The word "Expo" doesn't usually have positive connotations: a failed Home Depot spinoff, a failed Canadian baseball team, and myriad obligatory corporate functions come to mind. This holiday season, however, there's one expo that everyone can get behind: the Indy Spirits Expo, which brings a host of independent liquor producers to SF for a night of sampling. This year's Expo is tomorrow (Wednesday), so grab a big meal and get ready to find some gifts to give (or receive) come December.
Numerous small-batch leading lights will be in attendance, including local favorites like Charbay and St. George and national indie brands like Square One and Death's Door. All the represented companies will be pouring tastes, so be sure to exercise caution if you want to make it in to work on Thursday. Luckily, the event is held at clubby Mighty instead of a sterile convention hall, so you don't have to be too worried if you get a case of the tipsies.
A VIP ticket ($75) gets you four hours of tasting from 5 to 9 pm, while regular admission ($55) purchases two-and-a-half hours from 7 to 9:30. You can buy both tickets online right up until the event starts.
Wednesday, November 17, 5-9:30 pm, at Mighty, 119 Utah Street, Potrero Hill.