World of Beer (WOB) Summer Internship Contest We’re inviting a team of interns to travel the world, hopping from brewery to brewery, WOB tavern to WOB tavern to explore beer for themselves and share their stories with WOB drinkers across the country. Whether you’re a photographer or writer, social media maverick or beer blog surfer, we are looking for you. Adventure seekers and storytellers, beer experts or novices, brewery nerds and foodie fans all open to apply. So if you want to live, drink and tell the tale to the world, get ready to apply for the chance to share your experience as a Drink It Intern. Deadline is March 26, 2017.
Altos Tahona Cocktail Contest Bartenders will submit a recipe using Olmeca Altos Blanco, Reposado or Anejo to join the competition. Those with winning recipes will face-off at local Tahona events, where they will compete for an all-expenses paid trip to the finals in Mexico. Deadline is March 28, 2017.
USBG “Make it Exotico” Cocktail Competition We invite you to use your creativity to present an original cocktail using Exotico premium 100% blue agave tequila. Exotico tequilas are crafted to rise above the ordinary so take your pick — Blanco, crisp and unaged, or Reposado, aged six months for a mellow oak flavor. Ten bartenders will compete at each of the six live Semifinal Competitions with one winner from each Semifinal advancing to the National Final being held on Wednesday, July 19th during Tales of the Cocktail July 18th – 23rd. Deadline is April 7, 2017.
11th Annual Bombay Sapphire Most Imaginative Bartender Competition So start dreaming up your inspiration behind the perfectly balanced, creative, and brilliant cocktail that could land you in one of the eleven Semifinals. This two part application will have you entering your recipe and inspiration to be blind judged and then presenting live to one of the esteemed Brand Ambassadors. Deadline is April 13, 2017.
Mezcal Viejo Indecente Bartender Contest Viejo Indecente Mezcal is inviting South Florida mixologists to ‘open the door’ to their true nature during their Mixing with Mezcal event. The grand prize is a trip to the Viejo Indecente Distillery in Oaxaca, Mexico! Mixologists, remember to use hashtag #GettingIndecente when sharing your submission on Instagram or Facebook. Deadline is April 17, 2017. MUST BE A RESIDENT OF FLORIDA.
2017 Merlet Sidecar Competition The East Coast and South qualification are complete, but there is still time to get on board for the West Coast and Midwest qualifiers. Join Merlet and professional bartenders from across the USA as they work to create the perfect Sidecar cocktail. This is the sixth year Merlet will be testing the mixing skills of North Americian bartenders and it is time for a new Sidecar Cocktail champion to be crowned. Deadline is April 30, 2017.
Tales of the Cocktail® 2017 Official Cocktail Competition Tales of the Cocktail 2017 will be the Year of the Martini. This year we’re challenging bartenders from around the world to reimagine this most classic of cocktails for a chance at having their creation named the Official Cocktail of Tales of the Cocktail 2017. Your recipe must have a base spirit of either a sponsoring vodka or gin, and must also include vermouth. Deadline is May 1, 2017.
The GRA’IT Challenge 2016/2017 – Become one of the 7 winners at the Miami finale, June 21st 2017, and travel to Italy on your Gra’it Alchemical Journey in September 2017. Seven Bartenders will be selected for this extraordinary prize: a 10 day trip to Italy to discover the most fascinating alchemical sites and the traditions behind real Italian grappa and the Bonollo family, while creating imaginative cocktails and learning how to pair them with authentic Italian food. This is the real Italian Alchemy: the combination of spirit and soul, knowledge and pleasure. Various regional deadlines until May 14, 2017.
2016-2017 Speed Rack Competition Suspenders? No. Arm garters? Pass. Mustache? Think again. Girl power? Yes! Get your jiggers and shakers ready for the return of Speed Rack, the all-female speed-bartending competition that raises money for breast cancer. The sixth national tour kicks-off on November 14, 2016 in the United States and travels to eight regions – Midwest in Chicago, New York in New York City, Northwest in Seattle, California in San Francisco, Southeast in Atlanta, Texas in Houston, Northeast in Boston, and Southwest in Denver – before crowning a winner at the Speed Rack U.S. Finals in New York in May 2017. In six years, Speed Rack has held nearly 50 competitions, including two successful competitions in the U.K., and launched in Canada, making Speed Rack the largest network for female bartenders reaching more than 600 women each year and raising thousands of dollars for breast cancer research.
The remaining 2016-2017 Speed Rack tour schedule is:
Speed Rack Southwest – Denver – Sunday, March 26, 2017
Speed Rack National Finals – New York City – May 21, 2017
USBG Tequila Immersion Tour sponsored by Patron Our 2017 Tequila Immersion Tours sponsored by Patron will offer an amazing opportunity for Bartenders and/or Bar Managers to participate in an in-depth Tequila Education from the field to the bottle, as well as an added day of Charity work for a community that is in desperate need of some assistance! This experience is open to bartenders or bar managers who work full-time in a Bar, Restaurant, Hotel or Catering Company. All Applications will be evaluated by a blind selection committee based on your motivation to learn and share knowledge. On the Sign Up page, enter the password Burdeos which will advance you to the registration page. In addition, you must complete the Academia Patron Master Class to qualify for this trip. If you have not already completed this Certification Class, please go to: www.academiapatron.com