Denver Female Bartenders shake, stir it out for Speed Rack Competition

Girl power. I’m all for it.  Especially when it comes in powerful packages like eight final contestants duking it out over classic cocktail recipes with speed and precision.  From my times as a drinking savant, I have great respect for the artist crafting a classic cocktail.  From my bar stages, I have an even greater […]

Spring 44 Launches Product in Denver at Euclid Hall

On Tuesday, June 19th, Spring 44 (one of Sean Kenyon’s consulting projects) launched in the Denver market at Euclid Hall. And I’ll admit, I was apprehensive.  Last time Euclid Hall launched a product, it was American Harvest.  And at the Harvest launch, it felt like the old Martini Ranch has resurrected itself–complete with the skinny […]

Where, oh, where has my bartender gone? Tales of the Cocktail, of course.

As you stop in this week to your local cocktail joint, you may notice that your favorite bartender might not be behind the bar.  Bartenders, distributors, and distillers alike are jet-setting down to Tales of the Cocktail held in New Orleans, capital of the sazerac, from July 20 to July 24.  Every year, the booze […]

A little hooch in your brew: 1st Annual Beer Cocktail Party Recap

A beer cocktail is a beautiful thing. What is a beer cocktail, exactly?  In the most basic form it’s spiking your beer, or beer-ing your liquor.  It’s the marrying of beer and spirit.  For beer lovers, a beer cocktail is a great way to have a cocktail, with a little hooch in your brew.  For […]

Announcing the 1st Annual CO Beer Cocktail Party

We get it.  You’re hot stuff. Maybe you made it to Food & Wine in Aspen where Avery Brewing Company and Peak Spirits threw down the challenge to create amazing beer cocktails. Maybe you made it this Monday to the Colorado Cocktail Project to find Colorado’s cocktail, Marnie Ward’s “Tree Line”. Maybe you’re fascinated by […]

Kitchen Confidential: Williams & Graham faces licensing issues

And the kitchen renovation drama continues… Earlier this month, Johnny Ballen and Josh Olsen of Squeaky Bean closed at their 33rd and Tejon location to make way for Occidental, a new bar, to open at the same location.  The Bean had hopes to expand their kitchen from the tiny galley in which the chefs, under the […]