New cocktail/beverage event, Boston Thirst, set for Nov. 9-11

BOSTON – Thirst Boston! launches this fall, November 9-11, created by four longtime industry pros, TJ Connelly, Andrew Deitz, Maureen Hautaniemi and Brandy Rand, with a series of seminars by mixology specialists and industry professionals.
The weekend kicks off with “The Thing,” a celebration to welcome cocktail enthusiasts to Thirst Boston on Saturday, Nov. 9th, and followed by Thirst Hall with beer, coffee, juice, carbonated beverages and more; Hands-On “Happy Hour” Cocktail Experiences, Curated Cocktail Seminars from “The Art of Japanese Whiskey” to “Coffee & Cocktails”; a Bartender Blender Bender battle with 12 bartenders and their blenders in partnership with the Boston Chapter of the US Bartenders Guild; and Stars, Stripes and Swing Benefit Bash, a closing evening celebration to honor Armistice Day, Nov. 11, and benefitting the mission of the USO in partnership with Opus Affair and the Boston Chapter of Ladies United for the Preservation of Endangered Cocktails (LUPEC).
Accommodations at Hotel Commonwealth in Kenmore Square will include exclusive rates for attendees.
For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit or follow on Twitter @ThirstBoston or

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