Thursday, September 5, 2013

Beau’s “Oktoberfest Mix Pack” Out Today

Ottawa, ON

Celebratory mix pack released in anticipation of brewery’s 5th annual Oktoberfest – Available at LCBO beginning next week 

Beau’s All Natural Brewing is launching the “Oktoberfest Mix Pack” today in anticipation of the brewery’s 5th annual Oktoberfest. The limited-edition mixed 4-pack will be available starting today at the brewery and will be available at select LCBO stores beginning next week.

The Mix Pack, containing Smokin’ Banana Peels, Two Weeks Notice, Mr. Hyde, and Oktobock will allow Oktoberfest ticket holders a chance to preview a selection of the beer offerings, while also providing those unable to attend with an opportunity to partake in a piece of the festival from home.

“I’m so excited that our Oktoberfest experience is now growing beyond the event itself. For folks who can’t get to Vankleek Hill on October 4th or 5th, and for those who love the beers during the festival and are thirsty for more, this Mix Pack lets our Oktoberfest celebration live on, and that’s just wunderbar!” said Beau’s co-founder, Steve Beauchesne.

Each beer featured in the Mix Pack is part of Beau’s Wild Oats Series, a family of beers designed to challenge the drinker’s palate with bold flavours, interesting ingredients, and innovative styles that begin with respect for brewing traditions – but aren’t afraid to break the rules.

The Oktoberfest Mix Pack contains:

Smokin’ Banana Peels, a Rauch Weissbier (smoked wheat beer) displays a banana aroma that has been matched with a bacon-like smokiness, and offers flavours of banana, bacon, and clove.

Two Weeks Notice, a German Porter featuring aromas of chocolate, coffee, and a malty sweetness. It is medium-bodied with flavours of roasted malt, and a crisp finish with a lingering mocha character.

Mr. Hyde, a Roggenbier which displays floral aromas and herbal, peppery flavours. Mr. Hyde features the use of German hops which provides a characteristic bitterness in the flavour and hoppiness in the aroma, while rye malt provides a spiciness to the beer.

Oktobock, a reinterpretation of the Maibock style, was created specifically for Oktoberfest. Oktobock pours an orange-gold and features aromas of biscuit, candy sweetness, and spicy hop bitterness. Its medium body is complemented by peppery flavour and a malty sweetness.

Presented in Beau’s signature 600 ml bottles, the Oktoberfest Mix Pack will be available at LCBO stores for a retail price of $24 including tax and deposits. The Oktoberfest Mix Pack will also be available at select restaurants and pubs, the Beau’s retail store at the brewery, and through the Ottawa-based home delivery service BYBO (www.bybo.ca).  

Beau’s 5th annual Oktoberfest will be held October 4th and 5th at the Vankleek Hill Fairgrounds. Oktoberfest tickets can still be purchased online at www.beaus.ca/oktoberfest, at all Bridgehead locations, and at the brewery retail store in Vankleek Hill. Tickets include admission, parking, an alpine hat, pretzel, and first beverage (beer, coffee, pop or water).  Single-day adult passes are $22, or a two-day pass can be purchased for $38. Youth admission (18 or younger) is $5. Ottawa, Cornwall and Montreal residents are invited and encouraged to travel to Oktoberfest via shuttle bus. Round trip bus fare can be added on to any ticket for an additional $15.  Festival organizers suggest purchasing tickets early as past years have sold out in advance.

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