DSTILL- March 10th-16th
We are very excited to be a partner with DSTILL for the second year. This is an amazing week full of events celebrating American small-batch distilling and craft cocktails. Learn more about the events below and don't forget to buy your tickets!
From March 10-16, DSTILL presents a weeklong experience of American small-batch distilling, featuring spirit tastings, craft cocktail events, and workshops highlighting top artisan distillers from across the country.
DSTILL opens the week with a series of workshops, panels & tours with distillers, bartenders and industry experts. These programs provide an informative look at the craft of distilling and a unique opportunity to get up-close and personal with the pioneers and innovators of the American craft spirit industry, including distillers, bartenders, journalists, and other supporting cast.
These educational programs lead-up to THE SHOWCASE, which will be held on Thursday, March 13, from 7:00-10:00pm at the McNichols Civic Center Building in Denver.
As the signature tasting event of DSTILL, The Showcase brings together over 40 artisan distillers from across Colorado and the U.S. for a serious celebration of American craft distilling and cocktails. The Showcase provides consumers and industry professionals alike, the opportunity to taste spirits from America’s top artisan distillers and sample an array of handcrafted cocktails from the barmen and women of the Colorado Bartenders' Guild.
A $50 ticket provides the opportunity to experience a true taste of American small-batch distilling with
distillers from the country who will be on hand sharing their spirits and stories. Proceeds support the Colorado Distillers Guild. Tickets available at: http://www.dstill.co/feature/the-showcase/
The Showcase serves as the kickoff event to the American Craft Distillers Association (ACDA) Convention & Trade Show. This inaugural national ACDA convention convenes in Denver for two-days of workshops, keynote speakers and master classes for the trade professional from March 13-16, during the week of DSTILL.
The Showcase: http://www.dstill.co/feature/the-showcase/
Workshops & Panel: http://www.dstill.co/small-batch-experience-workshops/
Tours (Free): http://www.dstill.co/feature/dstill-tours/
PARTNERS & SPONSORS
DSTILL comes together only with the support from an incredible group of partners, sponsors, venues, friends and family. Pick one or two to include in your DSTILL conversations! Thank you, all!
American Craft Distillers Association | Arts & Venues Denver | Beverage Distributors Co | Colorado Bartenders Guild | Colorado Distillers Guild | Colorado Licensed Beverage Association | Colorado Tourism Office | Denver Theater District | Eat Denver | Eldorado Water | Green Russell | Harmonic Media Heroes Like Us | Imbibe | Industry Denver | Larimer Square | Novo Coffee | Messner Reeves LLP | Republic National Distributing Company | Seattle Fish Company | Session Kitchen | Something Independent | Southern Wine & Spirits | Sprocket Communications | Ste. Ellie | TAG | Tender Belly | Visit Denver | Wynkoop Brewing Company | 5280|The Denver Magazine
Messner Reeves Promotes Three to Partner
February 12, 2014
Messner Reeves LLP is proud to announce that Denise Clem, Derek C. Blass and Caleb Meyer have been promoted to partner. Founder, Bryant S.” Corky” Messner commented, “Messner Reeves has very high standards to becoming partner. Partners are expected to be great lawyers, team players and leaders. Also, a lawyer that has become partner has gained the confidence of clients by building a practice. I’m very proud of the hard work they have put into building their own practices and the leadership they provide."
Welcome new associate- Alex Wilschke
Messner Reeves LLP proudly welcomes Alex Wilschke to the Firm. Mr. Wilschke is a member of the Litigation Practice Group and holds a law degree from The University of Denver Sturm College of Law and a bachelor's degree from Colorado College. Learn more about Alex Wilschke.
Messner Reeves Welcomes Two Attorneys
Messner Reeves is proud to welcome two new attorneys to the firm. Deborah J. Denenberg joins the Messner New York office and is an accomplished litigator who has tried numerous product liability and general liability cases in New York state courts. She has a wealth of experience representing clients in several key industries, including consumer products, drugs and medical devices, and construction. Read more about Ms. Denenberg.
Eric De Wames joins the Messner Los Angeles office, Mr. De Wames has found success in litigating employment & labor, premises liability, real estate, business litigation, professional liability, and complex appellate matters. He provides hands-on, thoughtful and efficient counsel with the goal of promoting effective and cost-sensitive results. Mr. De Wames has litigated hundreds of cases to completion including significant jury trial experience with successful verdicts for the client. He specializes in employment litigation, providing services tailored to client needs and priorities. Read more about Mr. De Wames.
Happy Holidays from Messner Reeves!
It's that time of year again! We are excited to be a sponsor of the Children's Hospital Holiday Card Project. Every year patients at Children's Hospital Colorado design holiday cards with proceeds from the sale of the cards going towards treatment of pediatric cancer patients. For the past six years we have participated in this wonderful program and cannot wait for everyone to see this year's card.
Our card this year, "Smiling Snowman" was designed by Kate Blakeman, a 9 year old oncology patient at Children's Hospital Colorado. Kate's card perfectly captures the joy of the holiday season. We hope you like the card as much as we do!
Happy Holidays from Messner Reeves LLP
2013 Wright Award
We are proud sponsors of the 2013 Wright Award, which showcases leaders from the Colorado lifestyle industries. This business-award competition charges award contenders with creating a 90-second video that conveys the company's core business proposition, vision and how Colorado has influenced their inception, culture and growth.
A committee of judges including partner, Steve Levine, will select a winner to receive $3,000. This is always a great event that celebrates Colorado's entrepreneurs and small businesses. To learn more visit: Something Independent/Wright Award.
Welcome new associate- Erica R. Siepman
Messner Reeves LLP proudly welcomes Erica R. Siepman to the Firm. Ms. Siepman is a member of the Corporate and Real Estate Practice Groups and holds a law degree from The University of Denver Sturm College of Law and a bachelor's degree from Tufts University. Learn more about Erica Siepman.
Legislative Forum 2013
Join us and The Wright Group Services for an evening of good conversation and company. Local political figures and business leaders will be present to answer questions about the future of Denver and the state. For more information contact- Amber Holwell (303) 405-0480 or
Chipotle-Cultivate Festival 2013
The heat certainly didn’t keep the crowds away from Chipotle’s Cultivate Festival. City Park played host to the event that brought together chefs, thought leaders, artists, musicians, and hungry crowds all working towards a world of more sustainable, wholesome and delicious food.
The festival featured several musical acts including Cold War Kids, Denver’s own Air Dubai, Blizten Trapper, and more. Chef demonstrations included world-renowned chef Amanda Freitag (Iron Chef America/Unique Eats), Richard Blais (Top Chef), Lachlan Mackinnon-Patterson, Nate Appleman, Joel Holland, and Scott Parker.
The festival also celebrated local and regional food with an Artisans’ Hall that featured samplings from an amazing collection vendors including, Teatulia Organic Teas, Little Man Ice Cream, The Real Dill, Backyard Soda Co. and many more.
Between all the festival activities and amazing food- Shophouse Rice Bowls, Gorditas, Cultivate Farmhouse Ale and more, we are already dreaming about next year’s event.