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Copenhagen by the glass

Copenhagen gets its own bar show!

Most of the pioneering European cocktail capitals have their own annual bar shows. This year Copenhagen is getting it’s own! In August the renowned Copenhagen Cooking and Food Festival is mashing the Nordic Food Scene with the Nordic Cocktail scene. In collaboration with Copenhagen Cooking and some of the leading cocktail bars in the city Geoffrey Canillao from Balderdash has designed a program reflecting Copenhagen’s cocktail culture. The bar show is labeled “Copenhagen by the glass” and will take place on August 19th to 21st in Øksnehallen at Halmtorvet 11.

Copenhagen by the glass will be focused on exploring Copenhagen’s bar environment with a stage for seminars to reflect and give a voice to the Copenhagen drinking landscape, temperament and its diversity. Because of its focus on diversity, Copenhagen by the Glass will not be your typical bar show. Of course it will be centered around the bar scene of Copenhagen but it will also reflect the cross-pollination of inspirations in the industry. Copenhagen By The Glass will include coffee, tea, non alcoholic cocktails, art & design, local micro distilleries and global brands.

The first year of the bar show emphasis will be on the Danish Cocktail bars, showing their diversity in philosophy and visual identity. The following bars are scheduled for short seminars during the event: Balderdash, Atze Peng, Holmens Kanal, Gilt, Duck & Cover, Ruby, Lidkoeb, K-Bar, Blume, Curfew and Stork. More over; on the 20th of August just a litte down the street from Øksnehallen Kødbyens Mad & Marked is hosting the event Cocktails & Cooking in collaboration with Cocktails of Copenhagen. Here Ted Dako and Aurimas Mul will be serving select signature cocktails from some of the best cocktail bars in Copenhagen all day. The food district will be an epicenter of the Copenhagen cocktail industry these days.

Copenhagen by the glass is not a bar show that ends after three days. During the entire Copenhagen Cooking week the bars participating in the show will have special offers and food pairing events with restaurants for cullinary enthusiasts to enjoy and explore.

The bar show will be pumped with great content and a variety of different educational seminars. Here’s a sneak peak at the content of the program:

  • What Amazonian jungle has in common with modern bartending by Alex Kratena and Monica Berg
  • Foraging for Cocktails by Nick Strangeway
  • The art of making Kombucha
  • The art of the Perfect Coffee by the Coffee Collective
  • Cocktail Pairing with Scandinavian Cuisine by Henrik Hammer and Peter Altenburg:
  • Modern Snaps at home- The Classic Scandinavian Hobby Project by Sune Urth
  • Three Insights On How Great Brands Use Design by Robert Nagy and Phong Phan
  • Lessons learned by the two ladies of Bermondsey Distillery by Anne Brock and Hannah Lanfear
  • Sober by Volume: Non-alcoholic menu pairing by Bo Bratlann
  • How to drink with senses and perception -Experiencing the World through our Brain by  Dr. Thomas Alrik Sørenson and Flavor Institute of Denmark

This is an extraordinary program – we look forward to this diverse and massive event! Get tickets here.

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Thomas Klem Andersen
I believe that true mastery eventually leads to original creation given the right conditions. I love creative cocktails that push the limits of flavor pairing. But I can't deny I have a personal preference for whisky and love everything that is clear and stirred.