22 Finalists to Compete in the Stella Artois 2009 World Draught Masters


Stella Artois has short listed 20 of Australia’s leading bars to compete in this year’s National Final held on Wednesday September 9 2009 at Kit and Kaboodle Sydney.

The Australian national winner will represent Australia in the Stella Artois World Draught Masters competition to be held in New York on Thursday 29 October 2009. The prize includes a Business Class flight for two to Belgium to visit the Stella Artois brewery before flying on to New York to compete in the final. Total Prize value $33,500 (see below for more details).

The World Draught Master, the global champion, receives the additional prize of 2,500 Euro. At the National Final competitors must demonstrate the seven minute, nine-step pouring ritual, resulting in the beverage being served in the cleanest glass, at the correct temperature, with the correct foam level and with no overflow.

Prior to the World Draught Master’s National Final, Stella Artois will hold a celebrity challenge with MC Josh Lawson and celebrity contestants. The winner of the celebrity challenge will be awarded with a $1,500 cheque to be donated to a charity of their choice.


The 20 short-listed finalists are competing for the following:

  • $AUD 5,000 cash prize
  • Business class airfares for two: Australia – Brussels – New York – Australia
  • Deluxe accommodation including transfers
  • Three days in Belgium visiting the Stella Artois Brewery in Leuven including special activities
  • The winner will receive a complete outfit by a leading Belgian designer.
  • Seven days in New York City competing in the World Draught Masters
  • Special activities in New York

The international winner will be crowned ‘Global Ambassador of Stella Artois’. This title carries certain privileges and responsibilities as a brand ambassador. See www.stellaartois.com for more details.

2009 Venues and Competitors

Sugarmill Hotel – Tim Greening – Rushcutters Bay, Sydney, NSW

Courthouse Hotel – Hannah Jeffers – Newtown, Sydney, NSW

Slip Inn – Daniel Campbell – Mosman, Sydney,NSW

Café Sydney – Hayley Morison – Rushchutters Bay, Sydney, NSW

Café Sydney – Matthew Jewell – Dover Heights, Sydney, NSW

Gazebo – Eddie Desouza, Bondi Beach, Sydney, NSW

Hugos Manly – Dylan Eisenhut – Manly, Sydney, NSW

Bungalow 8 – Paul Sadler – Glebe, Sydney, NSW

Cargo Bar – David Lloyd – East Ryde, Sydney, NSW

Belgian Bier Café Balmain – Patrick Benad, Bexley, Sydney, NSW

Belgian Bier Cafe Little Brussels – James Weber, Forrest, Canberra, ACT

Belgian Bier Cafe Melbourne – Joke Van Cauwenberghe – CBD, Melbourne, VIC

Temperance Hotel – Nicholas Polydorou – St.Kilda, Melbourne, VIC

Spice Market – Claire Wong – St Kilda, Melbourne, VIC

Riverland bar – Stephen Griffin – Collingwood, Melbourne, VIC

The Botanical – Shaun Farrell – Mont Albert, Melbourne, VIC

Beer Deluxe – Miro Bellini – East Kew, Melbourne, VIC

Belgian Bier Cafe Eureka – Alex Henderson – Carlton North, VIC

The Bowery – Ryan Lane – Fortitude Valley, Brisbane, QLD

Belgian Bier Cafe Brussels – Oliver Barber – Fortitude Valley, Brisbane, QLD

Belgian Bier Cafe Oostende – Zoe Warrington, Magill, SA

Belgian Bier Cafe Westend – Kathleen Allen, Perth, WA

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