Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Beau’s Beaver River Done For 2012; Festivale Launch May 17


Ottawa, ON

Stockup on Beaver River IP Eh? while you can… Beau’s prepares to switch over toSummer seasonal, Festivale, on the May long weekend

Hop heads be warned: the last batch of Beau’s All Natural’s Beaver River IPEh? has been brewed for 2012, and when stocks are depleted, the beer won’t be available again until next spring. The strong, hoppy beer, which won Gold at the Canadian Brewing Awards last year, is the best-selling seasonal Beau’s has produced to date. It is currently available on tap at many restaurants and pubsin Ontario, and in 600 ml single-serve bottles at select LCBOs as well asdirect from the brewery.

In its placeBeau’s has begun to brew their summer seasonal Festivale, a quaffable,refreshing amber ale suited perfectly to long, hot summer days. Based on aGerman Altbier style, Festivale balances high-intensity maltiness withhop presence. It also won Gold, at the Mondiale de la Biere in Strasbourg, France.

Beau’s willcelebrate the launch of the new seasonal with a brewery Patio Party SaturdayMay 19. On hand to help will be Ottawa publicans The Arrow and Loon, who willbe selling meals and snacks to visitors that afternoon. The brewery will beopen for free tours and tastings, and for those looking to make a day of it, theVankleek Hill May Show is also taking place on the Main Street in town.

That eveningat the Windsor in Vankleek Hill, the brewery will host its second-ever “steakdinner and music night,” featuring Ottawa’s own Chris Rayburn opening forAmerican alt-country duo Cory Branan & Jon Snodgrass, with a roundtrip busrunning from Ottawa to Vankleek Hill. The $35 bus ticket includes:

- Kölsch glassof Beer (keep the glass!) & Brewery Tour at Beau's Brewery

- Steak Dinner(with all the fixins) at the Windsor Tavern

- Admission tothe Cory Branan + Jon Snodgrass/Chris Rayburn show at the Windsor Tavern

- Return bus transportation from Ottawa to Vankleek Hill

Bus ticketscan be purchased by calling the brewery or via the Beau’s online store accessedthrough the website: www.beaus.ca. Limitedtickets ($5) will also be available to locals at the door.

Summer seasonalbeer Festivale will be on LCBO shelves beginning Thurs. May 17. In the meantimeBeaver River IP Eh? retails for $16 per 1.89L jug direct from brewery oronline, or $4.35 a bottle at select LCBO stores, the brewery and online, whilesupplies last.

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