Canadian Craft Beer & Oyster Pairing Competition: Request for Entry
(Osoyoos, BC, March 18, 2014) – Which Canadian Craft Beers pair best with Oysters?
The inaugural Canadian Craft Beer & Oyster pairing Competition will be held on April 25th, 2014 during the third annual Osoyoos Oyster Festival. The competition is sponsored by Spirit Ridge Vineyard Resort and Spa, Flavours World, CAMRA Vancouver, BC Craft Brewers Guild and Codfathers Seafood Market and will be divided into eleven categories. Canadian Craft Breweries are encouraged to submit their IPA, Stout, Porter, Lager, Ale, Wheat Beer, Pilsner, Bitter, Cider, Mead, and any other brewing style under the category of Wild Card. Beers must be craft brews made in Canada.
Deadline to enter submissions is April 17th, 2014. Entry forms and entry rules can be downloaded at: www.oooysterfestival.com
Judges for the second annual Canadian Oyster Wine Competition include Adam Chatburn, president of CAMRA Vancouver, Dan Clapson a Calgary based food writer and contributor to Food Network Canada, Avenue and WestJet’s up! magazine, Martin Lewis who is on the board of directors for the Okanagan Wine Society and is currently working towards the Cicerone beer certification, and culinary power couple Chef Jonathan Chovancek and Bartender/Sommelier Lauren Mote owners of Bittered Sling Extracts.
The Osoyoos Oyster Festival was created to showcase the sustainable oysters produced by the farmers and guilds of the nearby West Coast together with the award-winning wines of the Oliver Osoyoos Winery Association. Even oysters need a day in the sun! For more information on the festival visit online at: www.oooysterfestival.com