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Saturday, March 14 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Canceled: You're Better Than the Shitty Gin You're Drinking

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In 2011, I bought a Groupon from the San Francisco School of Bartending with the express purpose of achieving better hangovers. For as long as I could remember, I'd go out to some tech event, get drunk on cheap gin and tonics (at the time I thought gin was like gasoline — all the same no matter the source), and then wake up the next morning stupefied. "No longer!", I decided. So I rolled up my sleeves, got behind the bar, and learned that there in fact was a considerable difference between different gins, beyond their price points. My curiosity expanded into every nook of the mixology and cocktail scene — from distilling to stirring and shaking to the tools of the craft. I want to share my journey and what I've learned along the way. We'll discuss how to drink *better* the next time you go out, and get you set up to start your own mixing practice at home, and yes, there will be samples. Bonus: if you have a favorite unique gin, bring it along to impress the room!

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Chris Messina

Funemployed, Funemployed
Chris Messina is based in San Francisco and is known for inventing the hashtag, starting the BarCamp and coworking communities, and advancing technology initiatives such as OpenID, OAuth, Activity Streams, and microformats. He previously worked at NeonMob and Google.

Saturday March 14, 2015 5:00pm - 6:00pm CDT
JW Marriott Room 402-403

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