Hello all! We've been by the bar and begun consulting with the barkeeps. And I'm happy to report that I now have a comprehensive list of the vegan beers and wines that will be available to you at Grit's when you attend Vegan Drinks! You can find it here, and access it any time via the "Drinks List" tab.
We'll also have printed, laminated versions of the list available on the fly during the event. (It would of course be more fun if we made you memorize it and quizzed you when you got there...) There are only four beers at Grit's that aren't vegan, so chances are that if they have it and you want it, you're good to go.
As far as specialty vegan cocktails, White Russians and Bloody Marys are under way. I'm also working on something I'm calling a Light Russian - a sort of White Russian without the vodka and with a splash of club soda - for those of us who like the sweetness but get bombed off of one vodka drink (and aren't really looking for that!). No, I didn't make it up; it just doesn't have a fun name.
And for those who can't or don't want to drink any alcohol, we want to have something special for you too! We're looking at a variety of mocktails. You can of course order a virgin Bloody Mary, which I'm fond of. Other possibilities include a Reno Cocktail (grapefruit juice, lime juice, grenadine). Know of something way much better that is feasible for Grit's? Let us know!
Can't wait to see y'all - thirteen days and counting!