Going to Kansas City for Paris of the Plains Fest!

POP Fest is almost here!

POP Fest is almost here!


The Paris of the Plains Fest in Kansas City is almost here! Next week from September 9 through 13, the bartending community gets together for competitions, seminars and parties. I’m heading out for the BBQ as well!

  • All Access Pass – $288
  • Educational Day Pass – $157
  • Night Owl Pass – $135
  • Luncheons $45 each 

9/11 Magical Midday Mezcal Meal (1:30-3PM)

9/12 Teeling Whiskey Cocktail Luncheon (12:45-2:15 PM)

  • Competitions $25 each

9/10 MIXLDN Beefeater National Finals

9/13 Midwest Melee 


Here are my picks and make sure you check out the full schedule here.

Wednesday, September 9

  • 10 PM – 2 AM: USBG Industry Social (Offkey)

Thursday, September 10

  • 7-10 PM: MIXLDN Beefeater National Finals (The Brass on Baltimore, Tudor Room)

The winners from the 5 regional heats will compete in the US finals in Kansas City. The winner of the US finals goes on to the International finals in London later this year. I will be cheering on my girl from Los Angeles, Karen Grill (Sassafras Saloon in Hollywood) as she takes on the other 4 regional winners.

Friday, September 11

First day of seminars! I want to do them all but here are the ones that look super cool-

  • 10 – 11:30 AM: Spanish Wines and Cockails (Berg Event Space)
  • 3:30 – 4:45 PM: History of Gin in Tiki Cocktails (Berg Event Space)
  • 11:30 PM- 2:30 AM: Rebirth Reverb with L.L. Kinahan’s and J. Rieger & Company (The Brick)

Saturday, September 12

More seminars! Again, here are my picks!

  • 10-11 AM: Beyond the Brunch Cocktails (The Brass on Baltimore, Rooftop)
  • 11:15 AM-12:15 PM: Aromatized Wines in Cocktails; Americano, Quinquina and Vermouth with Haus Alpenz (The Brass on Baltimore, Rooftop)
  • 2:30 – 3:45 PM: Understanding the Barrel (The Brass on Baltimore, Rooftop)
  • 10 PM – 1:30 AM: Late Night Cognac with Maison Ferrand (Ollie’s Local)

Sunday, September 13

  • 6-10 PM: Fourth Annual Midwest Melee (The Guild)


See you in KC!

Paris of the Plains 

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© The Minty // LA Cocktails  2015





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