18 August 2016
CINCINNATI, Aug. 18, 2016 Warsteiner USA has a new Perfect Pour-Off Champion. Annie Matthews, representing Old Chicago in Aurora, CO, poured her way to an all-expense paid trip for two to Germany during a live pour-off challenge at the The Parlor Lounge at the Mirage Casino & Hotel in Las Vegas on August 13.
So how does it feel to be a champion? "Unreal ... I still can't believe I just won," said Matthews. "It is an amazing feeling to be able to travel back home to Colorado as the 2016 Warsteiner USA Perfect Pour-Off Champion."
In its second year, the Perfect Pour by Warsteiner challenged bartenders across the United States to show off their technical skills and personal flair as they competed to pour and present the most perfectly tapped glass of WARSTEINER Premium German Pilsener. Nearly 300 bartenders entered their Perfect Pours to www.perfectpouroff.com from May 30, 2016 through July 17, 2016 and worked to win consumer votes.
In addition to Matthews, who led all consumer voting with a record 6,070 votes, finalists who competed in the live event included James Neuweg representing Fritz and Franz Bierhaus in Coral Gables, FL, and Tierney O'Rourke representing Statler Grill in New York City.
"Annie's final Perfect Pour, with foam crowning high above the rim of our iconic Warsteiner tulip glass, was pure perfection," saidLaura Sprengard, brand manager for Warsteiner USA. "Her mastery of the Perfect Pour process, coupled with her creative presentation, earned her the title of 2016 Warsteiner Perfect Pour-Off Champion."
To view all entries, go to www.perfectpouroff.com. Call for entries for the 2017 Perfect Pour by Warsteiner contest will be announced May 2017.