A Toast to Science: Spring Cocktails of the Farmers Market
Wednesday, April 19, 2017, 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Fact-Based Festivity and Spirited Solidarity
Raise a glass to rational thought with CUESA, United States Bartenders Guild, and The Exploratorium this spring in celebration of Earth Day and the March for Science.
At a time when the scientific community needs bold allies and we all need stiff drinks, let’s gather over inventive craft cocktails to champion the values of protecting the health of the planet, the public, and our food system. Let the Bay Area’s best bartenders quench your curiosity with seasonal sips infused with spring berries and herbs. Creative chefs will prepare delicious bites to fuel your critical thinking.
At this happy hour event, guests receive three full-sized signature cocktails featuring Don Julio, Don Q, and Ketel One, along with hors d’oeuvres and unlimited sample-size drinks. The gorgeous Ferry Building Grand Hall transforms into a discovery lab, as you enjoy hands-on educational activities exploring real-life applications of environmental science.
From climatology to soil microbiology, join us for a collective toast to scientific work that is vital to a sustainable Earth.
All proceeds from the evening support CUESA’s sustainable agriculture educational initiatives and the USBG’s professional development programs.
Karlo Pentic, 15 Romolo
Larry Piaskowy, Aaxte
Jim Hernandez, Bay Club
Maurice Vallecillo, Belga
Oz Serafin, The Elite Cafe
Chris Lukens, Dosa
Erin Rea, Flores
Ashley Miller, The Front Porch
Nonna Titulauri, Hakkasan
Christina Mae Henderson, Rusted Mule
Luis Ramos, Swig
Megan Daniel, Whitechapel
Presenting spirits include:
Don Julio, Don Q, and Ketel One
Tasting spirits include:
Arkansas Black, Back Bar Project, Black Cow Vodka, Corbin Cash, Do Good Distillery, Lo Fi Aperitifs, Singani63, Spiritworks Distillery, St. George Spirits
Black Sands Brewery
Marla Bakery Restaurant
The Front Porch
CUESA is a nonprofit organization founded in 1994 to educate urban consumers about sustainable agriculture and to create links between urban dwellers and local farmers. We have managed the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market since 1999. We envision a healthy world nourished by environmentally sound, humane, economically viable, and socially just food systems.
About the USBG
The USBG is the most skilled, knowledgeable, and professional association of bartenders in the industry, uniting dedicated professionals in service to the traditions of our trade. Our mission is to empower bartenders in their careers, foster collaboration between members, and connect with the communities we serve.
About The Exploratorium
Located on Piers 15 and 17 on the Embarcadero, the Exploratorium is a public learning laboratory exploring the world through science, art, and human perception. Our mission is to create inquiry-based experiences that transform learning worldwide. Our vision is a world where people think for themselves and can confidently ask questions, question answers, and understand the world around them. We value lifelong learning and teaching, curiosity and inquiry, our community, iteration and evidence, integrity and authenticity, sustainability, and inclusion and respect.
Please note: Must be 21 years to attend. Tickets are nonrefundable but are transferable. For nondrinkers and designated drivers, we will offer a few clearly marked nonalcoholic options.
Photos by Amanda Lynn Photography.