Mason Jar Winter 2.0 filled Space Gallery on February 15, 2018, with a business-to-business seasonal cannabis-pairing dinner prepared by chef Daniel Asher, with displays by Steepfuze Coffee, GreenMed, Canyon Cultivation, Jane West, Olio, Verra Wellness and The Joint by Cannabis, as well as guest appearances by Stephanie Byer, author of Waking Up to Weed, and Amy Padden, candidate for Colorado Attorney General.
The Hemp & Seed Dinner hosted among the green hemp plants at Blue Circle Research Farm under the beautiful sunset in Milliken, CO, by Mason Jar Event Group, Organic Alternatives, Organa Brands (aka o.penVAPE), Blue Circle Development, and BDS Analytics, was the classiest, not to mention fun, affair full of delectable food and intelligent cannabis smokers I have ever attended (in public). Maka Kalai, Director of Sales and Marketing at Organic Alternatives spoke and said, “It’s great to be able to do this in a beautiful setting, and not behind a building,” where all of us used to toke. With representatives from marQaha, the tasty tincture and THC/CBD beverage maker, terpene technologists Extract Consultants, Hempsley, whose mission is to help patients in prohibition states learn about and gain access to products that can help, and a film crew representing the Today Show, the high in the room was not just from the cannabis, but from the great company. A goody bag from Organic Alternatives kept everyone talking. It included a specialty, craft oil o.penVAPE cartridge, flower, and wax of Organa Brand & OA’s collaborative strain, Clementine Kush that paired with the Wagyu tri-tip beef perfectly, and complemented the spiciness of the radish in the smoked trout lettuce wraps. From dinner to dessert, drinks to doobies, this was a night to (mostly) remember! Sign up for the newsletter at masonjareventgroup.com to receive information about these events so you too can indulge in style.
Another event for the books from Mason Jar Event Group. Kendall Norris, the brains behind the Mason Jar magic, has a God given gift for bringing friends and family together in a luxury cannabis friendly fashion. Kendall hosts four cannabis pairing dinners a year, one to accompany each season. Her recent Winter Dinner was nothing short of spectacular, and as usual we left the event still mentally processing how amazing it is that an experience like this is even possible. Hosted in an intimate creative community space in Boulder, we were greeted upon arrival by a warmly lit room with beautiful art, painters, and live jazz music flowing in the air. Guests mingled as they drank and sampled the evening’s featured cannabis selections, as well as enjoyed the first round of appetizers which included Royal Red Shrimp Ceviche and Spicy Pork Kimchito Empanadas. These were paired with Olio’s Sleeping Monkey Live Resin Sugar, Olio’s Cherry Diesel Live Resin Sauce, and Sanita Brewing Company’s Citrus Lager.
It was a blissful Sunday evening in early October, and the night would begin with a question I’ve never had the chance to ask myself before: “So, what does one wear to a fall cannabis pairing dinner?”