Beau’s All Natural Brewing Company
Beau's All Natural Brewing Company has released their 2nd edition of their Oktoberfest Mix Pack featuring 4 of the 13 beers that will be pouring at their annual Oktoberfest (October 3-4, 2014) celebration in Vankleek Hill. The four beers featured are:
Happy Pilsner - Bohemian Pilsner • 5.3% alc/vol
The Bohemian pilsner is a staple of the German diet, and we're happy to include one for you in the 2014 Beau’s Oktoberfest mix pack! Pale blond in colour, Happy Pilsner’s light floral, herbal and honey aromas take your senses on a trip to their happy place: the ever-enjoyable taste of a crisp, clean traditional lager. Traditional to the style, the flavour has some yeast-derived soft sulfur notes. The hopping provides medium bitterness that balances the malt profile without harshness.
Dark Helmüt - Imperious Schwarzbier • 7.3% alc/vol
Dark Helmüt is an extra-strong version of a German black lager. It displays a mellow roasted character that is juxtaposed with the enjoyable lager crispness. Malty, bready notes (think pumpernickel without caraway) provide the backdrop to this clean, crisp beer. Dark Helmüt has refined mocha inflections and a surprisingly subtle roasted flavour for a beer as dark as the furthest reaches of the galaxy. Malt depth maintains a pleasant balance and keeps the bigger alcohol presence nicely integrated.
Rauchstack - Smoked Dunkel • 6.9% alc/vol
Rauchstack is a smooth, full-bodied smoked ale. The distinctive smoky character, courtesy of wood-fire kilned malts in the recipe, is balanced by rich, malty sweetness. The body is luscious and the flavour echoes the smoky scent, giving the sense of a beer that could almost be a meal. Our friend Thomas at Weyermann Malts in Bamberg, Germany, custom-designed the malt profile for this recipe (over breakfast no less!), and we brewed it in tribute to our close ties with them.
Dial "Z" for Zwickel - Zwickelbier • 5.7% alc/vol
Dial “Z” for Zwickel is a rare new creation from the Beau’s brew team, a hazy copper-coloured lager called a zwickelbier – a beer so über-fresh, it tastes like you walked right up to our tanks and poured it yourself. The flavour and aroma are ripe with bready, yeasty goodness and fresh grassy notes, and a finely balanced hop presence. Zwickelbiers are seriously not meant for aging, and best served… right now!
The 4-pack will be available at select LCBOs, the brewery, and Beau's home delivery service, BYBO.ca.
Beau's All Natural Brewing Company has announced the return of their fall seasonal, Night Märzen! The traditional Oktoberfest lager first brewed in 2008 sparked a small harvest celebration at the brewery which has evolved into the annual Vankleek Hill Oktoberfest that’s attended by over 12,000 people.
Night Märzen is a 5.5% ABV Oktoberfest lager that’s described as follows:
The orangey-amber malty beer has just the right amount of hops to balance the Munich malts, and features an ultra-clean finish to complete the package. Märzen is the traditional Oktoberfest style beer, and Beau’s only regularly produced lager.
Night Märzen is available at select LCBO stores, pubs/restaurants, the brewery and Beau’s own home delivery service, BYBO.ca. It will also be one of 13 Beau’s beers available at this year’s Oktoberfest, held October 3-4.
From the press release:
Beau’s All Natural Brewing will be collaborating with Canadian actor and comedian Tom Green this spring to create The Tom Green Beer. The official launch of the Tom Green Beer in the nation’s capital will include five stand-up comedy shows featuring Tom Green, to be held at Yuk Yuk’s on Elgin St. in Ottawa June 13-15.
Milk stout is the chosen beer style for the collaboration, a tip of the hat to one of Tom Green’s comic antics of the past. A balanced black ale, The Tom Green Beer will display flavours of chocolate and coffee, while delivering a creamy, velvety texture and finishing with a mild sweetness.
Tom Green initially approached Beau’s All Natural with the idea of making a beer together last summer. When Toronto’s Session Craft Beer Festival proposed the idea of “Collaboration Nation” (having Ontario craft breweries pair themselves with an artist and develop a beer together), the plan became a reality.
“Growing up in the Ottawa area, I’ve been a huge Tom Green fan. Having the opportunity to brew a unique and tasty beer with one of my heros is quite amazing — really amazing,” shared Steve Beauchesne, co-founder of Beau’s. “We’re having so much fun with this project, we may decide to make it available as more than just a one-off release… assuming we like the finished beer as much as we think we will,” he added.
Tickets for Tom Green's shows are available at Yuk Yuk's.
From the website:
A Belgian ale featuring intense tropical fruit notes from generous late-addition hopping and spicy character derived from fermentation with Belgian ale yeast. The bitterness is apparent but balanced by the fruity hops and spicy notes provided by the yeast.
A Pro-Am collaboration with Joey Kilbride, Best of Show Winner of the 2012 Homebrewing Competition at the National Capital Craft Beer Week in Ottawa.
For more information and to preorder (deliveries start May 30, 2013) visit Beau's All Natural Brewing Co.