Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Colorado Cocktail Project Party Extravaganza!! (And a little Don Julio Announcement)


COBG(ers) -

You've read about it in Westword. Or maybe Sean Kenyon told you about it via Skype (you luck devil you!).

We've selected the finalists (there's 10 of em) and are ready for a two day Colorado Cocktail EVENT!

Come one, come all and explore the artistry of mixology and the craft of distilling in a two-day event where our finalists and distillers compete to create a signature Colorado cocktail, made from Colorado spirits. The program starts on Sunday, June 26 with a sampling of the unique flavors of Colorado’s 11 distillers, plus food, drinks and talks by historians, brewers and other cocktail luminaries (I'm not sure what all that was on the website). On Monday, June 27 the ten finalist bartenders compete before a panel of judges (and Bryan freakin' Dayton!) for a chance for their drink to be crowned the Colorado Cocktail. Both days feature drinks, food and fun.

Here's the deets below if you're interested in attending the first event of it's kind in Colorado! A two day pass for 2 is $70 ($35 bucks a peace for those of you counting)...or purchase a one day pass for two for $40 (again, $20 for can see which is the better deal).

Sunday, June 26, 2011
12–6PM All-Day Colorado Spirits Tasting & Lecture Marathon Series
Food Trucks. Drinks. Colorado Cocktail Experts.

Monday, June 27, 2011
5–9:30PM Meet the bartenders and help the judges decide which will be the winning, Colorado Cocktail.
Learn. Drink. Vote.

For more information and to purchase tickets...head over to

Also...if you've made it this far down the email...The folks over at Don Julio are throwing a little party at Lola this Sunday night. They're looking for a few more contestants for a "Iron Chef" style cockail comp. So if you're free this Sunday night and are ready to play for a chance to win some great prizes, send Jennifer Muenzenmayer an email today expressing interest at So if you're interested in throwing down, shoot Miss Jen and email ASAP to secure your spot.

Thanks everyone! We'll see you this weekend.


COBG (USBG Colorado Chapter)
Mike Henderson, President
Sean Kenyon, Vice President
Anika Zappe, Treasurer
Brian Melton, Secretary

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Spirits Confidential

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Hey Everyone!

Hope we're all enjoying this extremely hot weather we're having...and those random lightning storms last night that had my dog cowering behind the toilet.

It's been a little while since we last chatted, but that just means we've all been very busy. With all of your hard work, Denver's beginning to get that national recognition we all deserve. That's why....

Beam Global is inviting us to an exclusive opportunity to meet their world famous Master Distillers and Ambassadors. This is an unparalleled opportunity to share in generations
of spirits expertise and mingle with some of the industry’s most respected craftsman and mixologists. On hand for this excellent evening will be Fred Noe Sr., Jim Beam Distiller and Great-Grandson of Jim Beam; Rob Samuels, Master Distiller of Marker's Mark; Bobby "G" Gleason, Master Mixologist; Gary Nelthropp, Master Distiller of Cruzan Rum; Carlos Camarena, Master Distiller of El Tesoro...and many more!

WHEN: Wednesday, August 17, 2011
6-7 Panel Discussion with Master Distillers and Mixologists
7-10 Cocktail Reception

WHERE: Kevin Taylor’s in the Ellie Caulkins Opera House
(corner of 14th and Curtis Streets)

RSVP: or call: (949) 200-7214

Attached is the invite. Space will be VERY limited, so RSVP just as soon as you can.

Thanks everyone. Keep an eye out for a couple of more emails this week as we get some events nailed down.