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Golden State of Cocktails Kicks Off; Moonshine Flats Heads to PB

Plus, a beer and spirits fest at SILO at Makers Quarter.

UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS— The annual Golden State of Cocktails, a series of seminars, demos and spirit education classes for the bar industry, will run in to San Diego from December 6 to 8. The kick-off happy hour, presented on December 6 from 5 to 7 p.m. by the San Diego Distiller's Guild, will be held at Sycamore Den and feature a tasting of local craft distilleries. It's open to the public while the rest of the events, hosted by Park & Rec's Trevor Easter and Anthony Schmidt, are reserved for the trade and range from the history of sake to an oyster and gin pairing. [EaterWire]

PACIFIC BEACH— We reported that Good Time Design was taking over the Garnet Avenue space that housed Typhoon Saloon and Fred's Mexican Cafe and the hospitality group has confirmed that it is building out a version of its Moonshine Flats live music and dance concept there, called Moonshine Beach, that should be open by early 2016. Founder Ty Hauter tells the U-T that it will have an adjacent Mexican restaurant, called Cerveza Jack's, that will share a 2,500-square-foot patio.[EaterWire]

MAKERS QUARTER— A host of newish local breweries and distilleries, including Council Brewing, Fall Brewing Company, Half Door Brewing Company, Liberty Call Distilling, Malahat Spirits and more, will gather at SILO at Makers Quarter on Saturday, December 12 for The New Kids Welcoming Party benefitting local non-profit It’s All About the Kids® Foundation. Pre-sale general admission tickets are $30 and include unlimited beer and spirits samples; food will be available for purchase. [EaterWire]

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