Jan
30
5:30pm 5:30pm

Taste of the Nation - No Kid Hungry Event

Making cocktails with Barr Hill Gin at Taste of the Nation!

Ensure that no kid goes hungry, whether in Philadelphia or across the nation, by joining the city’s finest chefs, sommeliers and mixologists on Monday, January 30, 2017 for Taste of the Nation for No Kid Hungry, a remarkable night of dining in support of No Kid Hungry’s work to end childhood hunger in the America.
Guests will mix, mingle, and enjoy food and drink prepared by more than 40 top chefs and bartenders.
Purchase Tickets: https://ce.nokidhungry.org/philadelphia
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3rd Annual Blitz, BowTies & Bourbon Gala with Malcolm Jenkins
Oct
24
6:30pm 6:30pm

3rd Annual Blitz, BowTies & Bourbon Gala with Malcolm Jenkins

Spirit Forward is pleased to partner with Maker's Mark (of Beam Suntory) in creating exclusive cocktails for the Malcolm Jenkins Foundation's Blitz, BowTies & Bourbon fundraiser on October 24th.

The night will feature 4 Spirit Forward bourbon bars, delectable bites from Philly's best chefs, and live entertainment all night.  Come rub shoulders with some Philadelphia Eagles players and drink the night away with us for a great cause!

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The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation: LEARN MORE

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Philadelphia TASTE Festival of Food, Wine and Spirits
Oct
21
to Oct 23

Philadelphia TASTE Festival of Food, Wine and Spirits

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Our own, Dan Hamm, will be a featured presenter at this year's Philadelphia TASTE Festival at the Valley Forge Casino, October 21-23.

Dan will be conducting four sessions of his cocktail demonstration, “Explore The Mind Of A Mixologist: With Manatawny Still Works."

Watch and learn from award-winning Mixologist, Dan Hamm - from Philly's a.bar- as he demonstrates how easy it is to make some of the best cocktails you've ever tasted. He definitely knows how to mix, muddle and shake with the best of 'em. There will be one twenty-minute demonstration per session each day of the show. Demonstrations will feature Manatawny Still Works award-winning, locally distilled craft gins, whiskeys, rum and vodka, and show you how to balance flavor profiles to make the cocktails the way they were intended. You'll learn some great tips, taste some amazing creations and leave with secret cocktail making powers. This will be held in the seminar area of the festival.

Get your tickets for this amazing weekend, and Dan's seminar, at:

http://philly.gourmetshows.com/tickets/


TASTE is what it is all about this fall at the 2016 TASTE Philadelphia Festival of Food, Wine and Spirits, presented by Gourmet Shows and being held at the Valley Forge Casino Resort. This year’s Festival showcases the finest in wine, spirits and gourmet foods, along with the talents of local and celebrity chefs. Our annual gastronomical festival in the Delaware Valley, the Philadelphia Festival of Food, Wine, and Spirits–will be held October 21-23, 2016 in Valley Forge. This three day event will feature the many award-winning wineries from around the world, including three days of celebrity chef demonstrationswine tastings, food from the best restaurants in the region at our Zagat Restaurant Row, and food centric exhibits.

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Philadelphia Distilling Sips and Tastes Dinner
Oct
19
6:00pm 6:00pm

Philadelphia Distilling Sips and Tastes Dinner

Tasting Event at Bistro Romano with Spirit Forward and Philadelphia Distilling.

Experience the delicious variety of the Philadelphia Distilling portfolio with 5 custom cocktails prepared by Spirit Forward and paired with a delicious dinner at Bistro Romano in Society Hill.

After dinner, our own Dan Hamm will be jumping behind the Romano bar for some guest bartending of the night's featured cocktails. This portion of the evening will be open to the public, so be sure to stop by even if you can't make it for dinner!


1ST COURSE

SIP - FIELDS WITHOUT FENCES: PENN 1681 VODKAMUDDLED LEMON, SPARKLING APPLE SODA, THYME
TASTE - SWEET POTATO ANGOLOTTI, WHIPPED GOAT CHEESE, CHIVE

2ND COURSE

SIP - BLUECOAT GIN TASTING EXPERIENCE: BLUECOAT GIN vs. BLUECOAT BARREL FINISHED GIN
TASTE – OYSTER, SALSA VERDE MIGNONETTE, FARRO SALAD, SHRIMP, CRAWFISH,
CRAB, MUSSELS, SQUID, TARRAGON MUSTARD DRESSING

3RD COURSE

SIP - GLOBAL ROOTS: BLUECOAT GIN, CONCORD GRAPE, LIME, THAI BASIL, SPARKLING
TASTE – PEPPER CITRUS CURED SALMON, CHILLED PARMESAN FLAN, SMOKED CAVIAR, CUCUMBER, FRISEE

4TH COURSE

SIP - GIN SAZERAC: BLUECOAT BARREL FINISHED GIN, PEYCHAUD BITTERS, DEMERARA, VIEUX CARRE ABSINTHE, LEMON TWIST
TASTE – BRAISED SMOKED BEEF SHORT RIB, TALEGGIO POLENTA, SMOKED BACON,
ROASTED WILD MUSHROOMS, SHISHITO PEPPERS

5TH COURSE

SIP - VIEUX CARRE ABSINTHE FRAPPE: VIEUX CARRE, SUGAR CUBE, COLD WATER
TASTE – WHITE CHOCOLATE CARAMEL CUSTARD, MACERATED BERRIES, PIZZELLE


Cost is $55.00 per person. Reserve today. 

Purchase tickets at: www.bistroromano.com/tasting-events

Or call: 215-925-880

 

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In the Community Garden of Earthly Delights
May
9
5:00pm 5:00pm

In the Community Garden of Earthly Delights

The Renegade Company and Spirit Forward are teaming up to present an evening of cocktails and performances inspired by Hieronymus Bosch’s In The Garden of Earthly Delights.

You are cordially invited to celebrate the iconic painting. The Renegade Company along with Spirit Forward presents a cocktail pop­up in the Southwark and Queen Village Community Garden. Renegade continues its exploration of iconic works of art by presenting a promenade­style performance where the audience feels like they are in Bosch’s painting.  Spirit Forward will create cocktails that draw inspiration from elements in the community garden as they relate to the imagery in Bosch’s painting.

The audience will be in two waves, one at 5­-6:30pm, and the other at 6:30-­8pm. The experience is a choose­-your­-own-­path style, where the audience explores the garden at their own discretion. Performances and cocktails will be found along the paths. VIP tickets can be reserved from 6:30­-9pm.

  • TICKETING:

    General Admission tickets: $25, includes performance, cocktail tastings, and food
    VIP Admission tickets: $50, includes performance, cocktail tastings, food, a special cocktail and a discussion with the performers about the creative process after the general audience has left. 

    Tickets/Reservations are available: therenegadecompany.ticketleap.com/communitygarden

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In the Community Garden of Earthly Delights
May
8
5:00pm 5:00pm

In the Community Garden of Earthly Delights

The Renegade Company and Spirit Forward are teaming up to present an evening of cocktails and performances inspired by Hieronymus Bosch’s In The Garden of Earthly Delights.

You are cordially invited to celebrate the iconic painting. The Renegade Company along with Spirit Forward presents a cocktail pop­up in the Southwark and Queen Village Community Garden. Renegade continues its exploration of iconic works of art by presenting a promenade­style performance where the audience feels like they are in Bosch’s painting.  Spirit Forward will create cocktails that draw inspiration from elements in the community garden as they relate to the imagery in Bosch’s painting.

The audience will be in two waves, one at 5­-6:30pm, and the other at 6:30-­8pm. The experience is a choose­-your­-own-­path style, where the audience explores the garden at their own discretion. Performances and cocktails will be found along the paths. VIP tickets can be reserved from 6:30­-9pm

  • TICKETING:

    General Admission tickets: $25, includes performance, cocktail tastings, and food
    VIP Admission tickets: $50, includes performance, cocktail tastings, food, a special cocktail and a discussion with the performers about the creative process after the general audience has left. 

    Tickets/Reservations are available: therenegadecompany.ticketleap.com/communitygarden

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Smoketales: a Cigar and Whiskey Pairing
Mar
30
6:30pm 6:30pm

Smoketales: a Cigar and Whiskey Pairing

Tickets: http://spiritforward.ticketleap.com/smoketales/

Join us for a unique smoking and imbibing experience guided by Spirit Forward and MBombay that features two premium products— WhistlePig Rye Whiskey and MBombay's Kesara Pyramid Cigar. Sure to be a relaxing night of refined luxury and casual conversation with masters of spirits and cigars lending their voices throughout this intimate pairing of indulgences.

MBombay's Kesara Pyramid - a complex cigar with a story - is a truly one-of-a-kind experience sure to excite any level of cigar enthusiast. It shares a name with cigars made all over the world, but the MBombay shape is virtually unique in the modern-day cigar maker’s range. Pyramids offer the ability to create big flavor from a larger girth that tapers to a comfortable size, at the same time seeming to concentrate these same flavors throughout the course of the experience. We are extremely excited to announce one of Cigar Aficionado’s founding members, George Brightman, will be presenting this extraordinary cigar.

Simultaneously, Spirit Forward - lead by one of Philadelphia's premier craft drink makers, Dan Hamm - will guide guests through the Pyramid’s transformative smoking process by pairing its flavor evolution with three smoke-infused cocktails, featuring WhistlePig Rye Whiskey, that showcase both products’ versatility. In 2010, WhistlePig Rye was awarded Wine Enthusiast’s highest rating for a rye- ever. Aged for at least 10 years, its high proof is balanced by its unique double-barrel process. Brand Steward, Mira Bhakta, will also be present to discuss its history and lead a tasting of this nationally acclaimed rye.

Enjoy an additional complimentary MBombay cigar and stay for the Cappelli after party!  A special food menu from neighboring Pizzeria Cappelli will be available following the event.

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Brewer's Plate 2016
Mar
13
6:00pm 6:00pm

Brewer's Plate 2016

We're very excited to be a part of the 12th annual Brewer's Plate!

Join us and Drink Philly in our upstairs Cocktail Lounge.  We'll be slinging some tasty concoctions, including the official cocktail of Brewer's Plate 2016: Cane and Grain! An evening of drinking and eating you don't want to miss!

Serving for the night:

Cane and Grain - Bluebird Sugarcane Rum, lime, cinnamon, grapefruit, Victory Vital IPA

Green on Green - Bluebird Juniperus Gin, lemon, cucumber, green tea

Bottoms Up Punch - Manatawny Vodka, blueberry, chamomile, apple shrub, citrus

GET YOUR TICKETS at www.brewersplate.com

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Oct
21
6:30pm 6:30pm

Drink Philly Mad Hatter Whiskey Tea Party Part II

The first sold out, so we're doing another!

Join Spirit Forward and Drink Philly for a night full of Wonder...

Spend an evening with fun and fanciful cocktails at Philadelphia’s Mosaic Warehouse in South Philly. Dress to impress with your most whimsical Alice in Wonderland or Mad Hatter-inspired attire. Tickets include admission to the Mosaic Warehouse and drinks for the evening. We can’t wait to celebrate your unbirthday!

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Sep
30
6:30pm 6:30pm

Drink Philly Mad Hatter Whiskey Tea Party

Join Spirit Forward and Drink Philly for a night full of Wonder...

Spend an evening with fun and fanciful cocktails at Philadelphia’s Mosaic Warehouse in South Philly. Dress to impress with your most whimsical Alice in Wonderland or Mad Hatter-inspired attire. Tickets include admission to the Mosaic Warehouse and drinks for the evening. We can’t wait to celebrate your unbirthday!

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