In 2006, Beau’s All Natural Brewing Co. began creating delicious and rare beers using local quality ingredients. The family run brewery takes pride in the certified organic beers they create and ensure that their process has minimal impact on the local communities and their environment.
They strive to have a direct relationship with their customers and build bridges within our city through their support of local artists, musicians, and community organizations.
This will be the second year that Beau’s will host a St. Patrick’s Day Party at the Aberdeen Pavilion, with festivities beginning shortly after the Ottawa St. Patrick’s Day Parade, on Saturday March 11.
Beau’s event coordinator, Josh Gottlieb, noted that the brewery was “originally approached by the Irish Society of the National Capital Region to produce a party for them… they were looking at a way to refresh their event and wanted something similar to [Beau’s] Oktoberfest”.
A quick look at their website reveals a generous list of beers ranging from the Strong Patrick – made with the undertones of caramel and toffee that’s flavoured with whisky – to the Blood Simple Cacao Blood Orange Witbier, that’s flavoured with (yup, you guessed it) blood oranges.
Josh was happy to point out that “there will be 12 Beau’s Beers and 15 guest beers available at [Aberdeen Pavilion], including gluten free options and even ciders”.
The main attractions will be several live musical acts from The Peelers, Bodh’aktan, and BLAKDENIM.
From last year’s experience, Josh found that the variety of musical acts helped keep up with the change in tempo throughout the day, and “for the night time concerts [Beau’s] wanted to promote really high energy, Celtic inspired music like The Peelers and Bodh’aktan.” Also, with Ottawa being so close to the Quebec border, it was nice to include French language songs that Bodh’aktan is famous for.
To help keep you satiated, there will be Irish-inspired cuisines like sausage and all-beef wieners, along with other items from House of TARG, Bridgehead Coffee, and Pascale’s All Natural Ice Cream.
Josh’s vision for the event was to “have a mixture of things on hand in order to give guests the option of non-alcoholic beverages like coffee and snacks,” anyone looking for something lighter to eat, or something other than beer to sip, can do so throughout the day. He also spoke highly of House of TARG, specifically mentioning their pierogies, noting that they “will have an Irish twist.”
If you’re looking to burn off all the calories from the beers and food, you can join in various activities throughout the day by taking part in Irish dance-offs, a stein hold-struggle, and Gaelic football.
“The stein hold-struggle is a staple for us,” said Josh. “And not only is Sue Fay Healy School of Irish Dance performing at the event, but they are also going to be teaching people how to do steps and different techniques.”
If you’re looking for more laid back activities, they also have a photo booth, craft activities, and a place to get a classy Beau’s themed temporary tattoos.
And that’s not all folks, because Apt613 has two free tickets to give away to the party, courtesy of Beau’s. To enter the contest, leave a comment with the name of your favourite Beau’s brew. A winner will be selected by random draw on Thursday March 9 and notified by email. To purchase tickets, visit www.stpatricksparty.ca.