Washington: Rum Festival in September in Seattle
The Rum Lab, a creative industry that’s all about rum, is putting on the Seattle Rum Festival for the first time this year. The group has run rum events in Puerto Rico, California, New York and the Midwest, and now the Pacific Northwest gets a taste. No matter who you are—from an industry insider to a casual rum consuming tourist—the Rum Festival will bring joy to your heart.
West Virginia: Foam at the Dome on May 12 in Charleston
You might not know what we’re talking about when we write “foam” and “dome,” (the foam comes from the beer and the dome refers to the University of Charleston’s Laidley Field) but you need to go if you’re in West Virginia. The Dome will be rocking, filled with more than 60 breweries, 10 restaurant vendors and 20 artisans.
Wisconsinites hold Old Fashioneds in special regard. But unlike the whiskey Old Fashioned the rest of us know and love, their version uses brandy. The Old Fashioned Fest puts the two styles to the test inside the Garage at the Harley-Davidson Museum, plus lets festival goers sample classic and innovative takes on the drink.