Canada’s First Beer Cocktail Competition
Canada’s first beer cocktail competition will be held at The Refinery in Vancouver on August 17, featuring beer from Whistler Brewing. It will be interesting to see what the local bartenders will come up with to expand the beer cocktail repertoire beyond a Black Velvet, Irish Car Bomb, Ogre Juice, and Red Eye.
Contestants will have to devise a cocktail using either Whistler Black Tusk Ale, Classic Pale Ale, Honey Lager, Premium Export Lager, or Weissbier. They will then have to create it live, behind the bar at The Refinery, using their own ingredients and the supplied beer.
Judging the competition will be Bruce Dean (President, Whistler Brewing), Chester Cary (Canada’s first Certified Cicerone), Joanne Sasvari (The Vancouver Sun), Andrew Morrison (Scout Magazine), and yours truly.
The winning bartender will receive a TaylorMade golf bag; a case of Whistler beer; and a day of golf, dinner, and drinks for two at Pemberton’s Big Sky Golf & Country Club, voted Best Course in BC by the Vancouver Sun Golf Guide 2009.
After the competition, General Manager, Lauren Mote, and her team will be serving a special Whistler Brewing Company beer cocktail list, along with paired canapés from Executive Chef Michael Carter. Carter was formerly the chef at Dix Barbecue and Brewery.
Whistler Brewing Cocktail Challenge
Monday, August 17 @ 3:00pm
1115 Granville Street, Vancouver