Only fifteen bartenders from around the Midwest were chosen as regional finalists in the third annual United States Bartenders' Guild World Class Competition. Of those fifteen, five of them hail from two bars right here in Indianapolis. Devin Boyll (Thunderbird), Brian Brossard (Thunderbird), Joshua Gonzales (Thunderbird), Ryan Puckett (Libertine), and Michael Toscano (Libertine), all will be representing our city, their respective establishments, and themselves as they head to the regional finals.
They won't have too far to go since the competition is set to take place in Indianapolis on April 26. Their competition will be coming from all across the Midwest including, Nebraska, Michigan, Ohio, Illinois, and more. While we can hope some of them will make it to the National Finals in Washington D.C., we should be grateful to have so many incredibly talented craft cocktailers in this city. Congrats to all of them!