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  • Hyatt House - Sterling Hall 560 King Street Charleston, SC, 29403 (map)

Get inspired as you have the chance to listen and learn from some of the country's industry experts on a variety of topics. On the docket:

10:00-11:00AM:  Opening Session: The confusing world of “Craft”: What does using the word “craft" really mean these days?  


  • Cream, sugar or quality? A thorough talk on Coffee Programs
  • Techniques: Ice + Air
  • Somm: Past, Present and Future
  • Getting Ink
  • Demystifying Amaro: The Spirited World of Bittersweet, Herbal Liqueurs

12:30-1:30 PM: Lunch in the Hall: by EVO


  • The Making of Birds & Bubbles: A Chef/Owner's Account of Beverage Program Development
  • Building a Winery, Brewery and Distillery in Today's Market
  • Beer Collaborations
  • Artisanal Mezcal
  • Sazerac to Seelbach: Iconic Cocktails of the South

2:30-3:00PM: Snack Time by The Granary


  • The Kingdom and The Power and The Glory: anaerobic yeast fermentation and its impact on beverage flavor
  • Wine Hospitality
  • Building a Beverage Brand from Behind the Bar
  • Craft Brewing In America – History &  Trends
  • How Far Can You Twist a Classic Cocktail
Earlier Event: August 22
Tasting Session: Coffee and Tea
Later Event: August 22
Tasting Session: Fall and Winter