PRESS RELEASE: The Canadian Brewing Awards are coming to our Nation’s Capital

It’s that time of year again! The 15th annual Canadian Brewing Awards is fast approaching. This year some of Canada’s best breweries and cideries will be honored in our nations capital. The awards will be held May 25-27 2017. Online submissions far now open at…

PRESS RELEASE: Single-day tickets now on sale for Beau’s Oktoberfest

It’t that time of year again! Summer is almost over which means it’s time for the two-day fall festival of Bavarian proportions happen at Beau’s in Vankleek Hill. The festival in its 8th year has grown year over year and this year should be…

PRESS RELEASE: Beau’s All Natural Brewing begins distribution of craft beer across Canada

2016 has  been a big years for Beau’s. First changing its ownership to employee owned, their 10 year anniversary and now announcing Canada wide distribution. Yesterday (July 7th 2016) Beau’s announced they will begun distribution of its Lug Tread Lagered Ale across Canada. In addition…

PRESS RELEASE: Beau’s Farm Table Series continues with Farm Table: I.P.A.

Another beer in Beau’s Farm Table Series is coming down the river.  It is the return of the “Beaver River IP Eh” with a new look. will be available for a four-month feature in Ontario LCBO stores, and will also be made available in the next…

A Ride Along with Brew Donkey

Brad Campeau is on a mission to make craft beer accessible to everyone in Ottawa. He’s the owner and operator of Brew Donkey, a start-up that delivers craft beer and runs brewery tours around the city. This week, I got a chance to ride…

Ottawa Craft Beer Pub Crawls: The Glebe

Everyone loves a good pub crawl, but who wants to crawl from bar to bar drinking weak, tasteless beer? In this ongoing series, I’m going to lay out the best craft beer pub crawls that Ottawa has to offer. Each bar has a suggested…

Happy Pilsner (Beau’s Brewery)

Origin: Vankleek, Ontario, Canada Beer Style: Bohemian Pilsner Alc./Vol.: 5.3% IBU: 30 Malts: Pilsner, Carafoam, Acidulated (All Organic) Hops: Organic Hersbrucker Suggested Glassware: Pilsner Glass Suggested Serving Temperature: 5-8° celsius Availability: Seasonal (Oktoberfest) Where to buy: Beau’s brewery or select LCBO locations This review is of Happy Pilsner, which is my second beer from the Beau’s…

Dial “Z” for Zwickel (Beau’s Brewery)

Origin: Vankleek, Ontario, Canada Beer Style: Zwickelbier Alc./Vol.: 5.7% IBU: 27 Malts: Pilsner, Munich, Acidulated, Carafoam, Caraaroma (All Organic) Hops: Strisselspalt, Triskel (All Organic) Suggested Glassware: Mug or Stein Suggested Serving Temperature: 7-10° celsius Availability: Seasonal (Oktoberfest) Where to buy: Beau’s brewery or select LCBO locations This review features a beer from the Beau’s Oktoberfest…