Beau’s Oktoberfest will be celebrating it’s 9th year this coming September 22nd and 23rd. The autumn celebration has become a landmark event. Fans of beer and good atmosphere tend to make this an annual sojourn to Vankleek Hill. Not to be missed is Hidden Harvest’s midway which provides valuable funds to support their core operations.
Beau’s is aiming to raise and donate $5 million to various “community-building groups, charitable organizations, and independent arts” over the next 10 years.
This weekend past, Vankleek Hill darling Beau’s Brewery announced they would be closing the brewery for an all-staff meeting on Monday, May 16th. Hardly exciting news. But by Monday’s end, they had sent the Twitterverse a-flutter with a simple tweet that read: Beau’s to Make Important Announcement Tomorrow (Tuesday) Morning at 8AM. The internet, as […]
Black Friday is typically the kick-off of the holiday season. If you have a few craft beer lovers on your gift list, this might be a good chance to cross them off. Black Friday at Beau’s will feature 10+ Black Beers on tap (clever…) as well as discounted merch, exclusive buys, food, music and Ottawa/Montreal […]
I know it’s still summer but…. Ziggy Zaggy, Ziggy Zaggy, Oi Oi Oi! Better start practicing your German toasts to health and wellness, because everyone’s favourite Vankleek Hill field party will soon be here. Mark your 2015 cat calendar for Friday October 2 and Saturday October 3: Beau’s Oktoberfest 2015. Oh and tickets went on […]
Vankleek Hill, a small beautiful community an hour east of Ottawa, was the place to be this past weekend as 14,000 attendees experienced Beau’s Brewery 6th annual Oktoberfest. For those unfamiliar with this German-inspired, beer-soaked celebration, it dates back to October 12, 1810, when the German Crown Prince Ludwig married Princess Therese. They threw one […]
I know when I think about Beau’s Oktoberfest, three things come to mind: locally-brewed beer, preventative hangover cures, and how much fun it is to say “Vankleek.” But one of the more underrated aspects of the two-day festival — at least, in terms of being the main reason people make the 90-km trek from Ottawa […]
Post by Caitlin Carpenter. The old adage of “head west, young man” may be backwards in Ottawa. Most areas in and around Ottawa have been thoroughly mined by locals for hidden gems. However, the communities to the east of Ottawa are often overlooked. Non-existent traffic and crowds, fresh ingredients, affordable stays, and bucolic scenery should […]
During the Easter long weekend, a group of friends and I decided to drive up to the home of the Beau’s beer brewery. The 3-year old brewery is situated in Vankleek Hill, about a one hour drive east of Ottawa. While Lug Tread is their staple beer, they’ve successfully produced a couple of seasonal beers; […]