What: A 12-week themed cocktail program pairing local restaurants and distilleries.
Where: Rotating locations every two weeks.
Pros: Denver is finally giving the Craft Cocktail movement some lovin’ and with a $5 hosted beverage at each event…a hangover might be included too.
Cons: You only have two weeks for each installment. So, plan your nights and happy hours accordingly.
Ever wonder what the newest spirit on the market is? Who’s concocting cutting edge cocktails? Where to get them? You are in luck! Angelshare puts that knowledge right at the tip of your taste buds, bringing together the community, libation lovers, distilleries and restaurants. Angelshare, trade lingo for the quantity of an alcoholic liquor lost to evaporation (sent to heaven) during the distilling process, puts an interactive spin on your average trip to your local bar. During the installments, tasting seminars will be conducted where patrons get to meet and mingle with the distillers giving them the opportunity to ask questions and find out where that heavenly deliciousness came from. Everyone loves a back story! If that wasn’t enough each venue will showcase a $5 cocktail. And if that STILL isn’t enough, $1 of each of those cocktails goes to Heroes Like Us, a Denver-based nonprofit, created by Chef Jensen Cummings and a dedicated league of chefs, bartenders, food and beverage vendors and like-minded crusaders with a mission to elevate Denver’s favorite food and drink events by supporting the nonprofits and culinary community working so hard to throw the most delicious events around and raise money to support their neighbors in need. How could you resist? Great cocktails and you help save the world!
Participating restaurants include Coohills, The Curtis Club, Freshcraft, Jax, Lola and Star Bar and spirits from Breckenridge Distillery, Dancing Pines Distillery, Deerhammer Distilling, Downslope Distilling Company, Feisty Spirits and J&L Distilling Company.
Listen if the angels are loving all the fumes, I guarantee you will love the real thing. Grab some friends – pick a week or two and get involved in the craft cocktail scene. Your beer snob friends will be jealous.
Breckenridge Distillery & Star Bar
Dancing Pines Distillery & Lola
Deerhammer Distilling Company & Jax
Downslope Distilling & Freshcraft
Feisty Spirits & The Curtis Club
J&L Distilling Company & Coohills
Installment 2 February 12 – February 25: Flips, Fizzes & Noggs
Breckenridge Distillery & Coohills
Dancing Pines Distillery & Star Bar
Deerhammer Distilling Company & Lola
Downslope Distilling & Jax
Feisty Spirits & Freshcraft
J&L Distilling Company & The Curtis Club
Breckenridge Distillery & The Curtis Club
Dancing Pines Distillery & Coohills
Deerhammer Distilling Company & Star Bar
Downslope Distilling & Lola
Feisty Spirits & Jax
J&L Distilling Company & Freshcraft
Installment 4 March 12 – March 25: Distillers Choice
Breckenridge Distillery & Freshcraft
Dancing Pines Distillery & The Curtis Club
Deerhammer Distilling Company & Coohills
Downslope Distilling & Star Bar
Feisty Spirits & Lola
J&L Distilling Company & Jax
Breckenridge Distillery & Jax
Dancing Pines Distillery & Freshcraft
Deerhammer Distilling Company & The Curtis Club
Downslope Distilling & Coohills
Feisty Spirits & Star Bar
J&L Distilling Company & Lola
Installment 6 April 9 – April 22: Tropicals, Punches & Patio Cocktails
Breckenridge Distillery & Lola
Dancing Pines Distillery & Jax
Deerhammer Distilling Company & Freshcraft
Downslope Distilling & The Curtis Club
Feisty Spirits & Coohills
J&L Distilling Company & Star Bar
All photos by Krista Ahlgrim of Industry Denver.