Thousands of Draught Master hopefuls have participated in the quest for the perfect pour, and on September 24, it all comes down to the top 16 finalists as they put their skills to the test in the tenth- annual Stella Artois National Draught Master Competition.
On September 24 at 99 Sudbury in Toronto at 9 p.m. you can witness the best beer pouring pros this country has to offer as they compete in bracket-style pour-offs for the chance to be crowned the 2010 National Stella Artois Draught Master. From there, the national champ will have the opportunity to represent Canada on the world stage and compete in the Stella Artois World Draught Master Competition in London, England on October 28.
Stella Artois has been holding Draught Master qualifying events and regional-level competitions coast-to-coast to determine the top pint-pouring pros in Vancouver, Edmonton, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec City and Halifax. Representing not only their country, but their hometown, these finalists are leaving everything on the competition floor. The national quest is coming to an end. So, if you want to see some competitive pouring, now’s your chance.
In the photo are last year’s winners. Joe Oppedisano (centre), Maple, Ontario was crowned the Stella Artois Canadian Draught Master in Toronto. Oppedisano won $1,500, a trip to Belgium and to New York to represent Canada in the global competition. Second place winner, Pascal Pigeon-Rivest (right), Montreal won $2,500. Third place winner, Greg Reynolds, Kamloops won $1,000.
Here are the details:
What: Stella Artois National Draught Master
Competition: Finalists from across Canada going head-to-head in bracket-style pour-offs
For the fans: Learn the Stella Artois Nine-Step Pouring Ritual and compete against other beer fans, Stella Artois Brand Ambassadors
When: Friday, September 24, 2010, 9 p.m.
Where: 99 Sudbury St. Toronto, ON