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California Rum Festival, Rum, Seminars & Events

Showcasing the best rums from from Large, Micro & Boutique Distilleries

September 8th, 2018

San Francisco, California - SOMArts Cultural Center

ABOUT THE EVENT is proud to celebrate the 4th California Rum Festival. This year the event will be held at SOMArts - San Francisco, California. Last year more than 20 Rum brands participated and over 600 people attended the event. This year we will enhance the event adding a Trade Program and some Tiki flair.

The USA is considered one of the most important countries for the entire rum industry. Before the American Revolution, rum was the most consumed spirit, and now an awakening is occurring. The Rum Lab – “The California Rum Fest is focused on becoming the Official Rum Expo throughout the West Coast”

Our team are the producers of the Puerto Rico Rum Fest "Taste of Rum", the New York and Chicago Rum Festival. All events attracting hundreds of people from trade, rum aficionados, tourists & locals.

The event is divided into few sessions & experiences.

The Spirit Industry Session consists of a 1.5 hour program offering industry professionals the opportunity to: (1) network with brand representative, (2) attend training seminars, (3) taste a wide variety of rums and (4) mingle with industry colleagues.

The Rum Aficionado Grand Tasting “General Admission” Session consist of a 3-4 hour program offering the attendees the opportunity to: (1) taste new rums (2) attend brand seminars and (3) enjoy pleasant music.

The Tiki Bazaar (Experience) consists of a 3-4 hour event that takes place on outdoor patio of the venue, where attendees will enjoy (1) great tropical rum cocktails made with the rum brands that are participating in the event  + elaborated by some of SF best bartenders, (2) arts & craft by local vendors and (3) some pleasant retro/surf music.


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