Saturday, January 20, 2007
We've got Spirit!
Some weekends, Robb and I do not go out into nature. Occasionally, something else catches our attention. This week, I stumbled on some photos of St. George Spirits, a "craft distillery" on the old Alameda naval base. I thought the place looked interesting, so Robb, Christine and I set out for a tour.
The distillery did not disappoint. The tasting room was very nicely designed. (The display of fruit-infused vodkas looked just like creepy medical displays of preserved specimens in formaldehyde. Like Babies in Jars. Nice.)
The stills were beautiful, as was the wooden ceiling.
The building itself was impressive. A 65,000 square foot converted World War Two era airplane hangar. This was just one tiny corner of the space.
And we tasted.
And then we went and had lunch.