Join us Saturday evening for a tasting
of the Northwest’s (and beyond) Finest herbal beverages and treats!
The MHG&MC Tasting will feature a wide range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic herbal drinks. There will be herbal treats to go with the beverage tasting. The MHG&MC is the first major conference of its kind in the US and will feature 70 presenters and 400 participants.
Our goal is to highlight the many wonderful and creative uses of herbs in beverages and foods. Many producers of these products will be available to pour and chat about their product. These fabulous beverages include: kombucha, shrubs, syrups, bitters, herbal liquors, absinthe, spirits, wines, beers and others.
There is a long history of using herbs in alcoholic beverages in Europe and, as in so many other things, there is a revival going on in the Pacific Northwest and across the country. An increasing number of brewers and distillers are leading the charge. Some well-known European herbal liqueurs include, Absinthe , Chartreuse, St Germaine, Compari, Jagermeister, Strega, Zabrowka, Who are the regional counterparts? Artisan, high-quality, herb production is needed for all of these products. This is a small but specialty market in which quality is of the essence.
We will be featuring local musicians Stringology
(acoustic gypsy swing)
The Trade Show will be in full progress and the evening theme is a Growers & Buyers Meet-up.
$25 ticket for entrance (includes food and music) 8/10 tastes
Go to our EventBrite page and click on "Get Tickets," then scroll down to the ticket called "Tasting Bracelet." I.D. will be required to pick up a bracelet.
So Far we are blessed to host:
Finn River Brewery
Honey Meadow Cider
The Honey Meadow cider is our SPRING release, featuring Finnriver's bright base of fermented organic apples, back-sweetened with Olympic Peninsula honey and infused with local lemon balm and chamomile. With thanks to Denise at Mountain Spirit Herbal Company and Tinker Cavallero, local gardener extraordinaire, for finding us just the right herbs for this blend. Drinking this might make you feel like a happy honeybee after a great green day among the blossoms...
Solstice Saffron Cider
Old Ballard Liquor Co.
Thousands of dandelion petals are plucked for each bottle of this traditional favorite. Golden sunshine, with pear and apricot bouquet, pleasure to drink chilled with cheeses or on its own. .04% Residual sugar, 12.6% Alcohol by volume. 34 cases produced.
Oregon Grape Wine
Wow! A rich and earthy red, this one is complex to say the least! Many layers will intrigue the palette. .1% Residual sugar, 13% Alcohol by volume. 9 cases produced.
A delicate and sweet scented semi-sweet sparkling wine. Mellow, floral and smooth, you’ll enjoy this one with bleu cheese, and fruit., or grilled veggies. .07% Residual sugar, 11.8% Alcohol by volume. 10 cases produced.
Another well-known favorite, and for good reason! Plump, anthocyanin-rich berries color this wine a magnificent purple-blue. Full-bodied and dry with plum, cherry, licorice and lavender aromas, this wine is excellent with grilled meats, pasta or Spanish dishes. 0.02% Residual sugar, 11.8% Alcohol by volume. 34 cases produced.
Old Growth Ales
Urtication Ale- Crisp and refreshing wild harvested spring tonic. Urtication Ale, named after the traditional practice of flagellation by stinging nettles, considered as a folk remedy in the middle ages for stagnation including rheumatoid arthritis. Nettles, burdock, dandelion greens, lemon, and ginger enliven the body and soul after a cold, dark winter. 9% Alcohol By Volume.
Kombucha with herbal infusions
Crafted with care by "Seattle's grandfather of kombucha" and his crew,
this is traditional kombucha like Russian grandmothers have prepared
heirloom kombucha for centuries.
CommuniTea Kombucha is dry, bubbly and bright
and pairs well with a wide variety of cuisines.
It's not too sweet and not vinegary.
Reishi coffee, tea, and hot chocolate
Drinking chocolate with essence of absinthe
Alpenfire ciders and vinegars
honey, fresh ginger, molasses, Orleans apple cider vinegar 5%
Spring tonics, Incendiary vinegar
Genesis Juice company
Organic Herbal Fruit Tonic
Organic herbal tea blend (St. John’s Wort, Ginkgo, Rose Hips, Nettles, Raspberry Leaf, steeped in purified water), Organic Lemons, Organic Cranberries, Organic Agave Nectar and Organic Ginger. 28% Juice.
Hawthorne Tulsi Mead
Rose Cardamom Mead
and one more suprise
San Juan Distillery
Madrone flavored brandy, Thimble berry brandy, Vermouth, Spy hopped Gin,…..and a few more
Kari’s Island Elixirs
Bitters, shrubs, syrups, oh my!
Ogden’s Own Distillery
Underground Herbal Spirit is America's First Herbal spirit.
Underground uses about half the raw sugar that other brands use. The difference is immediately noticeable. With Underground, you taste the blend of 33 herbs, spices and flavors as they come through for a sweet, yet, complex flavor experience.
The flavors include a mellow blend of cassia, angostura, anise, cardemom, gentian, yarrow, wormwood, mate, guarana, ginseng, molasses, orange oil, lemon oil, spearmint, pure cane sugar, agave and plum.
At 80 proof (40% ABV), Underground Herbal Spirit is also higher proof than most liqueurs
Unlike 99% of kombucha, iggy's is brewed entirely with honey instead of sugar. We brew with 100% direct-sourced local wild flower honey from Western Washington. Brewed by plant people for plant people, we always brew with whole healing botanicals. The flavor profiles are dry, complex, oak-aged, and herbaceous.