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Bloomery Plantation Distillery Tour 2016

27 Aug 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT


The Washington DC-Baltimore chapter of STC returns to the Bloomery Plantation on August 27th. We had so much fun last year (see photos of 2015 and photos of 2014), we’re doing it again this year.


Bloomery Plantation is a 12-acre farm steeped in history–and moonshine! A former ironworks, today it is a charming mini-distillery where they make artisan cordials by hand from their farm’s own lemons and raspberries.


What does this have to do with technical communication, you ask? Well, it turns out running a business like this requires a lot of labeling. The process of creating SweetShines, as they call their artisan cordials, is quite technical. That’s our story and we’re sticking to it. We will enjoy a tour of the grounds and hear about the slightly tarnished past of this neck of the woods while we strengthen our ties to one another as a network of technical communicators.


Despite the focus on spirits in the Bloomery’s tasting room, this is actually a great event for families, with lots of land to explore.


Food is not available at the Bloomery Planation but you can bring your own picnic (be sure to include food, non-alcoholic drinks, and paper products; be prepared to carry out your own trash) if you’d like. Nearby restaurants include Alfredo’s, KFC, Subway, and Chick-Fil-A.


Bloomery rules:

  • Don’t bring in any other alcohol, per WV law.

  • GPS will get you lost. Use Google or Mapquest.

  • Dress casually. High heels will get you stuck in the soil.

  • Feel free to bring kids and kid-friendly drinks. 



Agenda

3:00 Arrive and gather with our group 

3:15 Tour of grounds and history

4:15 Tasting 

5:00 Hang out and network

6:00 Official event end and live music begins

8:00 Live music ends and Bloomery closes

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Viqui Dill is the STC Washington, DC-Baltimore Chapter's social media manager. Viqui describes herself as "Technical writer, wife and mom, bass player, worship leader, I'm happiest when folks sing along with me."

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27 Aug 2016
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3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Bloomery Plantation Distillery
16357 Charles Town Rd
Charles Town, WV 25414 US

Viqui Dill is the STC Washington, DC-Baltimore Chapter's social media manager. Viqui describes herself as "Technical writer, wife and mom, bass player, worship leader, I'm happiest when folks sing along with me."

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