Events

Historical Flight: Ernest Hemingway

By Jonathan Laurel July 17, 2019 Cocktails Events

Few cultural figures in the last century have brought cocktail and spirit culture into the limelight the way that Ernest Hemingway did.  This monumental figure in 20th century literature was also a famous drinker, incorporating his love for all things alcoholic (and, often, bitter) into his stories and his life.  We prefer “famous” here in lieu of “infamous,” because Hemingway’s extraordinary enthusiasm for beverages was of mythical proportions even in his own life… Read More

Negroni Week, 2019

By Jonathan Laurel June 20, 2019 Cocktails Events

West Main is officially participating in Campari’s international Negroni Week this year!  This is a week when the world celebrates all things bitter and gentian-based, especially the 20th century king of such drinks: the eponymous Negroni.  This is also a drive to raise money for charities on a global scale, so there are plenty of good reasons to drink. We’re featuring a flight of drinks for this week-long celebration: the modern classic White… Read More

Seminar: “Mezcal Method Madness”

By Jonathan Laurel June 13, 2019 Cocktails Events Food

Because our favorite thing is sharing knowledge about spirits and cocktail culture, we’re adding a series of new classes to our seminars over the next few months.  This series is  designed to explore another of the lesser known spirit in our region: Mezcal. And we’re promising a world of knowledge, flavors, and mouthfeel like you rarely get the chance to explore.  We started with the idea to do a single class… Read More

Sri Lankan Pairing Dinner

By Jonathan Laurel March 28, 2019 Cocktails Events Food

On Thursday, April 11, West Main Crafting Co. will be presenting a pairing menu with guest chef Samantha Fore, of Tuk Tuk Sri Lankan Bites. This dinner will be wholly unique in Sam’s oeuvre (and ours), and we wanted to put a little more information out about it to get everyone excited. This, of course, is why we have a website where we can post all the words. Sam has been a friend of our… Read More

Colonial America Pairing Dinner

By Jonathan Laurel January 31, 2019 Cocktails Events Food

Our first cocktail pairing dinner of 2019 will be on Thursday, February 14—yes, Valentine’s Day, though we’re welcoming couples and groups alike! We’ve been waiting since New Year’s Eve to tell you all about this dinner and we’re so excited to share it with you. The menu will further explore the theme of our current cocktail menu, Volume 4: Colonial America, with each dish and its cocktail pairing inspired by 18th century North American staples. Read More