[image-1]BevCon, the beverage conference brainchild of publicist Angel Postell, begins on the day of the eclipse and runs through August 24. And as if that’s not auspicious enough for the beginning of a huge event catering to the best and brightest in the libation field, Postell is doing her best to win favor with the masses by rolling out a huge list of BevCon related events that are free and open to the public.

From happy hours to book signings, here’s how you can brush shoulders with some of the best in the bartending biz from Beaufort to the Bay area.

Mon. Aug. 21

Kicking Things Off Happy Hour
4-6 p.m.
Prohibition, 537 King Street
Cocktails by Rob Mariani and Shannon Healy, Alley Twenty-Six

Prohibition will host this PUNCH sponsored gathering where BevCon-ers and spirit appreciators can grab enjoy cocktails by the Prohibition team and guest bartenders Rob Mariani and Shannon Healy of Alley Twenty-Six.
Drinks will be available for purchase via an a la carte menu.
[location-3]Late Night at Little’s Jack’s
9-11 p.m.
Little Jack’s Tavern, 710 King Street
Cocktails by Stephen Palahach, Maison Premiere

Stephen Palahach of Maison Premiere will be behind the bar creating a special collaboration menu for the night.
Drinks will be available for purchase via an a la carte menu.

Tues. Aug. 22

East Bay Street Bar Pop Ups
8-11 p.m.

Special collaboration menus will be available for one night only by a variety of different bartenders and you can taste test them hoping from bar to bar.
Drinks will be available for purchase via an a la carte menu.

Edmund’s Oast, 1081 Morrison Drive
Spirit Underwriter: Maison Ferrand
Wine: Broadbent Selections/Spy Valley
Guest Bartender: Nick Detrich, Cane & Table
Host Bartender: Jayce McConnell
Home Team BBQ, 126 Willman Street
Spirit Underwriter: Ilegal Mezcal
Guest Bartender: TJ Lynch, Mother’s Ruin
Host Bartender: Adam Rothstein
Bar Mash, 701 East Bay Street
Spirit Underwriter: Belle Meade/Nelson’s Greenbrier
Guest Bartender: Scott Baird, Trick Dog
Host Bartender: Teddy Nixon
Lewis Barbecue, 464 N. Nassau Street
Beer Underwriter: Fullsteam Brewery
Spirit Underwriter: Two James Spirits
Guest Bartender: Jesse Carr, Balise and La Petite Grocery
Royal American, 970 Morrison Drive
Spirit Underwriter: High Wire Distilling Co.
Guest Bartenders: Jerry Slater and Miles Macquarrie, Kimball House

Late Night at Royal American
11p.m-2 a.m.
Gamay, Rose, and Muscadet 40’s. Karaoke.

WThis evening brought to you with Gamay, Rose, and Muscadet 40’s and karaoke — Harry Root of Grassroots Wine style. Those looking to let loose should head to The Royal American for this one.
Drinks will be available for purchase via an a la carte menu.

Wed., Aug. 23

King Street Bar Pop Ups
8 p.m.–11 p.m.

Same deal as Tuesday night. Bop around town trying specialty cocktails from an array of top bartenders.
Drinks will be available for purchase via an a la carte menu.

The Cocktail Club, 479 King Street
Featured Spirit: William Grant & Sons
Guest Bartender: Charlotte Voisey
Host Bartender: Ryan Welliver
Brand Ambassador: Camile Austin, Montelobos and Ancho Reyes
The Macintosh, 470 King Street
Featured Spirit: Caledonia Spirits
Guest Bartender: Matt Tocco, Strategic Hospitality
Scarecrow Hearth & Liquor Bar, 23 Ann Street
Featured Spirit: Privateer Rum
Guest Bartenders: JP Fetherston and Paul Taylor, Columbia Room
Host Bartender: Jeremiah Schenzel
Proof, 437 King Street
Spirit Underwriter: Virgil Kaine
Guest Bartender: Alba Huerta, Julep Houston
Host Bartender: Craig Nelson
The Rarebit, 474 King Street
Featured Spirit: Woody Creek Distillers
Guest Bartender: Gui Jaroshy, The Broken Shaker

Late Night Bites
10 p.m.-12 a.m.
The Ordinary, 544 King Street

BevCon’s worked a special deal with The Ordinary for a pretty ridiculous late night event. Miller Union Chef Steven Satterfield will share the kitchen with host chefs Mike Lata and Vandy Vanderwalker offering a special late-night food menu that will be available with pairings by Peay Wines. Guest Bartender Tiffanie Barriere will be behind the bar with Lane Becker and team mixing up some delicious cocktails to keep the party going.
Drinks and food will be available for purchase via an a la carte menu.

Thurs., Aug. 24

Let’s Get Lit: Featured Author Book Signing
7–8 p.m.
Oyster Shed at Leon’s, 698 King Street

The following authors will sign books as you mix and mingle and, of course, imbibe.
Drinks will be available for purchase via an a la carte menu.

Featured Authors:
Brad Thomas Parsons
David Wondrich
Jon Bonne
Kara Newman
Megan Krigbaum
Matt Lee
Paul Clarke
Robert Simonson
Talia Baiocchi
Wayne Curtis
[location-2]After Party: Frat Party
11 p.m. -2 a.m.
Warehouse, 45 Spring Street

According to Postell, “We couldn’t resist just one last chance to keep the part going.” The final fete will be at WAREHOUSE where there will be a Frat Party style menu by guest bartenders Nick Detrich, Cane & Table, Chris Hannah, Arnaud’s 75, and Joy Richards, Bar Mash.
Drinks will be available for purchase. [location-1]