The United States Bartenders’ Guild (USBG) New Haven and Hartford chapters, along with Eder Bros. Inc. and Allan S. Goodman, continued its 2018 USBG Civil War Bartending Competition with an event at Hub & Spoke on July 9, where bartenders faced off using The Famous Grouse Smoky Black as the featured spirit. The first-place winner was Jerome Daigneault of Filomena’s Pizzeria on Main Street; second-place winner was Scott Condon, Hub & Spoke; and in third place was Victoria Tenzyk. The competition continued at Hartford’s Little River Restoratives on July 16, where the The Famous Grouse was the featured spirit. Jamie Oakes of Cure took first place, Conrad Meurice of Chango Rosa placed second and Stephanie Anderson of Conspiracy placed third. A third round took place at Hartford’s Chango Rosa on July 23 with Corralejo Tequila as the featured spirit. The first-place winner was Chelsea Solkowski of Cure; second place went to Nicole Peruso of Geronimo; and third place went to Jonathan Tellis of Walrus + Carpenter. The Civil War series will culminate in a championship round on September 10.
Photos 7 – 12 courtesy of Chango Rosa.