Well...Congratulations on everyone who came out and took Bar Smarts this past Tuesday. From what we're gathering from BAR, they were absolutely impressed with the dedication of the Colorado bartending scene and are very eager to get back here. We've all know how awesome we all are for some time, but to have the best minds in our industry come and see what we're made of was absolutely an honor. Cheers to breaking that 80% pass rate every other market has been saddled with. We know you all did amazing. This email is going to be both a schedule of events and contests that are hurdling towards us like some meteorite from the planet Krypton. You know, after it exploded and stuff...First Up...Next Monday, April 18th at 6:30 pm Just a reminder. Michael Collins is releasing their new 10yr Single Malt at Japoix, 975 Lincoln Street. For those of you who are still confused about the second spirit in Tuesday's tasting portion of BarSmarts, this one should really piss you off. So come by and taste Irish Whiskey that tastes a hell of a lot like scotch. Make sure you RSVP...not to us. See attachment. Second Up...Next Tuesday, April 19th at 5:30 pm
Thatcher's Organic Artisan Liquor founder Dave Racicot will be in town for a meet and greet seated dinner at TAG Restaurant, 1441 Larimer. Cocktails will be consumed and dinner will be had at 7:00 pm. Free food and booze? Yup! Just what you needed after the ass-whoopin that was BarSmarts. Seating is limited to 30 people and this sucker is going out to everyone in the industry, not just COBG peeps, so get on it if you want in. RSVP to Bryan Hansen at 303.214.2873 or firstname.lastname@example.org. DO NOT RSVP to this email address. We'll just laugh at you.
Thrice Up...Russian Standard Cocktail CompetitionHave you ever wanted to go to Russia? No? Well how bout now? Russian Standard Vodka is creating a pretty unique opportunity for you and a friend (or you can go solo if you need a ticket to bring your mail order bride back) to head to Russia to check out Russian Standard's operations. The contest is called Emotions in a Glass, and yes, they want you to cry. Or laugh. Or smirk. Just make sure your drink represents whatever emotion it is you want to convey. Our's is probably going to have something to do with a Deadmau5 album. Cause that kid can DJ. For real. This is hosted by our parents over at the USBG. It's simple...just go to www.usbg.com before May 5. You have to submit a picture, so yes, you actually have to MAKE your drink. The top 20 cocktails go up on their facebook page for a consumer voting contest. Winner of Consumer's Choice gets a trip to Tales. Hurray!! So if you win both you could go get drunk in New Orleans and get yourself hitched in the former U.S.S.R. You don't know how lucky you are. (Yes, Superman, Deadmau5 & the Beatles in one post!! Take that Perez Hilton!)
Aight. That's it. Enjoy with reasonable responsibility. We don't want you going crazy or anything.Love your faces!