Get frothy at Oktoberfest Ottawa
- Ottawa Travel Guide
- Thursday, 12 July 2012 17:27
Beer lovers who travel to Ontario this September won't want to miss Oktoberfest Ottawa, the city's premier celebration of the Bavarian spirit. Local breweries, restaurants and entertainers will come together for three days of drinking, dancing and general merriment beginning September 28.
Among the dozens of food vendors participating in this year's event is the HogsBack Brewing Company. As the official beer provider for the fest, HogsBack taps will be brimming with local libations so that visitors won't have to worry about running dry.
The vintage lager is HogsBack's flagship ale and combines three types of malt with crisp Saaz hops, resulting in a refreshing and thirst-quenching drink that everyone can enjoy. If festival attendees are looking for seasonal beers, they can grab a pint of the Kilty Bastard Scottish ale, which boasts a deep amber colour and sweet malt undertones. While drinking it, blossoming connoisseurs should keep their taste buds aware of the smooth caramel and vanilla notes.
Bring the family to The Rocky Mountain House
For Canadian comfort food that keeps everyone satisfied, visitors should head to The Rocky Mountain House in the town of Renfrew, which boasts a charming atmosphere catered to family dinners and large groups. Open seven days a week for breakfast, lunch, dinner and late night bites, this popular restaurant is a mainstay of locals and visitors looking for massive plates and authentic pub fare. Diners should order the famous schnitzel over a glass of Canadian ale before getting back to the festivities.
Don lederhosen and get ready to dance
Visitors simply can't resist dancing during Oktoberfest, and with the help of a few pints of beer, they won't be afraid to grab a partner and make their way to the dance floor. Throughout this year's festivities, visitors will be able to catch Ottawa's local favourites, including Amos The Transparent, which has quickly become the sweetheart of the Canadian capital. After performing during the Ottawa Bluesfest, SXSW and Canadian Music Week, this five-man band has gone on to support the likes of Tokyo Police Club, The Dears and Mother Mother.
Whether attending for the beer or the entertainment, Oktoberfest is fun for the entire family, so visitors should bring everyone along.