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The Spirits are Calling. Will you answer? Join us July 15-19, 2015 as the international spirits community answers the call, returning for another spirited round of Tales of the Cocktail®.
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Shane McKnight

Best Beverage Catering
National Craft Beverage Director
San Francisco / National
Shane McKnight has been a craft beverage professional in San Francisco since 1997. He is the National Craft Beverage Director for Best Beverage Catering and the founder of Top Hat Provisions & Top Hat Ginger Beer.

Shane McKnight has had many opportunities in craft cocktail program design, craft cocktail catering, large scale public event concessions, draft cocktail engineering, draft equipment design & customization, craft beverage bottling & packaging, event and venue staffing & training, brand event production, brand activation consulting, and craft cocktail mixer design & packaging.

Thanks to the innovative vision of Dirk Alton at Best Beverage, Shane and the team have the resources to source, design, juice, shrub, carbonate, batch, ferment, transport, deliver & properly serve kegs of craft cocktail to hundreds of thousands of people all over the country every year. They have kegged hundreds of amazing draft cocktails of different styles including: spiritous cocktails, "LIVE" fermentations, fresh produce driven & cold preserved shrubs. He is excited to talk about the appropriate application of each of these styles of kegged cocktails and some tricks to preserve produce & citrus driven cocktails indefinitely.

Shane McKnight & Best Beverage Catering batched a record number of "Craft on Draft" Cocktails at Coachella Music Festival again this past April. Look for their amazing craft cocktail offerings at festivals all over the country this summer.

Shane presently curates and manages hundreds of craft cocktail programs at music festivals, venues, public events, universities, corporate events, private events & brand activations around the country (Coachella, Outside Lands, TomorrowWorld Atlanta, Electric Forest, Treasure Island Music Festival, California Academy of Science, The Warfield, Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, The Regency Ballroom, The Roxy Hollywood, The Fonda, Fox Pomona, Stanford University, UCLA, Mercedes Benz, Twitter, Facebook, Google, Pinterist, Linkedin, Diageo, Absolut, Jameson, and many more)

"This is all great, but none of this commerce would be possible without the organization, education and community of the USBG, Tales of the Cocktail & cocktail weeks all over the country. I am forever grateful for this community."
-Shane McKnight

Email: shane@bestbeverage.com
Websites: http://www.bestbeverage.com
IG: @mixi415 @bestbeveragecatering
Twitter: @bestbeverage
ph: 415-902-7821

My Speakers Sessions

Saturday, July 18
 

12:30pm CDT