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.
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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.
Spirits Expert Dr Inkwell
DISTILLERY TOURS • SPIRIT TASTINGS • COCKTAIL CLASSES
TIPS/RBS Training for Service Professionals
Tuesday, July 12 at 1pm in Oakland's Jack London Square
Get your RBS Certificate for only $50 plus exam costs, required as of 7/1/2022.
American Standards - A Shop Yourself Cocktail Class
Saturday, July 16 at 5pm
Gather your friends to enjoy All-American cocktails! With Dr Inkwell's complex camera setup, you'll learn to make three drinks from the comfort of your home. Details in link.
Dr Inkwell's Favorite Cocktails - A Shop Yourself Cocktail Class
Saturday, August 20 at 5pm
Gather your friends to enjoy some all-time favorites! With Dr Inkwell's complex camera setup, you'll learn to make three drinks from the comfort of your home. Details in link.
Dr Inkwell's Gin Jam
Learn about the history and creation of three styles of gin, taste Dr Inkwell's favorites, nosh on appetizers and cocktails, and mingle!
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
A Tour of Napa Valley Distillery's New Grand Tasting Salon
All About Amaro: History, Tasting & Tour
Hangar One Distillery Tour & Tasting
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.
Create Your Own Bitters
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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.
Boozephreaks recipes are tested and refined to ensure the best balance of flavor in every drink.
Our experts use the latest scientific techniques and can create ingredients specific to each recipe.
Our mixologists have a worldly, experienced palette, ensuring our recipes are of the highest quality.
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.
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!