Drink Well


A Showcase Of The Nation’s Best Whiskies And

Austin’s Best Bourbon Cocktails


WHO:               The Austin Chapter of the United States Bartenders Guild (USBG) Austin’s best bartenders and the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians (H.A.A.M.) The Event Chair is Jessica Sanders (Secretary of the Austin Chapter of the USBG and Co-Owner/Bar Maven of drink.well.)


WHAT:             Celebrating it’s 4th Year, the USBG Austin ‘Bourbon, Bluegrass and BBQ’ will treat guests to over 30 American whiskies, all you can eat BBQ and live music from Austin favorites, the Sour Bridges and The Possum Posse. In addition, 16 of Austin’s finest bartenders will gather in friendly competition to vie for the spot as the official USBG Austin ambassador at Portland Cocktail Week in October 2013. Using a randomly selected Bourbon, contestants will craft an original cocktail to be featured judged during a live competition/tasting held at ‘Bourbon, Bluegrass and BBQ.’ Celebrated in tandem with Health Alliance for Austin Musicians (HAAM) Benefit day, the event proceeds will benefit the Alliance, which is USBG Austin’s 2012-2013 philanthropic beneficiary.


The USBG member-bartenders participating in this year’s event represent the chapter’s best cocktail venues including: drink.well., Midnight Cowboy, Contigo Austin, The W Hotel, Whisler’s, NoVa, Esquire Tavern (San Antonio), East Side Showroom, The League and The Turtle (Brownwood, TX). A complete list of bartenders is available upon request.


WHEN:             Tuesday, September 24

                          6:30- 9:30PM


WHERE:           Mercury Hall

                          615 Cardinal Ln.


TICKETS:         Food & entertainment tickets can be purchased for $35 at http://usbgaustinb3.eventbrite.com/.


WHY:                Because who doesn’t want to enjoy Bourbon, BBQ and live music, all for a good cause?


ABOUT:           The United States Bartenders’ Guild is a non-profit organization and the nation’s largest network of professional bartenders. The USBG empowers bar professionals and works with committed partners to enrich the career advancement of our members through peer-to-peer learning, expert instruction, philanthropic service projects and industry competitions. The USBG offers its members opportunities to compete, travel around the world, and spread knowledge in the pursuit of elevating our craft. For more information on USBG Austin, please visit http://usbg.org and Follow them on twitter @usbgaustin. The local Guild can be reached via e-mail at Austin@USBG.org.



Drink.Well., opened by husband and wife duo Michael and Jessica Sanders, keeps a focus on American craft cocktails, wine, beer and food, and is the perfect laid back, neighborhood spot to grab a drink and a delicious bite. Located in Austin’s North Loop District at 207 East 53rd St, Austin, TX. Open Tuesday – Thursday, from 4pm – 11pm; Friday, from 4pm – 12am; Saturday for brunch Noon – 4pm and dinner 4pm – 12am; and Sunday for brunch, Noon – 4pm. For further information please visitwww.drinkwellaustin.com or call 512.614.6683. ‘Like’ them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/DrinkWellAustin, and follow them on Twitter @DrinkWellAustin.


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Hayden Walker is the Editor in Chief and Director of Operations for Austin Food Magazine

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