You. This Whiskey. And This Bar.
By The Editors / October 30, 2014 9:00 am

All whiskey is distilled beer.

Your common bottoms-upper probably doesn’t know that.

But it makes for good bar conversation.

And it makes for a good reason to appreciate and attend the one-night-only California Beer & Whiskey Tasting at Matrix Fillmore, tickets on sale now.

Organized by the top-shelf stockers of PlumpJack Wine & Spirits, the tasting offers choice flights from three of Cali’s finest distillers (Stillwater, Charbay and Seven Stills) alongside the best drafts from a trio of California brewers (Bear Republic, Stone and Moylan).

It’s a three-hour exploration of nuance and, you know, alcohol tolerance.

Your guides: PlumpJack whiskey evangelist Josh Thinnes and Rich Higgins, the third person in the world to ever become a master cicerone — i.e., a sommelier of the sudsy stuff.

The scene will be laid back, with plenty of banquette seating and churched-up bar bites.

And the guest list will be small, so act fast.

Bottoms up.