Road to the Hacienda Challenge Bartenders are invited to test their luck (and skill with the spirit) for the chance to win a one-of-a-kind experience at the last true tequila-producing hacienda on the planet. Bartenders will need to watch a video, take a quiz and submit their local twist on the Horseshoe Margarita recipe.
USBG World Class, sponsored by Diageo, is part of an internationally recognized competition that elevates the craft of the bartender and builds careers in the industry, culminating in an annual landmark week where the Global Bartender of the Year is announced.
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 2016-2017 Speed Rack tour schedule is:
Speed Rack Midwest – Chicago – Monday, November 14, 2016
Speed Rack New York – New York – Monday, December 12, 2016
Speed Rack Northwest – Seattle – Sunday, January 8, 2016
Speed Rack California – San Francisco – Sunday, January 29, 2017
Speed Rack Southeast – Atlanta – Sunday, February 12, 2017
Speed Rack Texas – Houston – Sunday, February 19, 2017
Speed Rack Northeast – Boston – Sunday, March 5, 2017
Speed Rack Southwest – Denver – Sunday, March 26, 2017
Speed Rack National Finals – New York City – May 21, 2017