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The InterContinental Montreal is proud to partner with the 20th edition of the Mondial de la bière,

MONTREAL, May 3rd, 2013 - The InterContinental Montreal is proud to announce its partnership with Mondial de la bière, the largest international beer tasting festival in America, to be held from May 29 to June 2, 2013, in Montreal. For this 20th edition, about 100,000 fans are expected at the Montreal Convention Center and on their outdoor terrace to be introduced to more than 500 local and international beers.

Located only steps away from the Montreal Convention Center, the InterContinental Montreal is the ideal venue for beer lovers who want to extend their Mondial de la bière experience or rest after a long day of discovery! As a member of the prestigious international hotel chain, InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, the InterContinental Montreal has at heart to share local knowledge with its guests and direct them towards ‘In the Know’ Montreal experiences. Mondial de la bière is a unique Montreal event which allows travelers to enjoy a variety of local and international beers in a friendly atmosphere. This event allows our customers to live the excitement of a large festival focused on discovery while also promoting their enrichment, through the various training activities offered during these 5 days.

Many activities will be held at Sarah B. Bar and at Osco! Restaurant, both located at the InterContinental Montreal, during the Mondial de la bière. Thus, fans can continue the tasting of local and imported beers, and enjoy the thematic menus and the appetizers prepared with beer for this occasion by Executive Chef, Matthieu Saunier. Moreover, Chef Saunier will offer a cooking workshop on Friday, May 31st at 12:30pm, on site at the Mondial de la bière. The InterContinental Montreal will also host the ‘Flaveurs, Bières et Caprices’ evening to be held on May 30thand a beer and cheese tasting workshop, open to all, led by beerologist Mario D'Eer on Saturday June 1st.

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