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Friday, July 22 • 10:00am - 11:30am
Creating Cocktail Culture In Small Cities

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A thriving cocktail culture is no longer the bastion of big cities. How do you create a cocktail culture in a city with obstacles such as population density, social media, education and isolation? The panel has worked tirelessly to create one in their respective cities and we will show you the methods behind creating something special in your city. The methods will be able to be applied to other small markets but may also give new tricks of the trade to big city bartenders that may not have been thought about before with real world financial returns.

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Shawn Soole

Principal/Owner, S2 Hospitality Concepts
Victorian Bon Vivant at large, Shawn has been behind two of Canada's most nominated and awarded restaurant & bars. Multiple Tales of the Cocktail nominated Clive's Classic Lounge, as founder of Little Jumbo & Author of Cocktail Culture. Shawn's goals are to help continuing to put... Read More →

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Brendan Brewster

Brendan Brewster was a journeyman of bartending, travelling and experiencing many bar cultures the world over from a young age. He was instrumental in helping creating and evolving the culture in Edmonton and mentoring many young bartenders in Calgary and the world over. The Big Bear... Read More →
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Bradford Knutson

 Bradford Knutson is currently a bartender at Dillinger’s Cocktails and Kitchen in Olympia, WA. He is also working parttime as a liquor representative for American Northwest Distributors, and proudly representing Geranium and Old English gins in the U.S. as the national brand ambassador... Read More →
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Oron Lerner

Owner, French57
Oron is the owner and bartender of the newly opened French57 bar in Tel Aviv, bringing New Orleans vibes to the middle east, paying homage to the cocktails originating from New Orleans past and present and to the French 75 bar specifically. Before the French57 bar, Oron helped... Read More →

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Hammer & Son and Sacred Micro Distillery

The two UK based miro distilleries, Hammer & Son and Sacred, have teamed up in the United States, sharing sales and distribution. Through Park Street in New Jersey and California, their highly awarded products are available at import prices: Geranium Gin, Old English Gin, Saced Gin... Read More →

Friday July 22, 2016 10:00am - 11:30am CDT
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