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New Haven Cocktail Week Showcases Brands and Venues

By September 28, 2018Connecticut, Top News

Downtown New Haven venues participated in a weeklong showcase of spirit brands and cocktails for the inaugural New Haven Cocktail Week (NHCW). Founded by New Haven bar owners and industry professionals, including Ordinary’s Tim Cabral and Ben Zemke, Owl Shop’s Glen Greenberg and Elm City Social’s John Brennen, the goal was to “showcase area bars and restaurants” through education and walk-arounds. With more than 25 bars offering specialty cocktail menus and more than 30 spirits brands highlighted, visiting patrons were given the chance to learn about spirits brands, try new tastes and participate in a “passport program” culminating in a Saturday celebration. The 2019 New Haven Cocktail Week is already in the works with plans to “make it bigger and better,” said Cabral. A portion of proceeds collected by NHCW were donated to All Our Kin, a New Haven-based organization that trains, supports and sustains community childcare providers.

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