Cask ale or cask-conditioned beer is unfiltered and unpasteurised beer which is conditioned (including secondary fermentation) and served from a cask without additional nitrogen or carbon dioxide pressure.
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So grab your lederhosen or dirndl because tickets for Friday night are still available!
You can purchase them online for $22.00 and transportation is available from Ottawa, Montreal and Cornwall to Vankleek Hill for an additional $15.00.
You can buy your tickets and find out more information including the list of delicious food offered and the talented musical guests on the Beau's Oktoberfest Website!
The 2014 edition of Beau’s Oktoberfest (October 3-4) is less than a month away and tickets for Saturday are over 80% sold, do you have yours?
There are plenty of non-beer reasons to attend – yummy food from over 24 local vendors, bands like Joel Plaskett Emergency and Tokyo Police Club will be on stage and don’t forget the Midway where you can try to win some awesome Beau’s swag (ring toss anyone?).
Let’s put all that other stuff aside for a moment and focus on the beer-y reasons why you should attend:
Along with The Tom Green Beer, Night•Märzen and Lug•Tread there will be beers from the Oktoberfest Mix Pack (now available at the LCBO) and seven brand new recipes!
With over 40 casks of unfiltered and unpasteurized beer available from breweries across Ontario, you might have a hard time leaving the tent.
The Ottawa homebrewing club, The Members of Barleyment, need your help in deciding a winner for their People's Choice competition. Sample homebrew and decide which one you thought tasted the best.
From cooking demonstrations to cheese pairings to lively debates between all things fermented – the School of Bock is a fun way to learn about the beer in your stein.
And remember this isn’t just a festival it’s a fundraiser with proceeds going to the Kidney Foundation of Canada, Ottawa Riverkeeper, Just Food, Rethink Breast Cancer, Hidden Harvest, the VKH Agricultural Society ..and more!
So what are you waiting for? Grab your lederhosen or dirndl and buy your tickets now!
Tickets are available online for $22.00 each night or $33.00 for a weekend pass. Transportation is available from Ottawa, Montreal and Cornwall to Vankleek Hill for an additional $15.00.
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.
The Members of Barleyment are pleased to announce the 2014 edition of the annual MoB & Beau’s Oktoberfest Homebrewing Competition.
The grand prize winner will get to brew their own recipe at Beau’s All Natural Brewing Company. Additional prizes (to be announced) will be offered up by other brewery and homebrew suppliers. Among the handsome MoB medals given to all those brewers who placed in each flight, last year’s prizes included kegs from OntarioBeerKegs and merchandise from Covered Bridge Brewing. Stay tuned for further prize details!
As with last year, we plan to have our competition included in the Canadian Brewer of the Year (http://www.canadianbreweroftheyear.com/) and the Brewer of the Year (http://www.breweroftheyear.com/) competitions!
This event is 2 competitions in 1!
The first is a BJCP-sanctioned competition:
All beer categories in the 2008 BJCP Style Guidelines will be accepted (Categories 1-23).
As with last year, we will have a category 99 option—details on this “style” to follow
Each brewer can submit a maximum of one entry per subcategory.
The second is a People’s Choice competition:
Attendees of Beau’s Oktoberfest 2014 will take part in judging your homebrew!
The People’s Choice Judging promotes beer literacy by getting non-homebrewers to judge competition-worthy homebrew and consult the BJCP guidelines.
Details of People’s Choice entries will be provided in a later announcement.
Entry Deadline is Friday, September 12, 2014.
For more information and updates see the Competition website: http://mob-competitions.tumblr.com/
Beau's has released the Cask list for Beau's Oktoberfest (October 4th and 5th in Vankleek Hill). What is cask beer? It's beer brewed from traditional ingredients, matured and served from a cask. This means it's fresh, unfiltered, served at a higher temperature and has a different taste than beer served on draught.
Oktoberfest is soon approaching and people are scrambling to secure rides to and from the Vankleek Hill Fairgrounds. If you're comfortable on your bike, want a Beau's cycling jersey and want to support an awesome charity maybe this 94km Oktoberfest Ride is for you.
We chatted with Lyndell Montgomery from Beau's All Natural Brewing Company about the upcoming bike ride to Vankleek Hill.
Ottawa Beer Events: Where did the idea for the Oktoberfest Ride come from?
Lyndell Montgomery (Beau's): The outstanding Dr. Karine Langley approached me with the idea of doing a ride this year. She is an avid cyclist as well as a fundraising guru so truly it was her vision and Beau's was able to jump on board with the creative and infrastructure support needed to pull it off. We are also working closely with Kunstadt Sports and they have been an amazing partner bringing a lot of expertise to the ride. We are all super excited!
How much is the registration fee? Where does the money go?
Registration fee is $300.00 and $200.00 of that goes directly to our partner charity for this ride, The United Way. The other $100.00 covers administrative expenses and ensures that we safely deliver 100 bikes and 100 riders back to Ottawa after they complete the ride and enjoy Oktoberfest!
94km seems like a long distance, how long do you think the bike ride will take? Is this ride appropriate for all cyclists?
For some, the ride will take 3 hours and for other it may take 5. That said, there are ride leaders who will be staggered throughout the ride and are there to ensure everyone is safe. No one will be left behind and those that want to race the route will also have ride leader support!
What happens if a bicycle breaks down?
Enter the awesome support team at Kunstadt Sports who will have a support van on the ride and are there to help with any mechanical issues as well as to transport riders personal effects to Oktoberfest.
What’s included in the VIP experience that cyclists get when they reach the fairgrounds?
Rider kits are comprised of: Beau's Cycling jersey & cap, food voucher, beer tokens, pretzel and an Oktoberfest hat, as well as transportation for riders and their bikes back to Ottawa. Pretty sweet!
The Unshaven Mavens is a group of women who grow their underarm hair for the entire month of October and raise funds in support of Rethink Breast Cancer, a Canadian breast cancer charity that brings bold, relevant awareness to the under-40 crowd. The mission of the Unshaven Mavens campaign is to increase awareness of early detection of breast cancer in the underarm area, not just the breast.
To launch their third campaign the Unshaven Mavens are having a party on September 6 at Mercury Lounge (56 Byward Market Square) and everyone's invited. Support a great cause and join them for music, drinks, live entertainment and prizes! Your $5.00 entry fee gives you one free raffle ticket and if you're one of the first 50 through the door you'll get an extra raffle ticket.
If you can't make it to the party then you can support the Unshaven Mavens at Beau's Oktoberfest. They'll be on hand asking for your support and leading the raffle tickets sales for Beau's Face On A Cap contest.
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