The United States Bartenders Guild Connecticut Chapter (USBG CT) hosted a fundraiser to support the Chapter Education Committee in July. The event was held at Waterbury’s “first craft cocktail bar,” the soon-to-be-opened Highland Brass Co., which is staffed solely with bartenders who are USBG members, including chapter president Dimitrios Zahariadis. He expects to open Highland Brass Co., with business partners Roger Gross and Carl Summa, in the coming months. Cocktails were crafted with Don Q Rum and Death’s Door Gin, complemented by music by Gabe Real and home-style barbeque from Hickory & Hog BBQ.
Photos by Michael Leung