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.