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Welcome to CIBA!

The Cocktail Industry Benevolence Account (CIBA) is a charity focused on giving back to our buddies, friends, confidants, confessors, taste sensationalists, and cocktail creators the men and women behind bars upon whom we depend, sometimes daily. Established by Joe Barry CEO of Mysterious Ke Spirits and other industry professionals, CIBA supports bartenders and cocktail industry workers when faced with serious needs due to illness or injury.

CIBA raises its funds through exciting mixologist competitions and through donations from people, like you, who appreciate their barkeeps. Our first event happened in mid-June, Uptown Dallas on June 8th, 2014. Five elite mixologists competed for the orders and adoration of about 100 fans by creating cocktails made with Mysterious Ke Spirits (our event sponsor). Fans “voted” for their favorite cocktail and bartender by buying his or her creation. For more details on this event, scroll down to our Events page.

If you would like to make an independent donation, please use the PayPal button below.


Ké Cares About The Professionals Who Serve Our Products

So we’re asking for your priceless participation in a unique “Chopped”-style mixologist contest sponsored by Ké Spirits and benefiting the Cocktail Industry Benevolent Account (CIBA).

  • -Proceeds from these events all go to CIBA. There’s more info on CIBA above.
  • -There will be 3 preliminaries and one final event.CIBA-Facebook-Notice-2
  • -The first event will happen Tuesday, July 29th, from 6pm to 9 pm at Reservoir in Fort Worth. Subsequent evens are slated to be in Legacy Town Center and Uptown.
  • -We’ll give you a randomly selected bottle of Ke Spirits’ tKé (tequila+Ké),  wKé (whiskey+Ké) or vKé (vodka+Ké) to use to create a winning cocktail.
  • -A selection of fun cocktail ingredients will be provided plus one “surprise” ingredient to make this a real challenge
  • -You’ll receive materials and social media links to help recruit your fan base to come to the event(s) you’ll be competing in. Be sure to invite everyone you know. The bigger your fan presence, the more votes you’ll get.
  • -At each event one bartender will win a Caribbean getaway for two.
  • -At the final event in August, 1st and 2nd place preliminary event bartenders will compete for an unforgettable trip for two to Ireland!
  • -Offer yourself as a contestant for the events in Fort Worth and at Legacy Town Center today! For more information, please email