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The Bartender Awards from Colorado Bartenders Guild

On Monday night, the Colorado Bartenders Guild, an organization set up to elevate the standard of bartending as a craft in Colorado, hosted the Holiday Hangover Party. There was a fun photo booth, sweepstakes with all sorts of rprizes from brand sponsors, tasting tables spread throughout Punch Bowl Social, the hosting bar, and more. One of the highlights of the night was the announcement of the winners (determined through a pre-event online voting poll) in categories such as best shaker face, most meticulous cocktail creator, dirtiest joke teller, and more.

Startender Everyone wishes he/she knew: Bryan Dayton, Acorn/Oak at Fourteenth
Most Obscure Cocktail Knowledge: Kevin Burke, Colt & Gray/Ste. Ellie
Man-Eater: Allie Geppert, Star Bar
Lady-Killer: Joe Hines, Dazzle
Bartenders' Bartender: Chad Michael George, Williams & Graham
Most Meticulous Cocktail Creator: Bryan Dayton, Acorn/Oak at Fourteenth
Quietest Stir: Nick Touch, Williams & Graham
Dirtiest Joke Teller: Anika Zappe, Star Bar
Best Facial Hair: Jason Patz, Williams & Graham
Best Tattoos: Anika Zappe, Star Bar
Best On-the-Fly Original Cocktails: Joshua Peter-Smith, Justice Snow's & Allison Widdecombe, Williams & Graham
Best Shaker Face: Colin Dart, Coohills & Justin Lavanue Quadruple Shake

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