BEER FESTIVAL: National Capital Craft Beer Week Starts Friday!

National Capital Craft Beer Week
Friday is the start of National Capital Craft Beer Week!  During August 9-17  (okay, it's a little more than a week) Ottawa plays host to several craft beer events celebrating both the capital region's rich brewing heritage and current offerings. 

More events are being added as we speak, but here's what's currently on tap for one of the best weeks of the year!

Friday, August 9

Launch PartyD'arcy McGee's (44 Sparks Street)

Join the great folks at D'Arcy McGee's and the Craft Beer Week crew in
kicking off the second annual National Capital Craft Beer Week! Live
entertainment, prizes, the official cask tapping, and of course lots of
great craft beer and fun!

Sunday, August 11

Union 613 / Beyond the Pale Smoked Pol LaunchUnion: Local 613 (315 Somerset Street West)

Union: Local 613 and
Beyond The Pale are proud to present their Smoked Pole Graetzer
Collaboration. 4 food stations and 8 other beers will be available for
sampling. 15 dollars gets you in the door w/ a BTP tasting glass and 4 x
4 oz samples. Beer and food tickets will be available on sight for
$3.50. One ticket get's you a halfy and two a biggin'.   Advance tickets are sold out, but a limited number of tickets will be available for $20 at the door starting at 6:00pm.

Monday, August 12

Collaborative Beer DinnerPetit Bill's Bistro  (1293 Wellington Street West)

Join Turtle Island Brewing Company and Broadhead Brewing Company as they pair 5 locally crafted brews with five unique, beer inspired dishes as well as a special dessert.  Tickets are $65.00 (tax & gratuity included).

Wednesday, August 14

Turtle Island Patio Party8 Locks' Flat (Colonel By Drive between Somerset footbridge & Laurier bridge)

8 Locks Flat hosts our first beach party in style,
featuring Turtle Island brewery's finest paired with mouth-watering
creations from the bistro's talented chefs.  Tasting notes from the
brewmaster at Turtle Island and the chefs at 8 Locks, giveaways, and
a fantastic night out are just a few of the things we have in store.  Tickets $50.00.

Friday and Saturday, August 16 and 17

National Capital Craft Beer Festival (Marion Dewar Plaza – outside City Hall)

The second annual National Capital Craft Beer Festival,
located in downtown Ottawa, and discover the fantastic selection of
craft brewed beer available right here in the National Capital Region!
Sample mouth-watering culinary creations offered by our artisanal
eateries, from comforting and delicious street food to craft beer
inspired gourmet tapas using locally grown ingredients.  Single day pass – $15, two-day pass – $25.00, VIP pass – $65.00.  Additonal drink tokens available for $1 each.

We asked some of the participating breweries whether they're bringing some special brews to the festival, here's what they said:

For daily updates you can follow National Capital Craft Beer Week on Twitter or Facebook.

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