The Shout Magazine (New Zealand)

Kiwis go ‘head to head’ in Stella Artois Championship

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The final of the Stella Artois Draught Master Championship – a competition that celebrates perfection of the brand’s unique 9-Step pouring ritual – is happening in Auckland tonight.

Sixteen finalists from around the country, who have already proven their talent for the 9-Step pour, fight it out for the coveted title at Ponsonby’s Sapphire Room.

Quick fire knock out rounds will take place in front of a panel of judges, filtering down the finalists to find a champion who demonstrates their perfect charm and artistry for pouring the most precise Stella Artois using the famous Stella Artois 9-Step Pour.

The winner will not only walk away with the coveted title, but a trip for two to the Stella Artois Brewery in Leuven.

“Stella Artois demands perfection and excellence at every stage, from brewing to the perfect pour, to the perfect chat,” says Jeremy Meech from Stella Artois. “There is a huge talent pool of bar men and women in New Zealand who are elevating the drinking experience of our discerning fans and upholding the nearly 600-year-old legacy of the Belgian beer every day. This competition gives us an opportunity to celebrate them.”

The finalists for tonight’s competition hail from Te Puke, Tauranga, Christchurch, Auckland, Fielding, Nelson and Wellington.

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