All 12 members of the Central PA Tasting Trail will be on hand offering tastes of their products as well as selling beverages by the glass, bottles, gift sets & merchandise. Other vendors like Tait Farm and Mount NitaNee Kombucha will also be on site, with local food vendors Village Eating House, Blonde Bistro, Harrison's Wine Grill and Toftrees’ The Field Burger & Tap selling delicious bites to eat while you sip and shop.
A unique feature to the Holiday Showcase will be 5 seminars that will be open to attendees to attend (sign up will be on a first-come, first-served basis at the registration desk the day of the event). Seminars will include:
Holiday Beverages for a Crowd: Eggnog, Mulled Wine, and Spiked Punch In this seminar, local beverage pro Rebecca Larson will teach you how to make large batch holiday cocktails, and you’ll have a chance to sample the finished product!
Festive Seasonal Cocktails 101. Brandon Wagner of Big Spring Spirits will teach attendees how to make a few cocktails sure to keep your spirits up during the holiday season.
Porters and Stouts: Tasting and Comparing the Beers of WinterLed by Sam Komlenic of Otto’s Pub and Brewery, taste and learn about these winter beverages, how they are similar yet different and what goes into making them so.
How to Taste Whiskey Distiller Phil Jensen of Big Spring Spirits will lead a class on how to properly taste whiskey, from what kind of glass to use, the effect of adding water as well as what to look for in terms of age and proof and how they are related.
How to Pair Craft Beverages with Your Holiday Dinner Learn how wine, beer, spirits, and cider can pair with traditional holiday meals. Food sampling will be provided by The Field, beverages will be provided by Tasting Trail members. (There will be two sessions of this seminar, and an $10 upcharge will be required at registration to attend this seminar)
Tickets to attend the Holiday Craft Beverage Showcase are $15 and admission includes sampling, a souvenir tasting glass and seminars.** Only 500 tickets will be sold, so get yours now! Purchase them at www.CentralPAtastingtrail.comor at any of the Central Pennsylvania Tasting Trail member venues. Direct questions to info@CentralPAtastingtrail.com. A portion of the proceeds from the ticket sales of this event will be donated to the State College Food Bank.
*This seminar has a $10 upcharge to attend.