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Foodie Friday: Beyond the Pale celebrates 5 years

By Jordan Duff on November 24, 2017

On December 2, Beyond the Pale Brewing will mark its 5th anniversary with an epic, yet refined, party at the National Gallery of Canada. Sure they’re one of the old dogs on the Ottawa beer scene but they still party hard.

The celebration will be big, bright and colourful. The BTP team is aiming not just to throw a major beer event, but to put on an epic party for 800 of their closest friends.

Parties need beer: A full lineup of BTP brews will be complemented by guest taps from friends like Beau’s, Sawdust City, Indie Ale House, Halcyon and Great Lakes, helps.

It’s a costume party. Set in the beautiful gallery front hall space, the theme is Prohibition: Cops and Robbers. Suspenders and feathers are expected.

The theme is also animated through an in-party scavenger hunt put on by Escape Manor where guests can help track down the stolen BTP beer recipe. The prize for one who solves the mystery?

Free. Beer. For. A. Year.

Classic BTP – always swinging for the fences!

The game isn’t mandatory, those not can playing will still be entertained by the Roarin’ Twenties vibe (including a Burlesque performance), the beer and sample the wine, cider, cocktails and food stations without playing. While imbibing, guests may also reminisce about how far BTP has come as they turn five – the romantic age. Older, maybe wiser, but not slowing down and still down to have fun.

The old space at 5 Hamilton Ave is gone. The brewery now has four canned beers at the LCBO and have a expanded beyond Ottawa through grocery stores. The new larger home, decorated with local art, is located at City Center and can brew more beer and host more beer drinkers.

Plans to further animate the space are already underway, including football Sundays, games nights and a pinball! Decadently flavored popcorn from YOW Popcorn is always available and ordering-in food is encouraged. In fact, you can get a buzzer for your Artisan Bakery order so you can imbibe before you carb-load.

The team wants to continue to create a space packed with folks having a good time and enjoying a solid beer.

You can get a taste of the good times and brews at the Gallery in a short week!


Heist at the Gallery: a 5th Birthday Celebration takes place December 2 from 8pm-2am at the National Gallery of Canada. Tickets are availabe online for $34. You can also stop by Beyond the Pale at 250 City Centre Avenue to enjoy an early birthday drink.