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BECOME A BOOZEPHREAK

Boozephreaks members get special benefits: 

  • Invitations to private events

  • Special tastings

  • Boozephreaks swag

  • Guest lectures

And the best part?

Signing up is free!

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A SPIRITED BOARD Game

In early 2020, I came across Dave Beck's independently produced board game in which players compete to build the best distillery. I was immediately taken with the idea and now, a year later, I'm part of the project! I've advised on spirits-making details, added fun and humorous flavor text to the cards, and added some atmosphere and background about the industry. The pledge period ended in July, closing as one of the most successful board games of all time on Kickstarter.

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Are you looking for a bourbon expert, a talk about the history of spirits, or an overview as to how gin is made? Look no further! Dr Inkwell is an expert in both locally made spirits and international brands. He's spoken at the Exploratorium's Science of Cocktails, many corporate events and countless private parties. Comfortable with a variety of subjects, Dr Inkwell include tasting demonstrations, cocktail-making classes or create something specific to fit your event.
Catch him on YouTube!
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With a weekly cocktail recipe demonstration, Dr Inkwell keeps it fresh. He makes #oneminutecocktails videos for Taste Catering, and fully explained videos on YouTube.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

DISTILLERY TOURS • SPIRIT TASTINGS • COCKTAIL CLASSES

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Dr Inkwell's Gin Jam

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Learn about the history and creation of three styles of gin, taste Dr Inkwell's favorites, nosh on appetizers and cocktails, and shop at Ye Olde Gin Shoppe.

Holiday Cocktails - A Shop Yourself Cocktail Class

Saturday, December 18 at 5pm

No matter the weather outside, you'll be happy with these comforting drinks! With Dr Inkwell's complex camera setup, you'll learn to make a Chocolat Français, Peppermint Whiskey Sour, and the classic drink Champs-Elysées from the comfort of your home. 

Brunch Bartending - A Shop Yourself Cocktail Class

Saturday, January 8 at 2pm

Gather your friends and have brunch while enjoying these classics. With Dr Inkwell's complex camera setup, you'll learn to make a Bloody Mary, Bellini, and Irish Coffee from the comfort of your home. 

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  • La Celebración de Mezcal at Persona 

  • Barrel Tasting Masterclass at Griffo Distillery

  • The Death & Life of Gin Cordials

  • Loch & Union Gin-Making Tour

  • Gold Rush Board Game Night with Argonaut Brandy

  • Sequoia Sake Tour & Tasting

  • Board Game Night featuring Jura Scotch

  • Lofi Aperitif Masterclass

  • Board Game Night, featuring Punch from 1869

  • Alley 6 Distillery Tour & Tasting

  • Falcon Spirits Tour & Tasting

  • Irish Whiskey Masterclass

  • Aphrodisiacs, featuring Emanuel's Elixirs

  • Oakland Spirits Company Tour, Tasting & Art Show

  • Winterhaven, a Pop-up Speakeasy

  • Tour & Tasting at Spirit Works Distillery

  • Raff Distillerie Tour & Tasting

  • A Trip To Venus (Distillery) in Santa Cruz

  • Shhhh, A Pop-up Speakeasy

  • Heidrun Meadery Tour, Tasting and Picnic

  • Whiskey Masterclass at The Academy

  • Sutherland Distilling Tour & Tasting

  • Anchor Distillery Tour & Rooftop Tasting

  • Old World Spirits with Davorin Kuchan

  • Tour of Napa Valley Distillery's New Grand Tasting Salon

  • All About Amaro: History, Tasting & Tour

  • Hangar One Distillery Tour & Tasting

PAST EVENTS

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PRIVATE EVENTS

Are you looking for an unique cocktail event? For over 10 years, we've been creating memorable, one-of-a-kind experiences.  We are based in San Francisco, but travel throughout the Bay Area and nationwide.

  • Spirits 101

  • Create Your Own Bitters

  • Whiskey Basics

  • Tequila, Mezcal and Mexico

  • Amaro-verview

Contact us below to request a quote!

NON-ALCOHOLIC?

Drinking well is not about drinking alcohol. It’s about the craft of every beverage. We have expertise with non-alcoholic ingredients––from specialty syrups, to shrubs, to non-alcoholic bitters. We can create something perfect for a workplace team-building exercise or an all-inclusive party. 

Cocktail Ingredients

COCKTAIL CONSULTANTS

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Recipes

Boozephreaks recipes are tested and refined to ensure the best balance of flavor in every drink.

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Our experts use the latest scientific techniques and can create ingredients specific to each recipe.

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Our mixologists have a worldly, experienced palette, ensuring our recipes are of the highest quality.

DISTILLER RESOURCES

If you're looking to make the next big gin, whiskey or liqueur and need some help, we're here for you. Our consulting services can help you develop your signature spirit. As more distilleries pop up in the Bay Area, our networks need to grow too. What will you do if your only screw pump dies in the middle of moving your mash? It's good to know your neighbors.

 
 
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ABOUT BPH

Doctor Inkwell created Boozephreaks with Vitamin V. In 2006, he was curious about the differences between vodkas. After inviting 30 people to blind taste, rate and notate 30 vodkas, our good Doctor declared it to be the first Boozephreaks event. We've maintained that scientific curiosity and research-based approach since then. We currently have quarterly, monthly and weekly meetings to taste spirits, create cocktails, tour distilleries, invent new cocktail techniques and meet local bartenders. We're always looking to be social so sign up for our mailing list today!