FULL SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Wednesday, December 4th, 2019

3:00 pm  Volunteer Registration

6:00 pm  Private Event, Invite Only
Most Valuable Bartender Bar Crawl

Thursday, December 5, 2019

10:00am  Registration

10:00 am  Private Event, Invite Only
The Science and Finance of No/Low ABV Cocktails, Sponsored by London Essence, The Official Soda of RDC2019

Speakers:

Justin Noel – Director of Trade Advocacy for the London Essence Co. Owner of NYC’s Sweetwater Social and a 20 year veteran of bartending.

Amie Ward – Founder of Healthtender.com,  bartender and an ACE Certified Health Coach with a B.S. and M.A. in Kinesiology from the University of Maryland College Park.

Panel discussion on how No ABV/Low ABV cocktails are advantageous to you and your bar and how to create a new consumer experience.

12:30 pm Seminar
Chambord Beyond the Bottle: Deconstructed Tasting Sponsored by Chambord

Speakers:

Amber Lamkin: Senior Product Development Applications Specialist, Brown Forman Research & Development

Amber Banet: Senior Scientist, Product Insights, Brown Forman Research & Development

Chambord Black Raspberry Liqueur is known around the world for it’s beautiful and regal bottle. However – there is more than meets the eye to Chambord!

In Chambord Beyond the Bottle, experience a unique deconstructed tasting experience isolating flavors such as orange peel, Madagascar vanilla, raspberries, blackberries, blackcurrants, XO Cognac and more that makeup Chambord’s robust flavor profile.”

3:30 pm  Volunteer Orientation – All volunteers only

6:00 pm Private Event, Invite Only
Dickel presents “Toasting the End of the Volstead Act”

Friday, December 6, 2019

9:00 am  Private Event, Volunteers Only
Volunteer Breakfast Sponsored by WhistlePig Rye Whiskey

10:00 am Seminar
UPDATED:  Plantation Rum Bartender Workshop

11:15 am Seminar

How To Build A Longer Table: What Inclusion Is, Why It Matters, How to DO IT, Sponsored by Beam Suntory

Speaker – Jackie Summers, CEO & Founder of Jack from Brooklyn, Inc

You’ve mastered making great cocktails. Now learn how to master making a great life for your employees and patrons. This practical guide will explain the differences between diversity, equity, and inclusion, why they matter, and how to create diverse, inclusive spaces for employees and patrons.

1:00pm  Seminar
Creativity and Balance for competition-ready cocktails, sponsored by Woodford Reserve

Speaker: Natalia Cardena, Woodford Reserve Brand Ambassador

Woodford Reserve Brand Ambassador, Natalia Cardenas, will host a Masterclass focused on evaluating flavor and utilizing the creative process to create the perfect cocktail. We will walk through a sensory experience featuring our whiskeys and provide an overview of creating competition cocktails specifically focused on the upcoming Woodford Reserve Manhattan Experience.

2:15 pm Seminar
Blending & Finishing Whiskey – The Intricacies of Taste

Speaker: Pete Lynch, Master Blender, WhistlePig Rye Whiskey

Delve into the process and techniques used in the finishing process – learn what works and more importantly, what doesn’t. Followed by a special interactive blending opportunity

Sponsored by WhistlePig Rye Whiskey

4:00pm Spirit Tasting Room

Featuring representatives & Spirits from:

6:00 pm Dinner – Volunteers Only

8:00 pm Pop-Up Cocktail Party

Join us December 6th, on the Armature Works Riverfront Lawn, for an exclusive modern cocktail event, a precursor to the Tampa Repeal Day Gala 2019 – The Repeal Day Pop-Up Cocktail party. Now in its 10th year, Repeal Day Tampa Bay started as a celebration of the end of prohibition and has become one of the most anticipated events in Tampa.

This year the pre-party moves to Armature Works for an evening of live music, lite bites, and crafted libations from the best of the local, regional and national craft cocktail scene, set to the theme of the World’s Fairest Cocktails.

A dozen of the country’s best spirits brands will join forces with a bar of their choice to each create two craft cocktails for your enjoyment. Attendees will enjoy limitless samples, live music from The Applebutter Express, lite bites as well as the unparalleled views of Downtown Tampa and the Hillsborough River from the Armature Works Riverfront.

Saturday, December 7, 2019

9:00 am  Private Event, Volunteers Only
Volunteer Breakfast Sponsored by WhistlePig Rye Whiskey

TBD  Private Event, Volunteers Only
Tampa Style Lunch Sponsored by London Essence

7:00 pm Annual Repeal Day Gala – VIP Entrance
8:00 pm Annual Repeal Day Gala – General Admission

(All ticket sales support The Cuban Club, Beat NB and The Museum of the American Cocktail, all 501c3 entities)
We look forward to celebrating a “Decade of Progress” of innovation and creativity in the Tampa Bay Community.  All admissions include complimentary cocktails, appetizers throughout the venue, souvenir photo, live music, and entertainment.
VIP Guests will experience special entertainment performance, book signings, and early access to our casino and specialty bar locations.
Dress Code: Formal, Cocktail or 1920-30’s period attire recommended

United States Bartenders’ Guild

The local USBG chapter is an organization of local bar professionals and cocktail enthusiasts focused on raising the standards of the Tampa Bay Area’s cocktail culture through themed events centered on the history and craft of the cocktail.

For more information on the United States Bartenders’ Guild, please contact Brenda Terry at usbgtampabay@gmail.com.