Beau's Launches an Oktoberfest App

There's an App for That!

Plan your festival strategy with the Beau's Oktoberfest App, available now in the App Store or Google Play Store. The app features everything you'll need to know about attending the festival, including a schedule, profiles on beers and musicians, menus from food vendors and soon, and interactive map! 

Purchase tickets to the School of Bock, keep track of the beers you've tried, and tweet with the hashtag #beausoktoberfest to participate in the twitter stream. Join in the conversation - the app is social and allows you to interact with other guests!

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VANKLEEK HILL – July 29, 2016) FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Beau’s All Natural Brewing is bringing back their award-winning Farm Table: Märzen for a four-month feature in Ontario and Québec. Farm Table: Märzen is an orangey-amber 5.5% Oktoberfest lager. Munich malts contribute a satisfying bread and biscuit character to the beer, and German Perle hops lends balancing bitterness; a super-clean lager finish completes the package. Farm Table: Märzen has been recognized with an award in the lager/amber lager category three times at the National Organic Craft Beer Competition.

Märzen is a traditional German lager style that takes its name from the month of March when it was historically brewed. The beer would be lagered in cellars throughout the summer and then released for Oktoberfest celebrations in the fall. The Farm Table Series from Beau’s serves sessionable selections five times a year; beers that are inspired by tradition, and each brewed true to a classic style, such as a Märzen. Fans of the local brewery will remember this recipe from previous years as “Night Märzen.”

Farm Table: Märzen is on LCBO shelves now, and will soon be available at The Beer Store and select grocery chains in Ontario, as well as a variety of Québec corner stores and grocery chains. The beer will also be available on tap at craft-friendly pubs and restaurants throughout both provinces. Residents of the City of Ottawa can place an order through for home delivery.

Farm Table: Märzen will also be available directly from the brewery from now leading up to Beau’s 8th annual Oktoberfest, to be held Sept. 22 and 23, 2016 at the Vankleek Hill Fairgrounds. Tickets for Oktoberfest – which will feature Farm Table: Märzen along with 15 additional beers from Beau’s and more than 40 guest taps – are available now at

Save the Date - Oktoberfest 2016

Oktoberfest 2016
Friday September 23 & Saturday September 24, 2016

Wait...shouldn't it be called Septemberfest then?
The Oktoberfest in Germany was held in Oktober in its first year (1810), however it has been moved up to prolong the celebration and take advantage of the warmer September weather. That sounded like a very good idea to us. And we love very good ideas!

When will tickets be available?
Look for earlybird weekend passes to be available in early June this year!

Who will win the stein holding competition in 2016?
We recommend starting your training program immediately! 


$430,600 in fundraising accomplished to-date at Beau’s Vankleek Hill Oktoberfest

(VANKLEEK HILL – Oct. 8, 2015) Beau’s Brewery’s annual signature fundraising event, Vankleek Hill Oktoberfest, generated an impressive two-day total of $93,600 in dollars raised for community and charity this past weekend, bringing the seven-year fundraising total to $430,600. 18,841 festival-goers were in attendance over the two days, enjoying award-winning craft beer, delicious food, and performances from some of the top indie musicians in Canada.

The money raised at Oktoberfest this year will benefit a total of 10 local and national organizations and charities, funding their work for the years to come. The 2015 signature charities are The Hawkesbury and District General Hospital Foundation ( and the Canadian Cancer Society ( Each signature charity received $10,000 from funds raised at the event, and the Vankleek Hill Agricultural Society received $15,000.

The $10,000 donation received from Beau’s Oktoberfest will go towards the purchase of a new CT-Scan machine at the Hawkesbury and District General Hospital. “The current CT-Scan machine was installed in 2007 and has been used more than 45,000 times. That means that many members of our community did not have to travel to Ottawa or Montreal to receive their scan; they got it close to home,” says Pierre-Luc Byham, Executive Director of the HGH Foundation. When the redevelopment project at HGH is completed in 2018, it will be time to replace the current CT-Scan.

The Ottawa United Way charity bike ride from Ottawa to Vankleek Hill raised a total of $32,663 in support of their “All that Kids Can Be” Program. 200 riders participated in the event, whose top fundraisers, Oliver Anderson and Roddy McFall, each raised more than $2,000. The bike ride was made possible with help from Kunstadt Sports, United Way Ottawa and GenNext volunteers.

Other charities and organizations that will benefit from this year’s funds are United Way’s “All that Kids Can Be,” 100% Actifs, For Pivot’s Sake, Hidden Harvest, Ottawa Riverkeeper, Ottawa Skateboard Community Association, and Sacha’s Park.

In addition to Friday headliners Yukon Blonde, entertainment at Oktoberfest featured award-winning and renowned independent artists Alvvays, Walter Ostanek, The Dears, The Pack A.D., F***ed Up, The Beaches, and The Elwins, as well as the comedy of Ottawa native Tom Green. Bavarian and seasonally inspired creations were also available from 28 local restaurants, while activities like the keg toss and stein-holding struggle tested attendees’ endurance and strength.

The Members of Barleyment and Beau’s Homebrew Competition received 341 entries from 89 individuals across Canada. Mark Pennell of the Brewnosers Club was the winner of the Judge’s Best of Show with a Dark Mild, and has won the grand prize of brewing a full-sized batch of beer at Beau’s. The People’s Choice winner was Kevin O’Reilly of the North Bay Homebrewers Club with an American IPA, which will in turn be brewed on the brand-new pilot system at Beau’s.

As in previous years, Beau’s set up a dishwashing station onsite to reduce the amount of waste cutlery and flatware by an estimated 36,000 pieces. Beau’s was able to further reduce the environmental impact of the Vankleek Hill Oktoberfest this year by securing grid-sourced electrical power for the event from Bullfrog Power, a green energy supplier.

Beau’s gratefully acknowledges the support of Oktoberfest sponsors Champlain Township, Trophy Hill, Hunter’s Plumbing, Theoret & Martel, Prospero, Desjardins, Kubota Canada, and BSG Canada.

Vankleek Hill Oktoberfest 2015 – By the Numbers

·         Funds raised: $93,600

·         2015 attendance: 18,851

·         Litres of beer poured: 28,000

·         Portions of food prepared: 45,000

·         Beers entered in Homebrew Competition: 341

·         Number of festival volunteers: 620

·         Total artists/performers: 122

·         Keg-toss event participants: 325

·         Pieces of dishes & cutlery washed to reduce waste: 36,000

·         Sunday Brewers’ Brunches served: 241

·         Beau’s toques sold to keep people warm: 1036

·         Total RVs and tents in camping area: 464

Hunahpu’s Imperial Stout from Cigar City Brewing to pour at Beau’s Oktoberfest

Award-winning & ultra-rare beer from Florida craft brewery tops list of unique brews to be featured in “Craft Haus” at Beau’s 7th annual Vankleek Hill Oktoberfest

VANKLEEK HILL – (Sept. 25, 2015) Beau’s Brewery announced today that Hunahpu’s Imperial Stout from Cigar City Brewing in Tampa, Florida, will be making its way to the Vankleek Hill Oktoberfest. The award-winning and acclaimed stout, which is brewed only once a year, has only rarely been available in Canada.

Hunahpu’s Imperial Stout will be featured at the “Craft Haus” section of the Oktoberfest, which will be held October 2 & 3 at the fairgrounds in Vankleek Hill. Tickets are still available for Friday (Oct. 2) for those who want to be sure to taste this and other rare and unique beers in Craft Haus – Saturday’s tickets for the event are now completely sold out.

Cigar City Brewing’s Brewmaster Wayne Wambles describes Hunahpu’s Imperial Stout: “The flavor opens with a big blast of chocolate and moderate espresso, with elements of dark toffee and interjecting threads of vanilla… [it has] lingering hints of cinnamon and tobacco and chili notes, with a mild ‘Scoville’ heat in the finish.” The beer is currently rated a perfect 100 on beer review sites BeerAdvocate and RateBeer.

Additional international beer selections on tap at Beau’s Oktoberfest’s Craft Haus include Scotland’s Brewdog Brewery’s Punk IPA; New York-based Ommegang Brewery’s Hennepin Farmhouse Saison; and California brewery Stone Brewing Co.’s Stone IPA. More than 50 different beverages from fellow craft breweries and cideries were brought in by Beau’s Brewery for the event. A number of cask-conditioned ales from Beau’s round out the selection in the Craft Haus. A complete list of Craft Haus selections is available on the Beau’s Oktoberfest website:

Craft beer enthusiasts will also have 14 Beau’s beers to try throughout the tents in the festival, including 4 brand-new recipes for 2015: Return of the Mumme (a medieval “mumme” ale), One Ping Only (a Baltic porter); Universal Gravitation (an apple beer); and Rumtopf (a pale ale blended with rum-soaked fruit).

Tickets are still available for Friday October 2 – Friday’s music line up is headlined by Yukon Blonde in a roster that also includes The Dears, The Pack A.D. and The Elwins. Adult admission to the festival is $27 taxes in; kids passes (18 and under) are $5. As in previous years round-trip bus transportation is available from Ottawa, Cornwall and Montréal, at a cost of $15 per day. Bus travel is recommended as all camping passes for the event are now sold. Tickets can be purchased at

Beau’s gratefully acknowledges the support of Oktoberfest sponsors Champlain Township, Trophy Hill, Hunter’s Plumbing, Theoret & Martel, Prospero, Desjardins, Kubota Canada, and BSG Canada.

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!