Thursday, August 25, 2011

St. Germain Can-Can Competition

Dear Bartenders,

We love it when you compete for's great for the kids and the community, and well...usually your pocketbook. That's why we wanted to let you know abou tthe 4th Annual Edible Communities & St. Germain Can-Can Classic.

Your Task: To develop an original cocktail recipe with St. Germain that utilizes the bounty that is Colorado seasonal ingredients.

Your Prize: Each area will have one winner who will receive a profile in Edible Communities Magazine, a Yarai mixing glass from Cocktail Kingdom and a chance to win $10 Grand!

All you have to do to enter by 8/31/2011 - That's next Wednesday folks...get workin!

Vsit and submit your recipe. Also, you must submit this recipe as well to Lyndsey Geiger @ LGEIGER@STGERMAIN.FR

Good Luck Everyone!

2011 Can-Can Competition Colorado Entry Form.doc Download this file

CAN-CAN PDF LOCAL TRADE.pdf Download this file

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

ICE, ICE Baby & Denver F&W

Hey COBGers!

So in keeping up with this year's theme of educational opportunities for our community, our friends at Hendrick's Gin are bringing an Ice Program class with John Santer this Tuesday, August 30th.

Beginning at 2 pm, join us at Freshcraft (1530 Blake Street) as we will have a hands-on class where we will be taking down a 300lb block of ice into 2-inch cubes, spheres, cylinders...etc. Mr. Santer will be speaking about managing a proper ice program from storage to carving, shaping and cocktail specific ice usage (and yes, that is the technical term). There will be food, and most importantly, cocktails. The class is free and is guaranteed to be educational as well as enjoyable.

Please RSVP to THIS email address to let us know you'll be attending.

Also...remember, we're looking for a few more Food and Wine volunteers for the weekend of the 9th & 10th. If you're interested in working with us Friday night or Saturday day, please check your email or our website and RSVP ASAP.

Thanks everyone. Have a great rest of August, and we'll see you in Ice Class!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Spirits Confidential Dinners and Seminar

We's short notice....

But we wanted to let everyone know who might have their Tuesday and Wednesday nights free that a couple of banging Beam Global events are going on tonight and tomorrow night.

We've talked about it over the past couple of emails, but tonight there are 3 killer dinners at 3 different venues to attend.

At LOLA at 6:30 join Armando Zapata of Hornitos and Andrea Bearbower of Beam Global for a four-course paired dinner featuring Hornitos and El Tesoro. $75 per person.

at AVENUE GRILL join Gary Nelthropp of Cruzan Rum, Dave Racicot of Thatchers and Don Tullio of Canadian Club for a 5 course paired dinner for $49 plus tax & tip from 6:30-9:00 pm. For reservations call 303.861.2820.

at BIG HOSS BBQ join Fred Noe of Jim Beam and Rob Samuels of Maker's Mark for a 5 course dinner with Bourbon pairings for $50 from 6:30-9:00 pm.

And tomorrow night, join everyone at Kevin Taylor's in the Ellie Caulkins Opera House for a panel discussion and cocktail reception. Details are below:

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

Sorry for the short notice, but you know how these things can go. Please call ahead to the venue you wish to ensure they have a spot for you. See the attachments for more details.

Much love!

Big_Hoss_Bourbon_Dinner.pdf Download this file

lola_tesoro sauza dinner_2011.pdf Download this file

Avenue_Grill_Distiller Dinner.pdf Download this file

Denver Spirits Confidential.pdf Download this file