Crafty Party @ Heist

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We’re back for out second event with Crowned Sparrow and we’re really stinkin’ excited!

Monday, June 27th

6-9pm

$25.00

Class includes 1 large craft (seen below), 1 small craft and an American Honey cocktail created by the super handsome Stefan Huebner!

Purchase you ticket HERE!

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Canadian Tuxedo Party

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I can barely contain my excitement for our forthcoming event at Heist Brewery!!

Please join us on 3/10 for the hippest party in Charlotte. DJ Justin Aswell will be spinning the best of Canada while Stefan serves up some Forty Creek Whisky cocktails for $5 bones. Enjoy hockey on the telly and some special surprises from our neighbors to the north along the way!

Oh and it’s free! Don’t forget your denim!

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12 Days of Cocktails

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Tis’ the season to booze, right? For the next 12 days leading up to my favorite holiday, I’ll be featuring concoctions from our Charlotte bartenders as well as some of my favorite cocktails!

Without further adieu, I give you #1

You can find the festive Yule Mule on-tap at Heist Brewery and it’s created by none other than Stefan Huebner!

The Yule Mule 

Reyka Vodka

Fresh Rosemary

Fresh Lime

Fresh Ginger

Carbonated and served over ice

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Reyka Takeover

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Y’all, I always love it when our brand ambassadors come visit, but I am really, really excited about this one! Trevor Schneider, the primo BA for Reyka Vodka is coming to town so we’re giving him the ultimate VIP treatment and throwing him behind the bar at Heist Brewery!

Here’s the deal, Thursday 8/20 8pm

Spend a couple hours with Trevor and have a few fancy cocktails.

P.S. This is kind of important…Bring some pencils, paper and maybe some markers, we’ll be donating them to a local elementary school!

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Cheers to the Queen City Cocktail Tour

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I love how Charlotte and it’s people are getting excited about food, beer and booze. I mean, who doesn’t loved an expertly crafted cocktail?

A friend of mine at Liberate Your Palate has created a unique experience for just those people, Cheers to the Queen is cocktail tour that allows consumers to visit different bars and try cocktails featured specifically for this program.

Here’s the breakdown. Go to Liberate Your Palate to buy your passbook. Take your book to places like Heist Brewery, Dogwood Southern Table or one of the other 13 participating venues and receive a tasty libation and a stamp for your passbook. Simple as that.

Cheers to the Queen runs until September 15th, I’ve already got mine, join me and we can tour the town together!

Dram & Jam @ Heist Brewery

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Mark your calendars, y’all!

We’ve got a little something special planned to keep you guys warm.  On March 3rd, come hang out with me at Heist Brewery for scotch cocktails, food, live music and fun.

Handcrafted Monkey Shoulder cocktails by Stefan Heubner and Special guest bartender Mikki from e2!

Live music with Josh Daniels from The New Familiars.

Oh and we’ll have complimentary snacks too.

See y’all there!

2014: A recap in cocktails

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2014 has been such a great year for us, not just for me and boozinQC but also for the Queen City.  We’ve had some pretty great cocktails come out of some of our favorite bars this year and I want to take a moment to highlight my favorites.

The Stow Away

Made by Stefan from Heist Brewery, this Sailor Jerry Tiki cocktail is sweet, fruity and perfect for warmer weather.

Sailor Jerry Rum

Strawberry Puree

Amaretto

Pineapple Juice

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The Scotchie Pippen

This cocktail has been etched into my memory since the day I had it.  Created by Andy Maurer at Soul for a tasting event with Glenfiddich Brand Ambassador, David Allaridice.  It’s not readily available now but I’m sure the fellas at Soul could make a great substitute.

Glenfiddich 12yr

Pure Intentions Cold Brew

Orange Bitters

Glenfiddich infused whipped cream garnish

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Roasted Jalapeno Margarita

While margaritas aren’t normally my go-to cocktail, my friend Krissie adores them.  When we tried this gem from 1900 Mexican Grill, we were both surprised by how refreshing it was.

Espolon tequila

Watermelon Puree

Roasted Jalapenos

Fresh Lime

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The Root Daiquiri

You wont find this in Charlotte, but it’s close.  Sovereign Remedies in Asheville is home to this incredible drink.  With fresh ingredients, it is damn tasty.

Flor De Cana rum

Lime

Ginger

Dandelion

Burdock

Sasparilla

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