Thursday, April 12, 2012

Ottawa Homebrewers Host Onsite Competition at Beau’s

Ottawa, ON

Onsite beer competition Saturday April 14 will select a winning homebrew recipe to become a full batch of Beau’s beer this summer
Beau’s All Natural Brewing Company is hosting an amateur brewing competition during the day at the brewery in Vankleek Hill, this Saturday, April 14. Competitors from the Ottawa-based homebrewing group Members of Barleyment (MoB) are bringing down their best brewed recipes for evaluation from certified beer judges. The winner of the contest will get the chance to brew a full batch of beer on the Beau’s brewhouse this coming summer, under the guidance of head brewer Matthew O’Hara and the Beau’s brewing team.

This is the second time this year Beau’s All Natural has opened up the beer creation to amateur brewers, as part of the ongoing Beau’s Pro-Am Series. In mid-January Beau’s released DoubleWide Double IPA, a creation of Brad Clifford, an amateur brewer from Toronto. Clifford won the Great Canadian Homebrew Competition, held by the Canadian Amateur Brewing Association (CABA), with the prize being a Pro-Am brewing day at Beau’s.

The MoB is completing two preliminary judging rounds on April 12 and 13 offsite, with the final rounds being held at the brewery. While there will be no public sampling of the contest entries, visitors to the brewery on Saturday, April 14 will be able to witness the competition, and also chat with MoB home brewers and judges. Judging begins around 10 am, and will continue throughout the day.

All the usual activities will also be ongoing at the brewery from 10 am to 6 pm, including guided tours, complimentary samples of Beau’s current beer offerings, and the chance to stay and enjoy a glass of Beau’s Lug Tread Lagered Ale or current seasonal, Beaver River IP eh.

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