Jared Boller

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2010

    Changing of the Guard as mixologist Mike Henderson leaves TAG

    ​For the past year, under sexy lighting in TAG's chic modern dining room, Troy Guard has put out his particular brand of East meets West fusion,while Mike Henderson and his staff of mixologists craft equally flashy spirits concoctions to pair. There's a changing of the guard under way, thoug ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2010

    Bitter Bar's Mark Stoddard jetting to New Zealand to compete for world domination

    ​I always knew Happy/Bitter Bar's Mark Stoddard was driven, but I didn't realize he wanted to take on the world. In New York City last Sunday, Stoddard, Todd Thrasher (Washington, D.C.) and Sean Hoard (New York) were all named Cocktail World Cup U.S. finalists. And in a week, Stoddard will b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2010

    Bartending Olympics includes two hometown heroes

    Vegas, baby: Sean Kenyon behind the bar at Steuben's​​The Nightclub and Bar Convention & Trade Show (NCB) in Las Vegas in March is the one event that everyone in the industry feels they need to attend -- or wishes they could. The show includes a cocktail contest called the Shake It Up ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2009

    We'll drink to that: Colorado Bartenders Guild Toy Drive at Steuben's

    ​Want to do some good while drinking great cocktails? On Monday, December 7, the Colorado Bartenders Guild (COBG) is sponsoring its fourth annual Holiday Toy Drive at Steuben's, 523 East 17th Avenue. "We started out with two bartenders and me and convinced about twenty of our friends to come ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2009

    Behind the bar with Jared Boller

    ​You can find Jared Boller behind a number of bars -- at TAG, Root Down and Corridor 44. He says he loves working with the different styles and clientele at each location and that it makes him a better bartender. It certainly makes him a winning bartender: Last month, Boller took top honors i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2009

    Sean Kenyon raises the B.A.R. at Domaine De Canton competition

    Nancy LevineSean Kenyon takes top spot at Domaine De Canton competition​ Last night Domaine de Canton and brand ambassador Bryan Dayton of Frasca hosted the semifinalist round of the Domaine de Canton bartender competition at TAG. Beyond bragging rights, the winner of the competition won a tri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2009

    No gin for you! Hendrick's contest postponed

    ​ The bad weather has put the Hendrick's Gin competition hosted by the Colorado Bartenders Guild at Lola tonight on ice. I was slated to be a judge, so I'm both relieved and disappointed by the postponement. The contest has been tentatively rescheduled for November 16. In the meantime, you m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2009

    Behind the bar at Root Down with Anika Zappe

    ​Anika Zappe is on a tear. Yes, she still has her band, Hemi Cuda, although its last show is coming sometime this year. "Had to make more time for cocktology," she says. Zappe has been Root Down's bar manager since the restaurant opened in December 2008, and the bar is doing great business. So ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2009

    Behind the Bar: Sean Kenyon of Steuben's

    Lori MidsonSteuben's bartender Sean Kenyon with his wife, Heather​It seems oxymoronic to call a guy covered in tattoos a geek, but when it comes to cocktails, Sean Kenyon is the biggest geek in town. He has taken his engineering coursework and applied it to the engineering of cocktails, with i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2009

    Taste of the Nation mixologists shake, stir and pour for a good cause

    Lori MidsonHoney smoked peach cocktail from TAG's Jared Boller At last night's Taste of the Nation event at Mile High Station, nine Colorado mixologists muddled, shook, stirred, poured, begged, stole and offered bribes to the throngs of charitable party-goers who voted with dollar bills and tokens ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2009

    It's World Cocktail Week! Drink up with Jared Boller

    Jared Boller knows how to mix it up.World Cocktail Week ends today. So let's raise a glass to Jared Boller, the award-winning mixologist who represented Denver in a recent article in USA Today that profiled a handful of alcohol alchemists around the country. Boller will be behind the bar at TAG, Tr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2009

    The blog shortcut, May 13 edition

    Spend a minute with Mike Watt, man. I think his eyes are at cross purposes... Today in Backbeat Online: • Q&A with Mike Watt. • Tori Amos tour hits Denver in July. • Last Night: Ghost Buffalo at 3 Kings Tavern. • Last Night: Mogwai at the Bluebird. • Moving Pictures: the Atlantic, Epilog ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2009

    Mix it up at Trios Enoteca on Sunday

    The state's best mixologists will be pouring it on -- and pouring out the drinks -- Sunday, April 26, at the first Colorado Cocktail Classic competition, sponsored by the Colorado Bartenders Guild. Go to Trios Enoteca,1730 Wynkoop Street, at 6 p.m. to cheer on your favorite bartenders and enjoy some ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2008

    Bartender Jared Boller, on the rocks

    Jared Boller has a whole lotta shaking going on. When I first talked to Jared Boller for Bite Metwo weeks ago, it was because he was one of the multitude unexpectedly let go by Jim Sullivan during the synchronized closures of Nine75 and Ocean. Then the head bartender at Ocean, Boller had been bac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2008

    The blog shortcut, October 22 edition

    Jared Boller. Bring on the blogs. Today in Cafe Society: • Shaking it up with cocktailer Jared Boller. • Jonathan Shikes takes a bite out of Denver Ted's. • Teague Bohlen weighs in on an ad campaign for high-fructose corn syrup. Today in Backbeat Online: • A Q&A with Diplo. Today in The ... More >>

  • Dining

    October 9, 2008