MONTREAL – lovers of The hops are happy to be able to participate in a virtual edition of the World of beer at the end of the week.
The event had to be postponed to the autumn due to the crisis of the COVID-19, but a range of online activities take place when even this weekend.
Patrick Timmons participates in this event since the first edition in 1993, and thus wished to take part in the event online. On the page Facebook “World of beer in containment”, it will be possible each afternoon until Sunday in view of the suggestions and stories of bièrologues. The sessions will finish with a tasting virtual.
Even if the tasting is done at home, the fans can go and get a pack of four beers offered by the depanneur Peluso, on Rachel street on the Plateau Mont-Royal.
Mr. Timmons was a Thursday. “I don’t know if I have to drink a beer a day or the four today and go buy it tomorrow”, launched at the joke the passion of belgian beers.
The 27th edition of the Mondial de la bière, which was to be held at Windsor station, has not been completely replaced by the virtual event; rather it has been deferred until the fall. The organizer Jeannine Marois explains that it will then be necessary to apply the measures of social distancing, which might involve less on-site participants.
“It may be that we will be holding two exhibitions for next year, in the fall and in the spring, to receive all the world”, a-t-it started as an idea.
In the meantime, the World of beer offers a package “impatient”, that gives coupons and access to the event in October, and half of the money raised will go directly to the microbreweries.