The Stella Artois 2010 World Draught Masters competition is underway. Think you have what it takes to pour like a master? Follow this 9-Step Pouring Ritual, and you’ll rule the tap before you can say “cheers.”
By Colleen Shalby
Kegs were tapped in Boston this past weekend, but not for the Red Sox. The 14th annual Stella Artois World Draught Masters competition picked its U.S. winner as 16 finalists competed in the art of Belgium’s traditional beer-pouring ritual. After a month-long competition spanning cities from Las Vegas to Washington D.C., the U.S. winner, Chris Myers of Wisconsin, finally chosen and will compete in the final pour against 31 winners from around the world next month in London.
The competition hasn’t been all fun, Franco-European inspired costumes, and props; each finalist has diligently studied Stella Artois’ 9-Step Pouring Ritual to perfect the craft of the pour. Think you can outpour Chris Myers? Follow these steps to perfection. Bottoms up!
The Stella Artois 9-Step Pouring Ritual