2017 Drink Tank: Feast Portland

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This year’s Drink Tank panels at Feast Portland will take place September 15-16 and will explore trending topics in beer, wine and cocktails. Once again, Imbibe is a sponsor, and a number of esteemed drink pros—including Imbibe Executive Editor Paul Clarke—will explore everything from pilsners to rosés to American single malts. Here’s a look at this year’s lineup.

Your Best Friend, Gin
Friday, Sept 15
Gin’s been a bartender’s BFF for generations. This panel will explore some of the range of variety found in today’s gins, and select cocktails will demonstrate the spirit’s potential.

Tastemakers:
• Paul Clarke, Imbibe (Portland, OR)
• Ryan Csanky, Aria Portland Dry Gin (Portland, OR)
• Keli Rivers, Whitechapel (San Francisco, CA)
• Charlotte Voisey, William Grant & Sons (New York, NY)

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Quenching America’s New Thirst
Friday, Sept 15
From fruity and delicious to intense and generous, Beaujolais is the perfect pairing with America’s diverse cuisine. Explore the wines of today and discover the Beaujolais region.

Tastemakers:
• Jordan Mackay, Writer (Helena, CA)
• Charles Rambaud, Beaujolais Wines (France)
• Marissa Ross, Bon Appétit (Los Angeles, CA)

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Pilsners: So Fresh and So Clean
Friday, Sept 15
You already know you like pilsners, so now it’s time to go deeper with this ubiquitous yet hard-to-brew style. Explore styles from the Czech Republic to Golden, Colorado, and learn just how crisp, complex and delicious pilsners can be.

Tastemakers:
• Lucy Burningham, (Portland, OR)

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Rosé All Day. Everyday.
Saturday, Sept 16
Whether you’re already on the bandwagon or new to “thinking pink”, you’ll learn about the top trends in rosé and taste our favorite pink wines from around the globe.

Tastemakers:
• Jordan Mackay, Writer (Helena, CA)
• Marissa Ross, Bon Appétit (Los Angeles, CA)

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Kilts Not Required: American Single Malts
Saturday, Sept 16
This session will feature Northwest distillers and whisky experts expounding the new world of American single malts and exploring the ways American whisky is expanding beyond bourbon and rye.

Tastemakers:
• Paul Clarke, Imbibe (Portland, OR)
• Matt Hofmann, Westland Distillery (Seattle, WA)
• Christian Krogstad, House Spirits Distillery (Portland, OR)

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Punch Power: Drinks For a Crowd
Saturday, Sept 16
Today’s punch masters are matching tradition with innovation to make crowd-pleasing punches worth discovering. Join this panel of West Coast bartenders as they pass along some tricks of the trade.

Tastemakers:
• Paul Clarke, Imbibe (Portland, OR)
• Kate Perry, Rumba (Seattle, WA)
• Keli Rivers, Whitechapel (San Francisco, CA)
• Daniel Shoemaker, Teardrop Lounge (Portland, OR)

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