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Hear Ye, Bartenders! 1st Annual USBG Drinks & Ink Competition

on 15/02/11 at 9:56 am


United States Bartenders Guild, TUACA liqueur take on bold ingredients, tattoos in Drinks & ink bartender competition

The United States Bartenders Guild (USBG) and Tuaca Liqueur announce the launch of the 1st Annual USBG Drinks & Ink Competition presented by Tuaca.  This not-so-usual take on a bartender competition combines the intersecting cultures of bartenders and tattoos with bartenders being judged on their Tuaca bold shot recipe and the overall craftsmanship of their tattoo.  Local winners will have the opportunity to compete for a photo spread in Inked Magazine in the National Finals in New York on April 11.

Entries for local competitions can be submitted online at usbg.org or requested from their local Tuaca distributor rep.  Six bartenders in each market will be chosen to compete at a local event for a spot in the National Finals.  Following are the dates of the local bartender competitions, along with the entry submission deadline for being considered for the local finals.

Atlanta – March 28 (Deadline: March 14)

Baltimore – March 14 (Deadline: Feb. 28)

Breckenridge – March 2 (Deadline: March 14)

Columbia, SC – March 30 (Deadline: March 16)

Denver – March 1 (Deadline: Feb. 15)

East Lansing – February 26 (Deadline: Feb. 12)

Jacksonville – March 20 (Deadline: March 6)

Oklahoma City – March 20 (Deadline: March 6)

Phoenix – February 28 (Deadline: Feb. 14)

Seattle – March 21 (Deadline: March 7)

Local competitions will be judged by a local USBG representative or affiliate, a local tattoo artist and a local spirits aficionado.  The National Finals will be judged by celebrity tattoo artist & TV personality Corey Miller of Six Feet Under Tattoo Parlor, cocktail authoritarian Gary Regan of Ardent Spirits, among others to be named judges.

For more information about the 1st Annual USBG Drinks & Ink Competition presented by Tuaca, please visit usbg.org.

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