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  • Writer's pictureDiana Brandt

Chandler Craft Spirits Festival

Thanks to Chandler Craft Spirits Festival for sponsoring this post, so that we can promote this awesome event to our followers!!

It’s an annual celebration of small-batch distillers and artisan spirits, and there’s a whole lot more in store for revelers at next month’s Chandler Craft Spirits Festival.

Set for 3 p.m. – 9 p.m. Saturday, April 14 at Downtown Chandler’s Dr. AJ Park (178 E Commonwealth Ave.), the full-scale salute to the state and region’s top spirit makers promises more than 150 high-end cocktails and spirits to sip on, but that’s only beginning. In addition to chances to sample a broad variety of bourbon, vodka, tequila and other spirit varieties from the likes of Grand Canyon Distillery Adventurous Stills and Iconic Cocktails, just to name a few, the special event promises cocktail educational opportunities, a fashion show and live music from Aunt B, the Hourglass Cats and August in Stereo, among other draws.

Arizona’s distilleries will be showcasing everything from whiskey and vodka to margaritas, chile-lime cocktails and drinks that will transport you to the Caribbean. This is going to be a fun event to remember. We have the newest distilleries in the state and the oldest(since prohibition). Distilleries have only been legal in Arizona for a handful of years and we want to showcase the local products that distillers are making. Whether people want to sip straight, stirred on the rock or mixed, we will have it at the Chandler Craft Spirits Festival.

So much more fun is happening at the event. Want to find out how distilling is done? How about the perfect ratios for a cocktail? What about how to make a variety of cocktails? We will have seminars on site from top bartenders, cocktail aficionados and the Arizona Distillers Guild. Education is

At the heart of this event and we might even have some of you leaving with the desire to make “bathtub gin”.

Fun and Games abound at the Whining Pig Pig Pen complete with live pigs, beer, wine and cider. Local restaurants and food trucks will have your taste buds jumping to pair with all the sweet and savory cocktails. Check out the latest trends from our fashion shows, the bands will keep you rocking and our DJ will have you dancing into the night.

Bring a canned food to be entered to win a prize pack valued at over $100 which included tickets to next year’s festival. All canned food brought to the festival and a portion of the proceeds will benefit Matthews Crossing Food Bank. We are so excited to partner with the food bank and to be able to help those in need as we head into the summer months.

Tickets are $25 for General Admission and include a tasting cup and 8 tastings. VIP Lounge tickets are sold out. Designated driver passes are up for grabs for $8, For a chance to win one of 10 swag packs or extra drink ticket including copper mugs from American Mule, bring a canned food items and you will be entered to win.

What: 5th annual Chandler Craft Spirits Festival

When: 3 p.m. – 9 p.m. Saturday, April 14, 2018

Where: Dr. AJ Park in Downtown Chandler - 178 E Commonwealth Ave., Chandler, AZ

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