Stella Artois Canadian Draught Master 2010

Comments 67 by Rebecca Bollwitt

This Friday Stella Artois is hosting a competition to find their next Canadian Draught Master. 16 beer enthusiasts will get their chance to pour that perfect pint of Stella and the winner will earn a spot at the national championships. The event takes place at Doolins on Granville at 7:00pm and I just happen to be one of the judges in search of the perfect pour.

Stella Artois challenges Vancouverites to pour the perfect pint at B.C. regional Draught Master Competition
2009 Draught Master in Vancouver Photo credit: tequila partners

In order to qualify as a judge, I will be getting an education in the 9-step ritual Stella pouring process. This includes: the preparation, the chill, the unveiling, the liquid alchemy, the crown, the beheading, the judgment, the cleansing, and the bestowal. The process doesn’t happen on its own as it includes the use of that classic Stella Artois chalice, angles, temperatures, and the signature foam cutter.

Stella 9-Step home pouring kit Stella 9-Step home pouring kit

To share in this Belgian beer goodness, I have a two 9-Step Home Pouring Kits to give away that include 4 chalices, a foam cutter, and a bottle opener. Here’s how you can enter to win:

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  • RT to enter to win a Stella home pouring kit from @miss604

    I will draw two winners at 12:00pm this Friday and they will be able to pick up their kits at Doolins that night (or we can arrange delivery next week).

    Update My two winners are Troy and @AliEvolution on Twitter. Congratulations!

    Fine print: Must be 19 years of age or older to enter. No purchase necessary.

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    1. Shawn RWednesday, September 15th, 2010 — 2:11pm PDT

      Stella is my fav beer. Love to win and enjoy some Stella.

    2. EllieWednesday, September 15th, 2010 — 2:13pm PDT

      This is wonderful! I LOVE Stella~

    3. Tracey FlattesWednesday, September 15th, 2010 — 2:14pm PDT

      Hubby would love this pack!

    4. Ryan CousineauWednesday, September 15th, 2010 — 2:22pm PDT

      Oh er. But one question: will the contest be based on pouring draught beer, or from bottles? It looks like it’s off the tap, to judge from last year’s contest.

    5. Rebecca BollwittWednesday, September 15th, 2010 — 2:24pm PDT

      The kit (and guide with the kit) is for bottles, the competition is from taps. I re-worded it to clarify 🙂

    6. ChamindaWednesday, September 15th, 2010 — 2:26pm PDT

      I love Stella Artois.

    7. AnneWednesday, September 15th, 2010 — 2:29pm PDT

      This would be awesome -we are having a beer tasting that night!

    8. Scott AlexanderWednesday, September 15th, 2010 — 2:38pm PDT

      Such an amazing opportunity to judge the contest!

    9. GraemeWednesday, September 15th, 2010 — 2:43pm PDT

      Mmm Stella! I would love to win this beer pouring kit!

    10. GrantWednesday, September 15th, 2010 — 2:44pm PDT

      Very nice kit. I have a buddy who would love it as a present.

    11. HollyWednesday, September 15th, 2010 — 2:45pm PDT

      FUN! This would make my Friday!!

    12. ZombetteWednesday, September 15th, 2010 — 2:56pm PDT

      Yup. Great Prize to Win!!

    13. Toby SullivanWednesday, September 15th, 2010 — 3:01pm PDT

      Oh me, oh my. I want this. Not only could I enjoy an almost-perfectly poured Stella (likely the best I could do :P), but I could also share them with others. I hope I get this. Many folks would benefit.

    14. A.J.Wednesday, September 15th, 2010 — 3:05pm PDT

      I’ve been trying to perfect my pouring technique for ages and this stella kit would be great for that!


    15. AnneWednesday, September 15th, 2010 — 3:13pm PDT

      Tested my pouring skills at the Guinness Brewery in Dublin. The kit would bring back some great memories.

    16. Stv.Wednesday, September 15th, 2010 — 3:14pm PDT

      This’d be a sweet prize!

    17. MattWednesday, September 15th, 2010 — 3:15pm PDT

      Would love to improve my pouring skills!

    18. KarlWednesday, September 15th, 2010 — 3:22pm PDT

      I’m pretty sure I can turn this into a 2 step process. Count me in

    19. MarinaWednesday, September 15th, 2010 — 3:27pm PDT

      Sounds like a great prize!

    20. Jonah LewisWednesday, September 15th, 2010 — 3:32pm PDT

      Nice looking glasses.

    21. TroyWednesday, September 15th, 2010 — 3:36pm PDT

      Hooray! I can use the glasses for protection … you wouldn’t hit a guy with glasses, would you?


    22. LyndseyWednesday, September 15th, 2010 — 3:44pm PDT

      Bring on the Stella! Always wanted to try and do this myself =)

    23. TylerWednesday, September 15th, 2010 — 3:58pm PDT

      Oh neato! (great comment eh?)

    24. TriciaWednesday, September 15th, 2010 — 4:06pm PDT

      Wow, that’s such an awesome kit! Sounds neat… would be great to pull out when having guests over!

    25. SanazWednesday, September 15th, 2010 — 4:10pm PDT

      Belgian beer is simply the best!

    26. Yuko HornWednesday, September 15th, 2010 — 4:13pm PDT

      My beer lover husband will love this!

    27. MihneaWednesday, September 15th, 2010 — 4:28pm PDT

      Stella Artois is the best!

    28. mariaWednesday, September 15th, 2010 — 5:06pm PDT

      What a cool prize!

    29. Marina AntunesWednesday, September 15th, 2010 — 5:08pm PDT

      It’s a funny thing. I was at Cafe Crepe yesterday and had a Stella Artois with dinner and commented to my dinner companion that the glass was very cool (has a little star on the stem – a nice touch). These would be spiffy!

    30. StellaWednesday, September 15th, 2010 — 5:10pm PDT

      Gotta love Stella! 😉

    31. SarahWednesday, September 15th, 2010 — 7:24pm PDT

      STELLA! A beer named desire.

    32. CandiceWednesday, September 15th, 2010 — 7:36pm PDT

      Super FANTASTIC Prize!

    33. RandyWednesday, September 15th, 2010 — 8:28pm PDT

      Love the Stella……Lets share!

    34. EdWednesday, September 15th, 2010 — 9:41pm PDT

      I love stellas!

    35. KevinWednesday, September 15th, 2010 — 10:27pm PDT

      What an awesome prize, but I think an even better one would be attending the class with you!

    36. JanetWednesday, September 15th, 2010 — 11:00pm PDT

      I Love Stella Artois!

    37. Jon JenningsThursday, September 16th, 2010 — 1:06am PDT

      Yum! Can’t go wrong with anything beer related (well… most beers anyway)

    38. Meet Mark Victor HansenThursday, September 16th, 2010 — 1:50am PDT

      Mmm, beer.

    39. mikeThursday, September 16th, 2010 — 2:17am PDT

      id LOVE to have this!

    40. TanisThursday, September 16th, 2010 — 8:41am PDT

      I would love to win this for my husband! He loves this beer!!!!!!

      Thank you!

    41. KeithThursday, September 16th, 2010 — 9:02am PDT

      Great giveaway Rebecca, and my favorite beer….how can a guy ask for a better contest!!

    42. KThursday, September 16th, 2010 — 9:07am PDT

      wow, 9steps to pour beer like a pro

    43. ShannonThursday, September 16th, 2010 — 9:35am PDT


    44. TawcanThursday, September 16th, 2010 — 9:40am PDT

      Haven’t won anything on here I think this is my lucky entry!

    45. MomadaThursday, September 16th, 2010 — 9:51am PDT

      I love Stella!

    46. FRANK ZHAOThursday, September 16th, 2010 — 10:42am PDT

      Mmmm beer. Mmmm, Stella!

    47. RachelThursday, September 16th, 2010 — 11:59am PDT

      Cool kits!

    48. Sarah FThursday, September 16th, 2010 — 12:18pm PDT

      Awesome! I’d love one of those kits! My boyfriend would be SO jealous! 😉

    49. VeronicaThursday, September 16th, 2010 — 12:41pm PDT

      My husband would appreciate this one… he has glasses for pretty much every other local brewery!

    50. Teresa KThursday, September 16th, 2010 — 1:01pm PDT

      Those would be fantastic to win.

    51. Soo Wei TanThursday, September 16th, 2010 — 1:44pm PDT

      That looks like an awesome prize!

    52. MeganThursday, September 16th, 2010 — 2:17pm PDT


    53. EmmaThursday, September 16th, 2010 — 2:18pm PDT

      Rad! looks awesome!

    54. sueThursday, September 16th, 2010 — 2:23pm PDT

      My daughter wants me to win this for her xox

    55. W.H. StewartThursday, September 16th, 2010 — 2:26pm PDT

      Me like beer!

    56. SionedThursday, September 16th, 2010 — 3:10pm PDT

      I’ll drink to that!

    57. ArthurThursday, September 16th, 2010 — 3:12pm PDT

      To have such a prize from a wine drinkers preferred beer, sweet!

    58. Ida McCartyThursday, September 16th, 2010 — 3:33pm PDT

      I love Stella Artois.

    59. amfriesenThursday, September 16th, 2010 — 4:13pm PDT

      i love the french commercial where the two waiters are trying to woo the french lady; this would be the best prize for recreating that atmosphere and situation

    60. ShawnThursday, September 16th, 2010 — 5:12pm PDT

      Sweet prize… I’m in! Cheers, Shawn

    61. GraceThursday, September 16th, 2010 — 9:10pm PDT

      Mmmmm.. Stella…

    62. JulianThursday, September 16th, 2010 — 10:12pm PDT

      I would love to have those glasses at home!

    63. TimThursday, September 16th, 2010 — 10:58pm PDT

      Stella Artois is great. Put me down for the draw. Thanks! =D

    64. KimFriday, September 17th, 2010 — 8:02am PDT

      I think it would be awesome to make Stella look professionally poured at home. Sign me up!

    65. michelleFriday, September 17th, 2010 — 10:08am PDT

      Stella is my favourite beer!!

    66. JakobFriday, September 17th, 2010 — 2:05pm PDT

      This one is for me 🙂

    67. Terry MorrisonFriday, September 17th, 2010 — 2:39pm PDT

      Stella! Stella! my favourite brew!

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