okt-mixpack-2015-en-2A new mix pack of 4 German-inspired beers from Beau’s Brewery is arriving to LCBOs this week. The Oktoberfest 2015 mix pack contains Haters Gonna Hate (Kölsch Bock), Weiss O’Lantern (Pumpkin Weiss), …and Boom Gose the Dynamite (Gose), and Boghopper (Dunkelhopfenweiss). The new mix pack will be available this fall in LCBOs across the province.

All 4 beers included in the mix pack will also be available on tap at Beau’s Vankleek Hill Oktoberfest, to be held October 2 & 3, 2015. The upcoming festival will feature a total of 14 beers from Beau’s Brewery, as well as sampling of 30+ craft beers from across the province in the “Craft Haus” tent. Tickets are on sale now at www.beausoktoberfest.ca.

Haters Gonna Hate is an extra-strong interpretation of Beau’s flagship ale Lug Tread. Haters is a tribute to the very first batch of Lug Tread, which was accidentally super-concentrated… with tasty results. Nine years later, Beau’s recreated this happy accident with Haters Gonna Hate. Unfiltered and orange-hued, this beer has tropical aromas (think mango or papaya), and a mild “cattiness” contributed by the addition of Nelson-Sauvin hops. A clean malt presence allows for balance of moderate-to-high hop bitterness.

Weiss O’Lantern is a pumpkin-wheat beer, spiced with ginger, cinnamon and orange peel. Orange-hued with a tall creamy head, this fall classic allows flavours of pumpkin flesh, citrus and spice to shine through a full wheat body. There are hints of banana and clove, topped off with a satisfying graham-cracker finish. Each batch of Weiss O’Lantern is made with more than 350 pounds of certified organic pumpkin purée.

…and Boom Gose the Dynamite is a hazy, flavourful wheat beer that is based on a recently revived German beer style called a gose. Brewed with an addition of sea salt and organic coriander seeds, expect citrusy aromas followed by a pleasant saltiness and a hint of subtle acidity in each sip. The name “gose” comes from a river that flows through the town of Goslar, in Lower Saxony. The saltiness, which typifies the style, is attributable to the mineral-rich water supply in the region.

Boghopper is an experimental hybrid: a dark and hazy wheat beer, with an amped up hop presence and locally harvested organic bog myrtle for added complexity. Fruit and licorice aromas meld with juicy hops, and an earthy spiciness jumps in mid-palate. Boghopper’s mouthfeel is initially delicate and fruity, followed by assertive waves of herbal tannins. The hop flavour is dominant, and the finish is dry and woodsy.

The Beau’s Oktoberfest Mix Pack is shipping to LCBO stores this week, and should be widely available by the weekend. In the City of Ottawa it is available for home delivery via BYBO (www.BYBO.ca). It will also be available for purchase directly from the brewery in the weeks leading up to Beau’s Vankleek Hill Oktoberfest, October 2 & 3, 2015. Price is $24 per 4-pack at all points of sale.

Beau’s All Natural is a local, family-run, award-winning, certified organic, and totally DIY craft brewery. Founded in 2006, Beau’s brews interesting, tasty beers, including its flagship Lug Tread Lagered Ale, using best-quality certified organic ingredients & local spring water. In addition to Lug Tread, Beau’s offers a growing collection of year-round beers as well as the “Wild Oats” and “Farm Table” Series. Beau’s has been a recipient of 80 awards for brewing, packaging design and business practices, including 2 Gold medals at Mondial de la Bière (Strasbourg, France, and Montréal, Québec); 6 Gold medals at the Canadian Brewing Awards, 7-times “Best Craft Brewery in Ontario” (2007-2013) and 6-times “Best Craft Beer in Ontario” (2007-2011; 2014) at the Golden Tap Awards. As a Certified B-Corporation, Beau’s meets higher standards of social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability. Beau’s beer is available in Ontario, Québec, and New York State. Oh yeah!

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