Have you ever tried lugging around the essentials for making a perfect cocktail? It is not an easy task. More often than not, you have multiple bags and a not so organized cocktail tool selection. If you are lucky, you will reach your destination with all spirit bottles and glassware intact. Fortunately, Barkeeper & Co. has developed a magical solution to your cocktail party blues.
Barkeeper & Co. has developed the B-bag, the perfect complement for the bartender or enthusiast who loves crafting that perfect cocktail. The waxed filter twill canvas exterior has a zipped pocket that will hold a wide variety of bartending tools. The interior has a water-resistant, hand-washable liner and a unique adjustable insert made by Trek Pak that provides space for up to eight bottles of liquor and wine or shakers and mixing glasses.
The bag was inspired by the work of Barkeeper & Co co-founder John Ueding and Craig Krueger. Both bring vast experience to the table. Ueding, is the owner of Mixing Glass Consulting, which helps restaurants improve their cocktail offerings and is also the creator of Amaro No 1. winner of the Double Gold Medal/Best in Category in the American Distilling Institute’s Judging of Craft American Spirits competition. Krueger runs Shake Bartenders, a top-shelf bartending service in Seattle and Southern California and Local Craft Tours, guided tours of Seattle’s top distilleries that was featured on KING 5’s Evening Magazine.
Ueding and Krueger realized they could build a great bag, naturally over some brews. One that would meet the needs of bartenders, distillers and others. Bartender & Co. is working toward a year-end launch for the B-bag that includes a nationwide Kickstarter campaign that began on September 15th partnering with companies including Scrappy’s Bitters, Bradley’s Tonic Co. and “Aphrodisiacs, with a Twist” author Mark Sexauer.
While the bag is designed for the professional bartender, the B-bag is versatile enough for anyone who enjoys owning a well-made bag.
“It’s a craft bartenders bag, a bar bag for the cocktail/wine connoisseur or for when those times you take all of the ingredients of your favorite cocktail to a dinner or private event,” Krueger said. “Throw all the tools and inserts out and you have yourself a weekend bag.”
The campaign closes October 14th, 2014.