On Tuesday night, 30 members of the Yelp Elite Squad (YES!) attended a cocktail sampling at State 38 Distilling in Golden, CO. From educational distillery tours, an ambitious craft cocktail menu and delicious bites that warmed us up from the cold, it surely was a night to remember.
After guests checked in, they immediately made their way to the bar for a State 38 signature cocktail. A complex and in-depth cocktail menu awaited them—with the Añejo Root Beer, Smoked Old Fashioned, and Sazerac (highlighting their house-distilled Absinthe) being the most popular orders of the night.
What’s a party without delicious bites, right? Smiley’s (also in Golden and owned by one of the State 38 owners) catered the event with a handful of signature items. Highlights were the Pulled Pork Sliders, Homemade BBQ Sauces, and Mini Pinwheel Sandwiches—like the Greek and Buffalo Chicken–that had guests going back for more!
No trip to State 38 Distilling would be complete without a behind-the-scenes tour of the facility. Tours were led by head distiller, Joel, and owner, Don. Their expertise regarding State 38’s unique distilling process kept guests engaged throughout both tours, making for a thorough sneak peek of how State 38 crafts their award-winning spirits.
The cherry on top of an already phenomenal evening came towards the end of the night, when Joel tapped Barrel One of their Rye Whiskey, aged for four years! Each guest had the unique opportunity to collectively cheers to State 38’s fruits of their labor.
Read all the rave reviews of the event and check out the spectacular photos on our Yelp Colorado Facebook page, courtesy of Amy K. Wright Photography. Yelp Colorado would like to thank State 38 Distilling, including owner, Don, and head distiller, Joel, for providing guests with a 5-star experience.