Happening Today: GastroFest 2015 in Hemming Park

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GastroFest 2015 Schedule of Events & Tastings! March 21st, Hemming Park 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. article from EU Jacksonville. Written by Nataniel Price

9-0-4 Whiskey Tasting From Palm Ridge Distillery 4 p.m.

Learn about and enjoy Florida whiskey during our Palm Ridge Reserve “9-0-4? Whiskey Tasting! Come taste 9-month aged, Virgin (0 month/non-aged), and 4-month aged whiskeys with the Palm Ridge Reserve owners and distillers themselves, Marti and Dick Waters.

Vegan Cheese & Wine Flight 5:30 p.m.

Tickets are $17 and available on EventBrite. Limited availability.

Taste vegan-certified wines and locally crafted, artisan, vegan cheese from SunRAWise.

Florida Wines from San Sebastian Winery 8 p.m. -10 p.m.

Try samples of our local wines and get to know San Sebastian Winery. They will also be raffling off a basket filled with local snacks, chocolates, and wine!

Workshops at Down the Rabbit Hole

The Gospel of Brew Sessions 11:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.

The Beer Apostle, Brian Little, and James Moriarty of Veterans United Craft Brewery talk beer, so you too can get your start as a proud home brewer.

Taste and Learn: Cupping Locally Roasted Coffee with Bold Bean 1:15 p.m., 2:15 p.m., 4:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.

Tickets are $5.00 and are available on Eventbrite.

Bold Bean Coffee Roasters will do cuppings with four different roasts per session. If you can’t live without a good cup of coffee this is for you! Learn about the different nuances of these wonderful and locally roasted coffees.

Real Bread Workshop 3:30 p.m.

Community Loaves presents a workshop on the mysteries of sourdough bread-making, and why, sometimes, the old ways are the most delicious ways!

Tickets are $35, and are available on Eventbrite.

The GastroJax Cocktail Contest will focus solely on craft cocktails created using locally sourced spirits and ingredients. Each of the five cocktail samples will use Palm Ridge Whiskey. The competitors are: The Candy Apple Cafe, Bistro AIX, Grape & Grain Exchange, bb’s and Sidecar. There will be both a juried and people’s choice winner. Come support GastroJax and enjoy great cocktail samples, live music, and yummy appetizers! Celebrate local with the best in libations!

On the D’Land Productions Music Stage

Tough Junkie - 11:00 AM 10 12:00 PM

Jacksonvegas - 12:20 PM to 1:20 PM

Tambor - 1:40 PM to 2:40 PM

Tropic of Cancer - 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

East China Sea - 4:20 PM to 5:20 PM

Cougar Barrel -5:40 PM to 6:40 PM

Tomboi - 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Announcement of the Homebrew Winners (Audience Favorite and Judges Favorite) - 8:15 PM

Dr. Sirbrother - 8:30 PM to 10:00 PM

Written by Nathaniel Price

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