Nashville Cocktail Festival

April 25-29th 2018 Nashville TN

Jeff "The Beachbum" Berry

One of Imbibe magazine’s “25 Most Influential Cocktail Personalities of the Past Century,” Jeff “Beachbum” Berry is the author of six books on vintage Tiki drinks and cuisine, which Los Angeles magazine dubbed “the keys to the tropical kingdom.” Esquire calls Jeff “one of the instigators of the cocktail revolution” and Food & Wine “one of the world’s leading rum experts,” while the New York Times cites him as “the Indiana Jones of Tiki drinks” and the Los Angeles Times as “A hybrid of street-smart gumshoe, anthropologist and mixologist.” Jeff’s been profiled in the Washington Post, USA Today and Wine Enthusiast magazine; he’s also been featured on PBS Television, National Public Radio and Martha Stewart Living Radio.


Chris Forbes

Like porto?  We do to, and this is the man to talk about it.  After several years climbing the ladder with wine brands like Croft, Fonseca and Taylor Fladgate, Chris is now the Global Ambassador for the the three labels and educates around the world.  Join us to learn more about porto, and it's role in the history of the cocktail!



Nathanael Mehrens

Nathanael Mehrens is an award-winning beverage inventor and creative entrepreneur with a passion for artful hospitality and food science. With more than 12 years experience in the coffee and cocktail industries, Nathanael has been instrumental in menu creation and execution for many highly regarded Nashville establishments such as CREMA, Pinewood Social, Steadfast, and Steadfast Commons. Nathanael is also Creator and Co-Founder of Matchless Coffee Soda, a new and uniquely Nashville beverage company working toward national distribution. 

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