The most wonderful time of the year is almost here.
No, we're not talking about September, when small children will once again disappear from your favorite lunch spots. We're talking about the glorious month of August, when the delicious crunch of helmet-against-helmet meets the crack of white-hot Wild Card bats.
And the folks at Jasper's Corner Tap are rearing and ready. Swing by ahead of the year's sportiest season as the downtown gastropub hosts an evening with their brand spankin' new dream team of bartenders next Tuesday, July 23 at 6p.
The faces are fresh, the cocktails are creative, and they'll only set you back $6 a pop.
Feeling too fancy for your usual beer-and-a-shot combo? Try Hotsy Totsy alum Allison Webber's refreshing Highland Shandy, which combines Trumer Pils with Japanese Yamazaki whisky and chamomile honey.
Another one to try out: Robert Wertheimer's Cobbler Formerly Known As The Raspberry Beret. Yes, the list of ingredients is just as long as the cocktail's name. All you really need to know is that it involves Banks rum, Dolin Blanc vermouth, and fresh raspberries.
Think of the evening as your chance to pre-select your 2013 MVP of booze while simultaneously ensuring that the new mugs behind the bar know your go-to.
Now if only the Giants could get it together.
Meet The Bartenders at Jasper's
Tuesday, July 23
401 Taylor St., Downtown
Price: Entry is free, cocktails are $6
Nearby: Tradition; Bourbon & Branch; Scala's