Craft Cocktails Kreuzkölln – Barhopping Deluxe
Craft Cocktail Kreuzkölln is a sophisticated four-day-event with local spirits from Berlin and the vicinity. It is a combination of the most ambitious and innovative bars of the Kreuzberg & Neukölln neighbourhoods. Selected bars use this event to present drinks with heart and soul.
From 12th – 15th September the focus in Kreuzkölln is on handcrafted spirits.
Nowadays, craft spirits have a strong reputation in the bar scene. Every year, Berlin organises a Craft Spirits Festival, Destille Berlin. Destille Berlin is Europe’s most important trade fair for handcrafted spirits. It brings together craft distillers with restaurateurs, retail and wholesale buyers, and F&B managers. At the same time, Destille Berlin is open to the non-professional public and passionate connoisseurs. An ambitious programme makes the event even more attractive.
Artisanal spirits, regionally sourced. They are all handcrafted, contain only natural ingredients, and are made by independent producers.
Last week I wrote about Kupfer Bar in Kreuzberg and Robert Schröter, who has worked with the founders of the Craft Spirits Festival, and is the organiser of the Craft Cocktails Kreuzkölln Event. Schröter’s goal is to enhance knowledge of the bar scene and to take that knowledge straight into bars. For this reason he founded Craft Cocktails Kreuzkölln in order to combine the most innovative and ambitious Kreuzberg and Neukölln bars.
Selected bars with different concepts take part, showcasing their diversity, to make it an exciting experience for cocktail connoisseurs and barstalker wannabes. What do all the bars have in common? They all have a welcoming and open atmosphere and keep an eye out for regionally distinctive and non-corporate spirits
Berlin’s bars are spread around the city. The big advantage of Craft Cocktails Kreuzkölln is that they are all located in walking distance. So my plan is to first have a Peruvian dinner at Chicha with a Pisco drink and then travel the bar map counterclockwise ending up at Velvet, the latest craze in high tech for better drinking.
Craft cocktails are all the rage right now, they are made with passion, skill and love greater than the sum of all their parts. This is your opportunity to learn more.
One last word “Drink responsibly”!
Pictures were provided by Robert Schröter.