Booze

Liquid porn: Sean Kenyon showcases his new Squeaky Bean cocktails

Sean Kenyon isn't the kind of guy to shy away from the spotlight -- or the liquor cabinet. The Denver-based cocktail kingpin (or bartender, as he prefers) has been slinging drinks for 26 years, and he's incredibly good at it, racking up contest titles and accolades around the world, sitting on the board of the Colorado Bartenders Guild, acting as the brand ambassador for different spirits, opening Williams & Graham, a speakeasy in Highland where he shares ownership, writing an occasional bartending column for Westword, and elevating Denver's drinking scene to new heights.

But when Johnny Ballen and chef Max MacKissock gave Kenyon the opportunity to create the cocktail list at the new Squeaky Bean, which re-sprouted two weeks ago at 1500 Wnkoop Street, Kenyon "freaked."

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Lori Midson
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