Month: September 2009

Outstanding Contribution: Sven Almenning, Behind Bars

Sven Almenning, Director of Behind Bars, will receive the Outstanding Contribution award at the Bartender Magazine Australian Bar Awards next Wednesday, 23 September. So before he takes the stage next week we thought we would give you a little insight into Sven’s career and how he went from Norwegian Naval Officer to the Company Director of Behind Bars.

Dylan Eisenhut Crowned Australia’s Best Beer Pourer

On Wednesday 9 September, Dylan Eisenhut of Hugos Manly was crowned the Australian winner of the 2009 Stella Artois World Draught Masters competition, winning over $33,000 in prizes including the honour of representing Australia in the global final to be held in New York this October.

Breast Cancer Lady Pink Cocktail

The ‘Lady Pink’ has been created by the Merivale Group and will be available throughout October at Sand Bar (Slip Inn), Hemmesphere, The Den, The Lounge, Gin Garden and Pool Club. The cocktail will be available for $17, with a donation of $5 from each cocktail going to charity. Props to the Merivale Group for making cocktails for a good cause.

VIDEO: The Beefeater 24 Challenge

In glamorous London style, Ben Davidson and the Signe team, headed on a bar crawling jaunt (while sipping tea) around the country. Check out this clip which showcases all the highlights from The Beefeater 24 Challenge:

Suntory Cup Invites You to Be the Judge

The Suntory Cup, which is now into its 21st year of competition, is unique in the fact that it hunts for the best cocktail recipe of 2009 with drinks being judged on their own merits and not on the popularity or pull of the bartender who created them.

Big Rig Diner & Houndstooth Room, Sydney

A new roadside inspired offering from the Ruby Rabbit team is the Big Rig Diner; an American style bar and eatery serving up hearty, top quality meals and beverages that satisfy both the toughest food critic and the truckie’s appetite.

Win Four Nights at the Swissotel for BarShow Week

Fancy staying in style at Sydney’s Swissotel over Sydney BarShow Week? Well simply post a comment below this article telling us about your fondest Sydney BarShow memories and you could earn yourself a room for four nights at the Swissotel over BarShow.

EDITOR’S BLOG: Recommended Daily Intake

With so much negative press about alcohol these days, it was refreshing to read a frank and funny story about alcohol consumption by journalist and radio personality, Tony Squires. Given the Australian Alcohol Guidelines recommend no more than two drinks a day for healthy men and women and no more than four drinks on a single occasion, Amy asks how many drinks are too many?

Diageo’s Alchemy program launches Alchemy Boot Camp

Diageo’s Alchemy program is now offering Alchemy Boot Camp training, giving venues the opportunity to bring their staff quickly up to speed across service principles and spirit categories through an intensive one or two day training course.