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24
Mon
March 24, 2014
10:00am - 5:00pm
10:00am
10:00 am-
10:50 am
Empowering Bartenders to Get Involved with United States Bartenders' Guild
Empowering Bartenders to Get Involved with United States Bartenders' Guild
David Nepove, National President - United States Bartenders' Guild
Jason Asher, Southwest Regional Vice President - United States Bartenders' Guild
Frank Martucci, National Vice President - United States Bartenders' Guild
Kyle McHugh, Midwest Regional Vice President and Master of Whisky - United States Bartenders' Guild and Diageo
Reza Esmaili, Northwest Regional Vice President - United States Bartenders' Guild
Breakout Session
The United States Bartenders’ Guild is the largest integrated network of bartenders in the country dedicated to inspiring individuals to restore and grow the craft. Join the USBG Board of Direct...
Empowering Bartenders to Get Involved with United States Bartenders' Guild
Bar Mgmt & Bartending
10:00 am - 10:50 am
SPEAKER:
David Nepove
Moderator
National President
United States Bartenders' Guild
Jason Asher
Panelist
Southwest Regional Vice President
United States Bartenders' Guild
Frank Martucci
Panelist
National Vice President
United States Bartenders' Guild
Kyle McHugh
Panelist
Midwest Regional Vice President and Master of Whisky
United States Bartenders' Guild and Diageo
Reza Esmaili
Panelist
Northwest Regional Vice President
United States Bartenders' Guild
Description:
The United States Bartenders’ Guild is the largest integrated network of bartenders in the country dedicated to inspiring individuals to restore and grow the craft. Join the USBG Board of Directors for a Q & A discussion about how the guild can help you elevate your professional bartending career! Learn the benefits of joining the guild; career advancement, peer-to-peer learning, and how to start a chapter in your city.
2:10pm
2:10 pm-
3:00 pm
Going Above and Beyond Behind the Bar
Going Above and Beyond Behind the Bar
Russell Davis, Expert/President - Spike TV's "Bar Rescue" & Unlimited Liabilities
Breakout Session
A bartender can make or break a bar’s reputation. The importance of hospitality in this industry cannot be stressed enough. In this session showmanship behind the bar will be demonstrated and ex...
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Going Above and Beyond Behind the Bar
Bar Mgmt & Bartending
2:10 pm - 3:00 pm
SPEAKER:
Russell Davis

Expert/President
Spike TV's "Bar Rescue" & Unlimited Liabilities
Description:
A bartender can make or break a bar’s reputation. The importance of hospitality in this industry cannot be stressed enough. In this session showmanship behind the bar will be demonstrated and explained along with the importance of having a life outside of work. Russell Davis, 2012 Nightclub & Bar Bartender of the Year, will cover all the facets of aiding in the development of great bartenders in order to better your business and increase their tips.
3:10pm
3:10 pm-
4:00 pm
Bottled, Carbonated and Ready to Serve
Bottled, Carbonated and Ready to Serve
Jack Robertiello, Writer & Consultant - Drinks Ink
Dänny Ronen, Sr. Educator/Director of Sustainable Programs - Kathy Casey Food Studios-Liquid Kitchen
Trevor Frye, Mixologist/Cocktail Consultant - Jack Rose Dining Saloon
Jennifer Colliau, Bar Manager & Founder - Long Now Salon & Small Hand Foods
Breakout Session
Bottled and carbonated cocktails have been adopted by many craft cocktail bars, and the lessons they've learned about best methods and operational issues have made the trade an interesting concept...
Bottled, Carbonated and Ready to Serve
Bar Mgmt & Bartending
3:10 pm - 4:00 pm
SPEAKER:
Jack Robertiello
Moderator
Writer & Consultant
Drinks Ink
Dänny Ronen
Panelist
Sr. Educator/Director of Sustainable Programs
Kathy Casey Food Studios-Liquid Kitchen
Trevor Frye
Panelist
Mixologist/Cocktail Consultant
Jack Rose Dining Saloon
Jennifer Colliau
Panelist
Bar Manager & Founder
Long Now Salon & Small Hand Foods
Description:
Bottled and carbonated cocktails have been adopted by many craft cocktail bars, and the lessons they've learned about best methods and operational issues have made the trade an interesting concept for any high-volume operator to consider as well as those who cater to a more experimentally-minded customer. This session will address why you might consider taking on the practice, what the pitfalls are and how to create a program that makes sense for your operation.
4:10pm
4:10 pm-
5:00 pm
One Tequila, Two Tequila, 10?
One Tequila, Two Tequila, 10?
Elayne Duff, Expert - Spike TV’s “Bar Rescue ” & Mixologist/Ambassador
Kevin Alejandro Vanegas, Director of Tequila - Wirtz Beverage
Breakout Session
What goes into the making of tequila? Soil, altitude, plant spacing and sun exposure are crucial factors in determining an agave’s size and flavor. In this seminar, we’ll “dig” into the ro...
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One Tequila, Two Tequila, 10?
Bar Mgmt & Bartending
4:10 pm - 5:00 pm
SPEAKER:
Elayne Duff

Expert
Spike TV’s “Bar Rescue ” & Mixologist/Ambassador
Kevin Alejandro Vanegas

Director of Tequila
Wirtz Beverage
Description:
What goes into the making of tequila? Soil, altitude, plant spacing and sun exposure are crucial factors in determining an agave’s size and flavor. In this seminar, we’ll “dig” into the roots of tequila, exploring how each small step has a big effect on the quality of the final liquid and which tequilas you need to have at your bar. Guests will have the opportunity to compare and contrast distillates from Mexico's different tequila producing regions and will leave with a “deep” understanding of how agave is grown and harvested, the regulations within the industry, and how to maximize the spirit at your bar.
25
Tue
March 25, 2014
10:00am - 4:50pm
10:00am
10:00 am-
10:50 am
Rock the Cocktail in the Glass
Rock the Cocktail in the Glass
Ethan Bondelid, Owner - The Berry & Rye, The House of Loom
Breakout Session
Water is one of the most important ingredients in every cocktail. Whether you realize it or not, you use water in almost every cocktail. Dilution begins with your stirring or shaking technique and...
Rock the Cocktail in the Glass
Bar Mgmt & Bartending
10:00 am - 10:50 am
SPEAKER:
Ethan Bondelid

Owner
The Berry & Rye, The House of Loom
Description:
Water is one of the most important ingredients in every cocktail. Whether you realize it or not, you use water in almost every cocktail. Dilution begins with your stirring or shaking technique and continues after your cocktail is passed to the customer. Understanding the water balance ratio to the proper cocktail style is key in getting the most out of your spirits. In this session, Ethan will cover ice types, shaking & stirring, equipment, common mistakes and how to achieve crystal clear block ice for better drinks and increased sales. Proper glassware for various craft cocktails, presentation, aroma and perceived value will also be discussed.
2:00pm
2:00 pm-
2:50 pm
Valuable Emerging Spirit Trends
Valuable Emerging Spirit Trends
Maia Gosselin, Owner & Managing Editor - Sip Wine Education, Massachusetts Beverage Business
H. Joseph Ehrmann, Chief Ambassador & Owner - Cocktail Ambassadors LLC & Elixir
Joe O'Connor, Bar and Beverage Director - Big Night Entertainment
Jeremy LeBlanc, Senior Bartender/Master Mixologist - Altitude Sky Lounge
Breakout Session
When it comes to spirits, everyone wants to know what the current (and next) big trend is. You can’t exactly be an “it” spot if you don’t know what’s got everyone buzzing! How do you fig...
Valuable Emerging Spirit Trends
Bar Mgmt & Bartending
2:00 pm - 2:50 pm
SPEAKER:
Maia Gosselin
Moderator
Owner & Managing Editor
Sip Wine Education, Massachusetts Beverage Business
H. Joseph Ehrmann
Panelist
Chief Ambassador & Owner
Cocktail Ambassadors LLC & Elixir
Joe O'Connor
Panelist
Bar and Beverage Director
Big Night Entertainment
Jeremy LeBlanc
Panelist
Senior Bartender/Master Mixologist
Altitude Sky Lounge
Description:
When it comes to spirits, everyone wants to know what the current (and next) big trend is. You can’t exactly be an “it” spot if you don’t know what’s got everyone buzzing! How do you figure out which ones have merit and which ones are duds? By listening to the experts! Join us for this spirited discussion of all things new and next in the ever-changing world of mixology.
3:00pm
3:00 pm-
3:50 pm
Set Your Bar Up for Success
Set Your Bar Up for Success
Cameron Bogue, Beverage Director - Earl Restaurants
Breakout Session
From pre-opening to closing time, it is very important to prepare a strategy for bar set up that fits your concept. This seminar will cover three important parts to effectively setting up a bar; t...
Set Your Bar Up for Success
Bar Mgmt & Bartending
3:00 pm - 3:50 pm
SPEAKER:
Cameron Bogue

Beverage Director
Earl Restaurants
Description:
From pre-opening to closing time, it is very important to prepare a strategy for bar set up that fits your concept. This seminar will cover three important parts to effectively setting up a bar; the proper pre-opening organization, daily routines one must practice in order to plan for success, and inventory control. Attendees will leave this seminar with a better understanding of setting a bar up for profits.
4:00pm
4:00 pm-
4:50 pm
Rethinking Mixology
Rethinking Mixology
William Fanning, Editor-In-Cheif/Creator - Bar & Restaurant Magazine/The Bar & Restaurant Exchange (theBRX.com)
Breakout Session
The resurgence of craft cocktails has been one of the most significant developments in the beverage industry over the last 20 years. But along with this meteoric rise to prominence, a number of ha...
Rethinking Mixology
Bar Mgmt & Bartending
4:00 pm - 4:50 pm
SPEAKER:
William Fanning

Editor-In-Cheif/Creator
Bar & Restaurant Magazine/The Bar & Restaurant Exchange (theBRX.com)
Description:
The resurgence of craft cocktails has been one of the most significant developments in the beverage industry over the last 20 years. But along with this meteoric rise to prominence, a number of habits and standards have developed which simply do not make sense financially or operationally. In this seminar William Fanning will explain how to structure a mixology program that is cognizant of your business’ needs, dispel the many myths that have become commonplace in artisanal drink making and open new avenues for increasing profits and efficiency within your beverage program.
26
Wed
March 26, 2014
1:00pm - 3:50pm
1:00pm
1:00 pm-
1:50 pm
The Wonders of Whiskey
The Wonders of Whiskey
Dr. Thomas Turner, Master of Whiskey - Diageo
Breakout Session
Whiskey is an essential spirit behind any bar and there are varieties and flavors popping up everywhere. In this session Turner will touch upon the production of whiskey, its history and the diffe...
The Wonders of Whiskey
Bar Mgmt & Bartending
1:00 pm - 1:50 pm
SPEAKER:
Dr. Thomas Turner

Master of Whiskey
Diageo
Description:
Whiskey is an essential spirit behind any bar and there are varieties and flavors popping up everywhere. In this session Turner will touch upon the production of whiskey, its history and the different styles. You will walk away with a better understanding of the flavor profiles of different whiskies and how different regions create certain whiskies in order to choose the most profitable whiskeys for your bar. Understanding your products is essential and there is no better person suitable to speak on the topic than a Master of Whiskey for Diageo.
2:00pm
2:00 pm-
2:50 pm
Farmer's Market Mixology
Farmer's Market Mixology
Darren Crawford, Mixologist - Bourbon & Branch
Breakout Session
The rise in craft cocktails is evident, and with this exciting trend fresh ingredients cannot be ignored. During this session, Mixologist Darren Crawford will explain why using fresh, organic ingr...
Farmer's Market Mixology
Bar Mgmt & Bartending
2:00 pm - 2:50 pm
SPEAKER:
Darren Crawford

Mixologist
Bourbon & Branch
Description:
The rise in craft cocktails is evident, and with this exciting trend fresh ingredients cannot be ignored. During this session, Mixologist Darren Crawford will explain why using fresh, organic ingredients is best for your beverage program. He’ll provide tips to overcome the obstacle of cost and advice on how to craft great drinks in a timely manner.
3:00pm
3:00 pm-
3:50 pm
Best of Both Worlds: Beer Cocktails
Best of Both Worlds: Beer Cocktails
Francesco Lafranconi, Executive Director of Mixology & Spirits Education - Southern Wine & Spirits
Adam Seger, Corporate Mixologist - Ipic Entertainment
Breakout Session
With the craft beer boom continuing into 2014, there has never been a better time to sell beer. But, if you¹re not a beer bar no need to worry. Southern Wine & Spirits Mixologist, Francesco Lafra...
Best of Both Worlds: Beer Cocktails
Bar Mgmt & Bartending
3:00 pm - 3:50 pm
SPEAKER:
Francesco Lafranconi

Executive Director of Mixology & Spirits Education
Southern Wine & Spirits
Adam Seger

Corporate Mixologist
Ipic Entertainment
Description:
With the craft beer boom continuing into 2014, there has never been a better time to sell beer. But, if you¹re not a beer bar no need to worry. Southern Wine & Spirits Mixologist, Francesco Lafranconi, and Mixologist/ Beertails pioneer Adam Seger are here to explain, and demonstrate how creating tasty beer cocktails can increase profits. Whether it be mixing individual beer styles and flavors or creating beertails with alcohol and spirits, beer-inspired creations can keep you on the cutting edge of one of the fastest growing trends in the business.
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