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Beer Cocktail Brunch Off Challenges City's Up-And-Coming Bartenders

This Saturday, January 28th, from 1-4 p.m. some of the city’s most inventive craft beer wizards will be in the house competing against each other with some really incredible beer-based “cocktails.” Among the challengers and their offerings are:

Chris Cuzme, Wandering Star


1. Zingosa (a Beermosa): Wandering Star Zingari Witbier with a splash of fresh orange juice.
2. The Zingasm ( in honor of Valentine’s Day): Wandering Star Zingari Witbier, raspberry puree.


Jon Bratton (drinks created by mixologist Roy Persson), NYC Hot Sauce
Firey Wheat: Shock Top (Belgium style wheat), add a shot of citrus simple syrup, and three drops of hot sauce.


Annie Like Beer
An ounce of Dansk Mjød Viking Blod topped off with Schlenkerla Helles and finished with a few dashes of Tabasco.


Nik Bullet, Jimmy’s No. 43
Pickled Oyster Michelada: Pils with a house pickled oyster topped with tomato juice and served in a pint glass with a “secret rim” of various spices.


John Holl, writer
BeerMosa: 3 ounces beer (suggested beer: Samuel Adams Imperial White, Breckenridge Agave Wheat, Southampton Double White Ale, Grand Teton Tail Waggin’ Double White Ale, Sierra Nevada Kellerweis, Clownshoes Brewing Clementine, Dogfish Head Namaste, 512 Brewing Wit, or Michigan Brewing Celis White) topped with 5 ounces orange juice, served in a champagne flute and garnished with a strawberry.


Sean McCain, Victory Brewing
Headwaters Hello:  Headwaters Pale Ale, ruby red grapefruit juice and ginger syrup.


Other drink masters attending will be Brew York New York’s Chris O’Leary, Maia Raposo from Brooklyn Brewery, Mary Izett (My Life On Craft), and Luke Manson of Blind Tiger.


Tickets are available now, and include unlimited brunch bites (while they last) and all the beer cocktails. Come drink and vote for your favorite; the winner(s) will be added to Jimmy’s No. 43’s regular brunch menu later this spring.