Denver Food & Wine Announces Tiki Tiki Tiki Competition Lineup
We are coming in on just a week out from the Denver Food and Wine presentation of Tiki Tiki Tiki. On September 4 from 6-9pm, esteemed bartenders representing the Colorado Bartenders Guild will serve up the most exotic cocktails ever created to guests and a panel of judges, complete with the elaborate garnishes and rare tropical ingredients you’re all looking forward to.
Reservations include a full tasting of the ten competing cocktails and patio bites for days
The COBG is Colorado’s chapter of the United States Bartenders Guild. As one of nation’s largest chapters, the COBG is made up of local industry professionals as well as enthusiasts passionate about spirits, cocktails, wine, beer and quality of service. As stewards of the community, they participate in charity events and work hard to create and elevate the food and beverage industry.
Competing Bartenders include:
Haylee Ortiz – Session Kitchen
Chris Clewell -Acorn
Lois Heyse – Trillium
Dylan Holcomb – Beatrice & Woodsley
Douglas Preston – The 10th (Vail)
Seth Caparelli – Salt (Boulder)
Brian Smith – Colorado Bartenders Guild
Glenn Pollak – Oak at Fourteenth (Boulder)
Jocelyn Gallegos – Sysco
McLain Hedges – RiNo Yacht Club
Guests will get to try each bartender’s creation and pick their favorites, but the cocktails will be also be tasted by a panel of judges, who the bartenders will be required to impress through their creativity, showmanship and overall exotic flavor of their creation. The official list of competitors is in, and there is no doubt the competition will be anything but forgettable. Tiki Tiki Tiki features spirits provided by Southern Wine and Spirits and their family of brands, which competing bartenders will utilize in competition. The matchups have yet to be confirmed, but the spirits have already been made available for creating their exotic cocktails.
COMPETITION SPIRITS PROVIDED BY SOUTHERN WINE & SPIRITS
Single Barrel Cruzan Rum
Jim Beam Signature Craft Brandy Finish
Altos Silver Tequila
Sugar Island Spiced Rum
Tres Agaves Anejo
Patrón Roca Reposado
Pyrat Rum XO Reserve
Tickets are currently available and reservations can be made below. Reservations include a full tasting of the ten competing cocktails and patio bites for days. Guests will all walk away winners, too – though donning the best island ensemble will determine who gets to take home a tiki tiki trophy.