Onsite beer competition Saturday April 14 will select a winning homebrew recipe to become a full batch of Beau’s beer this summer.
OTTAWA — (April 10, 2012) 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.
BEAU’S All Natural Brewing is a small, family-run company founded in 2006. BEAU’S brews interesting, tasty beers using the highest-quality organic ingredients, and local spring water. A member of the Ontario Craft Brewers, BEAU’S is a recipient of numerous international awards for brewing excellence, including a GOLD medal at Mondial de la Biere in Strasbourg, France, two GOLD medals at the Canadian Brewing Awards, as well as “Best Craft Brewery in Ontario” and “Best Craft Beer in Ontario” at the 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008 & 2007 Golden Tap Awards. BEAU’S was also chosen by CAFE as the 2010 Canadian Family Enterprise of the Year. BEAU’S signature fundraising event, Oktoberfest, was selected as a 2011 finalist for Best Ontario Culinary Tourism Experience. BEAU’S flagship and seasonal beers are available at LCBO locations throughout Eastern Ontario, as well as Kingston, GTA and Hamilton. BEAU's entire line of beer is certified organic by Pro-Cert Organic Systems Ltd.
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For more information, please contact:
Steve Beauchesne, Beau’s All Natural Brewing Co.
10 Terry Fox Drive, Vankleek Hill, ON K0B 1R0
Toll-free at 866-585-BEER