Get the last tickets for Beau's Oktoberfest
- Ottawa Travel Guide
- Wednesday, 19 September 2012 17:11
Tickets are still on sale for Beau's All Natural Brewing Company's Oktoberfest. Anyone staying in Ottawa accommodations with a penchant for Canada's craft beer scene will definitely want to stop by the festivities from September 28-30. Along with a sausage eating contest, keg toss and homebrew competition, attendees can participate in a hilarious spouse carrying race or sack race. Of course, no Oktoberfest would be complete without live music, mouthwatering food and even kid-friendly activities.
Beau's All Natural Brewing Co. is set to offer nine different beer varieties for Oktoberfest, including seasonal ales only available for a limited release. The Night-Marzen Oktoberfest Lager will likely be one of the most popular drinks at the event, not only because of its name but because of its unique flavor. This malty and rich brew has just the right amount of hops - all organic - to create a clean and crisp beverage.
The Weiss O'Lantern is popular with the ladies, especially those looking for a sweet, seasonal ale. This pumpkin beer is enhanced with citrus fruit and spices like nutmeg and cloves, which goes perfectly with a cinnamon-and-sugar rimmed glass.
For the entire weekend, visitors who travel to Ontario for Oktoberfest will have the opportunity to listen to local bands like The Flaps, Elliott Brood and Carolyn Mark. Attendees will undoubtedly be in the mood to listen to Bavarian music and, thankfully, bands like the Maple Leaf-Almrausch Schuhplattlers and Canada's Polka King Walter Ostanek are also slated for the main stage. Lederhosen and clogs are not required to dance to these entertaining groups, but are encouraged.
What's an Oktoberfest without mouthwatering Bavarian cuisine? From wurstsalat and currywurst to soft pretzels and apfelstrudel, Beau's fest will provide more than enough treats for the thousands of expected visitors. Most of the vendors will hail from Ottawa, while some from outlying counties will make the trip to share their love for German bites all weekend long.
Beer nerds might be the coolest geeks around, and visitors who consider themselves connoisseurs will be like kids in a candy store during Beau's Oktoberfest. Classes like "Wine & Beer: Can't we just get along?" and "Pairing Beer & Cheese" will put an end to the stigma that beers are just for college parties and football games. The craft scene in Ottawa and throughout Canada is quickly becoming an art form akin to wine and cheesemaking - so why not be part of the new movement and head to Ottawa?