One of the Blackstone Beer District's best-known bartenders was just appointed the American ambassador for the Belgian beer Gulden Draak.
The beer hosts a yearly contest to select ambassadors from around the world. Twice, Crescent Moon bartender Chris Bettini has been named the Nebraska ambassador, an honor he's obtained through amassing the most votes via various social media channels. The title comes with bragging rights and a bit of swag, say a tasting glass and a T-shirt.
In the case of the American ambassador post, though, the title comes with bragging rights, swag and a trip for two to Brussels for Brussels Beer Weekend.
Bettini, who has been a bartender at the Crescent Moon for eight years, will go to the festival next month.
In nonbeer news, Brix will host a scotch tasting tonight.
The event will take place at the patio at Brix Midtown, 220 S. 31st St., from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The $60 tickets, which include tax, gratuity and appetizers, offer scotch lovers samples of 27 different varieties of single malt scotch whiskey. Everyone who attends will also receive a cigar from Nickleby's Cigar Shop.
For more information, or to make a reservation, call 402-991-9463, extension 107.