On October 26th, Stella Artois held their World Draught Master Global Finals, which they call the Mondial Maitres Serveurs, in Montreal, Canada. This annual event, always in a different location, brought together more than twenty of the world’s top pourers of Stella Artois, a list that was whittled down from hundreds of bartender contestants from twenty-six countries through a series of regional and national championships.
One on one until the final two, the art of the beer pour was contested based on Stella’s 9-point pouring technique (see more on Stella’s perfect pour here). The scene was a grand spectacle, held the Chalet du Mont-Royal, one of Montreal’s highest points, with a wide view of the city below. In the end Belgian Allaine Schaiko won out to become the brand’s 16th world draught master. This was the scene: