Ghosts, goblins, and whiskey, oh my! Get in the spirit and celebrate Halloween at OMSI After Dark - costumes encouraged! Taste the difference between grain and potato vodka while local distilleries share the secrets of their craft at our 4th annual spirits tasting.
Due to the popularity of this event, we strongly recommend that you purchase tickets in advance as capacity is limited and may sell out.
Spirits Tasting packages are $25/non-members, $15 /OMSI members, and $5/OMSI After Dark Members. Package includes souvenir shot glass, 8 tasting tokens, and admission to OMSI After Dark. Guests can also purchase OMSI After Dark only admission (spirits tasting not included) for $13/non-members, $6.50/OMSI members, and free for OMSI After Dark Members.
SCIENCE DEMONSTRATIONS Drunk Goggles | These goggles simulate different levels of impairment. Drive a remote controlled car and walk the line. Bar Bet Brain Teasers | How can you use scientific principles like Newton’s laws of motion, fluid dynamics, Bernoulli's Principle, and hydrogen bonding to trick your friends into paying for your drink? It’s easy if you know the answer. Molecular Mixology | Make a mini modernist cocktail that excites through surprising combinations of taste, form, and texture. Shaken vs Stirred | Was James Bond onto something? How does shaking a drink affect the water and alcohol content? Find out and explore a few properties of alcohol along the way!
PRESENTATIONS Time TBD | The Science of One Night Stands on studies in humans (and animals!) about the acute effects of alcohol on social behavior and bonding. with Caroline Hostetler, PhD, Senior Research Associate, OHSU.
FEATURED ARTISANS A&S Jerky Booda Hot Sauce Brad’s Bread Clutch Coffee Roasters Fort George Brewery Humm Kombucha Marshall’s Haute Sauce Smitten Truffles The Dessert Tray Wandering Aengus Cider
BREWERIES 4 Spirits Distillery Aria Gin Beam Suntory Bendistillery Bull Run Distillery Bulleit Clear Creek distillery Distillinghead Eastside Distilling EJGallo Spirits Hood River Distillers New Deal Distillery Pok Pok Som Tatoosh Vivacity Spirits Wild Roots Vodka Ye Ol Grog
THEMED VENDORS Klarquist OBRC State Farm
Sponsorship for OMSI After Dark: Spirits is provided by Klarquist®.