2012 SWRBC Recap
We couldn’t have asked for a better event. Thanks to everyone who came out and made this year’s SWRBC what it was. A huge congratulations to Jared, who won the Barista Competition, and to Lizzy who took 3rd place! We also want to mention some of our wholesale partners who made a huge impact in the Brewer’s Cup, by taking 3 of the 6 finalist spots. Great work Bellano, Single Origin, and Fix Coffee Co!
Overall, we can’t say enough. We had such a great time, and would love to do this again!
We also owe a huge thanks to the following people and companies who worked behind the scenes as some of our ‘official/unofficial sponsors’ of this event. Thank you so much!
Our Customers here in SC :: Thanks so much for coming out and supporting Verve!
Innerworkings :: for the official t-shirt sponsorship, and great service — thanks to Kurt Nelson.
Promo Logo Mugs :: for the event mugs, and for being the nicest people on the planet
Sprudge.com :: for such great coverage of the SWRBC
NHS and Santa Cruz :: for printing our event skate decks, shirts, and posters — Thank you Paul Merrell and Cari Herod
Pomp & Circumstance :: for the amazing space decorations
Top of the Ritt (Kevin Melrose) :: for the perfect venue and top-notch service
Corralitos Brewing Company :: for the beer!
The Penny :: for party-time ice cream & desserts
Whole Foods Capitola :: for donating all the food and drinks for our judges and volunteers
Tristan, Michael and Addison from the 515 :: for bar tending our Swanky Soiree
Natvia :: for the photo booth at the Swanky Soiree
La Marzocco :: for the mechanical bull and the Stradas at the latte art throw down
Ted Holladay and Impact 831 :: for the amazing photos
Cris Mendoza, Mike Wiser and Crew :: for the sound and video
Brandon from The KRATE, and L-Boogie (Lauren from our Pac Ave store) :: for spinning the hottest wax this side of the Mississippi
Here are some photos of Jared’s winning performance yesterday.