So we're a little blown away, and thanks--best microbrewery in Ontario!!! best beer in Ontario!!! Aw shucks, ya think???!! Here's a sneak preview of the press release that aint yet hit the presses.... I'd write more about how we couldn't go to the Golden Taps cause salesdude extrodinarre/Beau "family member" Jamie and his lovely fiancee Jenn were getting hitched that night (what a party!!!), and how we all had to get our post-wedding butts to Pridefest the next day, and how we ran out of beer at Pride, and how we ran around the city stealing beer from our favourite accounts, and how Greg ran up a pickup truck full of beer for us but only cause he was hoping for some topless action (thanks anyway!), and how we returned all the beer the next day along with the popcorn maker from the wedding, and ended up exhausted at the Black Dog Bistro in Manotick delivering a 50L emergency keg, and how awesome Dot there was for feeding us rib steak and calamari on the house...
but all you get is the press release, cause I got 6 episodes of Weeds to watch... cheers! Jen
Local Brewery, Beer and Pub Win Big at Golden Tap Awards
Beau’s All Natural Brewing Co. and The Manx pub voted best in Ontario for 2008
OTTAWA — (Aug. 28, 2008) Eastern Ontario’s Beau’s All Natural Brewing Co. and local pub The Manx were both winners at the 2008 Golden Tap Awards, an annual event celebrating the best in Ontario beer. The news was announced at an evening gala and beer-tasting held Saturday August 23rd in Toronto.
Vankleek Hill’s Beau’s All Natural Brewing was voted “Best Microbrewery in Ontario,” and their signature beer, Lug Tread Lagered Ale, was selected as “Best Beer Brewed in Ontario.” Elgin St. pub The Manx was chosen as “Best Bar in Ontario.” The competition was open to all microbreweries and pubs located in Ontario outside the Greater Toronto Area.
“It’s fantastic to see Eastern Ontario now getting a reputation for having great beer and great pubs,” says Beau’s All Natural co-founder Steve Beauchesne. “That was one of our goals when we started the brewery back in 2006. And The Manx was actually one of the first places to pour Beau’s on tap, so we’re thrilled to see them win too.”
This is the third consecutive year that Beau’s All Natural has won at the Golden Taps. Beau’s Lug Tread Lagered Ale was chosen as best-Ontario brewed beer in 2007, and in 2006 Beau’s All Natural earned the prestigious “Best of the Festival” prize, an onsite vote for best beer sampled that evening at the gala.
The awards will officially be given out at a celebration to be held Friday, October 24th at The Manx. Cass Enright, president of Ontario’s premier beer resource The Bar Towel, and host of the Golden Tap Awards, will be on hand to present the awards.