Are you familiar with the Branca Games? If you’re a bartender or simply love to watch a friendly competition, then this is the event for you! These games will be bringing the best bartender and barback teams from across the country to compete head to head. They’ll be tested through a series of rigorous challenges to crowds of cheering industry friends in an effort to claim the title as America’s Best Bartender & Barback.
WHAT: The National Finals of the 12th Annual Branca Games are around the corner! Bartenders and barbacks from near and far are gathering together for the only event of its kind. Barbacks will be challenged against each other for a competition of skill and endurance, with their bartender being blindfolded for a number of timed events. The national finals follow the regional Barback Games in major US cities such as New York, Boston, and Seattle. Now, those regional winners are to compete for the title of Best Barback In The Country.
Fernet-Branca has a rich history as the world’s most popular amaro, though it was born back in 1845, over the years it has successfully preserved their personality and uniqueness and works to capture collective dreamers alike. It is loved by so many bartenders that it’s known as the “Bartender’s Handshake.”
Bartenders are not only attending to compete but to join together and share their love and passion for Fernet-Branca with one another. During this event, guests will be gathering around their favorite teams and cheer them on, while also getting to enjoy an array of delicious Fernet cocktails! There will be plenty of photos taken being that there is a photographer on-site, and time to socialize with other attendees and competitors!
WHEN: Sunday, November 3, 2019
7:00pm – 12:00am
WHERE: The Midway
900 Marin St, San Francisco, CA
WHO: Everyone’s favorite Italian amaro, Fernet-Branca has a rich history as the world’s most popular digestive, made with 27 herbs and spices, that to this day are closely guarded family secret, passed down from father to son in the Branca family, has guaranteed the protection of the quality that still makes it the digestive par excellence. Indeed, the 27 herbs it contains come from four continents: aloe comes from South Africa, rhubarb from China, gentian from France, galingale from India or Sri Lanka, chamomile from Italy or Argentina, just to name a few. On top of that, there are flowers, herbs, roots and plants used for alcoholic brews, extracts and teas that, blended in a special mixture, produce the beneficial properties of the product. Fernet-Branca ages at least one year in oak barrels and has a light brown color with amber hues. Its aroma is intense and penetrating, balanced and rich.