Also on Thursday, October 20th, stop into NEAT for a Brown-Forman takeover experience. Since its founding in 1870, Brown-Forman has represented a portfolio of brands that define fine quality spirits and beverages, representing brands across more than 170 countries. NEAT will exclusively showcase Brown-Forman spirits-based drinks and cocktails featuring Old Forester Bourbon Whiskey, Benriach Scotch, and Fords Gin. From 6-8PM, the Brown-Forman team will be onsite to share insights into these spirits, answer questions, and fuel the takeover.
Neal Bodenheimer will also join the takeover with his new book, “CURE: New Orleans Drinks and How to Mix ‘Em,” signing copies and sharing his passion for the craft behind the cocktail. As the creative force behind the James Beard award-winning New Orleans bar CURE, and more recently taking the helm of New Orleans’ annual cocktail conference, Tales of the Cocktail, Bodenheimer has long been a key player in the New Orleans cocktail scene and has solidified his influence in the wide world of mixology.
This event is open to the public with opportunities for purchasing cocktails, spirits, and other offerings. Bodenheimer’s book will be available for sale, with a book from 6-8PM.
Alys Beach Crafted is pleased to announce that all proceeds of the 2023 events will benefit one of Walton County’s local non-profits, the Cultural Arts Alliance.
The Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County has been the creative core of the local community for three decades – 30 years of fostering creativity as a local arts agency in Walton County, Florida. Supporting the arts through leadership, advocacy, funding, programs, and education, the CAA’s mission is to encourage and promote creativity. With an emphasis on inclusivity and collaboration, the CAA provides opportunities for residents and visitors to experience diverse forms of art and learning, connecting them to broad, critical explorations through artistic expression and engagement.
The Alys Foundation and Alys Beach are committed to providing cultural experiences for the broader Alys Beach Community, including creative programming, a permanent collection of art works displayed throughout the town’s landscape, and through partnerships with organizations like the Cultural Arts Alliance. Alys Beach Crafted is delighted to support the CAA while sharing the stories that craft tells.