On Sunday, September 8, 2019, we teamed up with Burial Beer Co. to host The Liturgy of the Bartender Cocktail Competition. Eight of the best local bartenders went head to head for bragging rights and a solid lineup of prizes.
There were four single-elimination timed rounds and three local judges there to decide who would take home the crown. Judges were Gary Crunkleton from The Crunkleton in Chapel Hill, Andrew Norman from Fainting Goat Brewing Company in Fuquay-Varina, and Kyle Morgan from Burial Beer Co. out of Asheville. The following bartenders participated:
- Anays from Hyperion Bar and Lounge
- Rob from Lao Restaurant and Bar
- Max from 1618 Midtown
- Pistol from 1618 Midtown
- Jake from 1618 Downtown
- Kyra from 1618 Downtown
- Britt from Fox Liquor Bar
- Connor from Earl’s
All of the drinks were incredible but the big winner for the evening was… Max from 1618 Midtown!
Next time you see Max, be sure to tell him congratulations and ask him to make you a cocktail from the event. You won’t regret it.
Thank you to everyone who participated and to all of you who came and joined in the fun. Check out the photos from the event below. All the photos were taken by Colin Beggs. Not only is he an incredible bartender but he is pretty good behind the camera too!
About Burial Beer Co.
We loved working with Burial Beer Co. on this event. They craft German lagers, Belgian-inspired ales, and bold American styles with a dedication to creativity, tradition, modernization, and preservation. They have locations in Asheville and Raleigh (where our sister location is), and you can take home cans and bottles, and taste many of their offerings on draft. Learn more at BurialBeer.com.
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