Categories: Brewery NewsPublished On: June 19, 2006


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Ontario’s newest microbrewery, Beau’s All Natural Brewing, will be officially launched on Saturday, July 1st, 2006 – aka Canada Day. Although the availability of their Kölsch-style Lug Tread Lagered Ale will initially be limited to bars and restaurants in the Ottawa area, there’s a chance that a keg or two may appear at some of Toronto’s better beer bars later this summer.
For the full press release about the launch, read on…

Eastern Ontario microbrewery set to launch on Canada Day
Beau’s All Natural Brewing Co. brings fresh, local beer with an “All Natural” appeal to Ottawa and area, starting July 1
Vankleek Hill — (June 16, 2006) Finally, Eastern Ontarians are about to come into their own. Their own beer, that is.
Beau’s All Natural Brewing Co. will officially open its doors on Canada Day, serving up distinctive, locally made premium beer from the heart of Eastern Ontario. Based in Vankleek Hill, part of the Lower Ottawa Valley, the upstart Beau’s has created a quality craft-brewed beer locals will be proud to call their own.
“Eastern Ontario needs a beer to call its own,” says Tim Beauchesne. “We wanted to offer something that is high-quality, distinctive, and all natural. And of course being local means being fresh.”
Beau’s distinctive, premium beer stands out in the market because it is all natural, a first for regional suds. “It’s quite simple: All Natural tastes better,” explains his son and partner Steve Beauchesne. “At Beau’s, we use local spring water and certified organic malts, and we don’t use adjuncts, fillers, or chemicals. We don’t pasteurize the beer since that affects flavour, and we take the extra time needed to brew in small batches.”
The brewing company is the brainchild of Tim Beauchesne, a lifelong entrepreneur based in Vankleek Hill and Hawkesbury, and his son Steve, a former business-planning manager with the Ontario Government. Recognizing that Eastern Ontario has been historically under-represented in the craft-brewing market, the father-son team wanted to create beers that celebrate the unique geography, diversity of language and culture, and the hardworking, friendly people who live here. Beau’s brewmaster, Matt O’Hara, worked with such beer-makers as Montreal’s McAuslan Brewing, Upper Canada Brewing company and Dennison’s Brewpub in Toronto, before signing on with Beau’s to develop their signature beer.
Beau’s flagship offering is Lug Tread Lagered Ale, named after the tire treads of a small tractor, a true symbol of Eastern Ontario. Golden-hued, crisp and finely balanced, Lug Tread is a tribute to “Kölsch” the classic beer of Cologne, Germany. Lug Tread is top fermented (like an ale) and then cold aged, or “lagered”, for a lengthy period. This gives it some light ale notes, complemented by a lager-like crispness.
Beau’s All Natural Brewing Co. is located in Vankleek Hill, about an hour’s drive from Ottawa. Their first all natural beer will be available at select bars and restaurants in the Ottawa region starting July 1, 2006 … just in time to toast Canada Day in true Eastern Ontario style.
From the Opeongo Line to the Cataraqui Bay, Beau’s is truly Eastern Ontario’s Own.
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For more information:
Steve Beauchesne
Beau’s All Natural Brewing Co.
10 Terry Fox Drive, Vankleek Hill, ON, K0B 1R0
(613) 676-2337, or toll-free at 866-585-BEER