Crave Christchurch: Christchurch bartenders among the best

Tereza Bojanovska, from Fiddlesticks, is among 16 finalists to compete in Heineken's perfect pour competition in September.

Four Christchurch bartenders are among the best Heineken beer pourers in the country.

They will be among 16 finalists to compete in Heineken’s perfect pour competition national final to be held in Auckland in September.

Tereza Bojanovska, of Fiddlesticks, No. 4 Bar’s Reece Gardiner, Cocopelli’s Sarah Louise Kearney and Joshua Irving of Morrell & Co will compete in the final.

The winner will then go on to represent New Zealand in the global finals to be held in Amsterdam.

The competition is part of Heineken’s Star Serve programme which is designed to guarantee the quality of Heineken on draught.

As part of that programme, it has been running a national competition to find the best bartenders with Heineken ambassadors helping to judge their pours.

They are scored on five steps: Rinse, Pour, Skim, Check and Serve. In each step there are multiple elements to complete to serve a good Heineken beer.

A Heineken spokeswoman said when Gerard Heineken founded his brewery in 1864 he made a promise to himself to offer nothing but the highest quality beer.

“After more than 150 years our ultimate aim is still to ensure that Heineken on draught always has the best and the same taste for consumers everywhere around the world.”

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