Everyone loves a good cocktail! Allentown Cocktail Week Returns October 2-9

The Lehigh Valley's 2nd annual Allentown Cocktail Week sponsored by Tito's Vodka (ACW) returns the week of October 2
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ALLENTOWN, Pa. - Sept. 26, 2016 - PRLog -- The Lehigh Valley's 2nd annual Allentown Cocktail Week sponsored by Tito's Vodka (ACW) returns the week of October 2-9, 2016.  Todd Pasini, Restaurant Manager at The Renaissance and one of the organizers stated "ACW 2016 - Round Two will build on the success of last year's inaugural event and will continue to highlight the vibrant Downtown Allentown restaurant and cocktail scene."  Allentown Cocktail Week will feature lectures, book signings, educational happy hours, tastings, and several other special events throughout the week at various downtown restaurants including Bell Hall, BrewWorks, Centro, Chickie's & Pete's, 99 Bottles, grain., Roar/Hush, The Dime, and The Hamilton Kitchen. The featured spirits are Tito's Handmade Vodka, Blue Coat Gin, Bayou Rum, Milagro Tequila, Belvenie 12 yr., Woodford Bourbon and Rye and Carpano Antica.  The restaurants will be crafting cocktails and events with these brands. The full schedule including tickets can be found at http//www.allentowncocktailweek.com

ACW 2016 kicks off with the Lehigh Valley Libation Celebration on Sunday, October 2nd from 1-5pm at the Renaissance Allentown Hotel, 12 North 7th Street, Allentown. Anthony Britcha, CEO of County Seat Spirits, "The Valley is becoming a hub for the craft beverage industry and the Lehigh Valley Libation Celebration will showcase our area's craft spirits, breweries and wineries." There are commitments from Blue Coat, Blackledge Winery, Blue Bird Distilling, Boardroom Spirits, Colony Meadery, County Seat Spirits, Five Saints Distilling, Hardball Beverage, Hewn Spirits, Hijinx Brewing Company, Kilimanjaro Distillery, Manatan, Maple Springs Winery, Mountain Laurel Spirits, Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company, New Liberty Distillery, Millstone Ridgewood Winery, Social Still and Triple Sun. Guests will be able to sample these libations and meet with the crafters who make them. Tickets are $35 per person, with a discounted rate of $20 for designated drivers.

The second event of the week is the Blue Coat Iron Shakers Competition/Bridgeworks Block Party on Wednesday, October 5th at Bridgeworks Enterprise Center at 905 Harrison Street in Allentown from 5-9pm.  This competition will pit the Lehigh Valley's finest bartenders against each other through multiple surprise challenges, testing the limits of their cocktail knowledge and creativity. One bartender will earn the title of "King of Cocktail Week."

The Bartender Olympics will take place on Sunday, October 9th from 12pm-4pm at Centro, located at 530 Hamilton Street in Allentown.  Teams of bartenders will compete in 3 events for time and skill. Events will include beverage name basketball, pour accuracy, fruit cutting, fruit juicing, and several others.

ACW 2016 will culminate in the Shakers Ball on Sunday, October 9th from 6-10pm in the Grand Ballroom of the Renaissance Allentown Hotel.  Tickets are $45 per person, with a discounted rate of $20 for designated drivers.

Combination tickets to the Libation Celebration and the Shakers Ball are available at $65 per person and $30 for designated drivers. Admission to the Iron Shakers Competition and the Bartender Olympics is free.

A portion of the proceeds will go to support the Hamilton District Main Street Program, a revitalization program designed to help businesses in downtown Allentown. The District consists of the area from 5th Street to 12th Street, and from Walnut to Linden Streets, and is supported by adjoining city neighborhoods and the riverfront.

For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit  http//www.allentowncocktailweek.com

Maggie Prorok
Source:Allentown Restaurant Association
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