Ottawa 2017 and Beau’s Brewing Company partner for our country’s birthday celebrations

Cheers to Canada!

Ottawa – The Ottawa 2017 Bureau and Mayor Jim Watson, in collaboration with lead partner CIBC, are pleased to welcome Beau’s Brewing Company as the Official Beer Partner of Ottawa 2017 and announce that Beau’s Lug Tread will be the Official Beer for Canada’s 150th anniversary celebrations in the nation’s capital.

Beau’s will add an Ottawa 2017 flair to their award-winning flagship beer, the Lug Tread Lagered Ale, with branded neck wraps to salute the celebrations. Other marketing initiatives include promotion in local restaurants and bars, distribution and visibility across Canada, and hundreds of thousands of celebratory coasters. The patriotically packaged pint will be available in the coming weeks wherever Beau’s is sold.

In 2017, Beau’s will collaborate with partners across Canada, including Ottawa’s Big Rig and Kichesippi craft breweries, to create a special beer each month in honour of Canada’s sesquicentennial.

“We’re very pleased to have a local success story like Beau’s Brewing Company partner with Ottawa 2017,” said Mayor Watson. “As we welcome an influx of visitors to Ottawa for our country’s 150th birthday celebrations, it’s a great opportunity to invite them to discover and delight in the many flavours of the capital region.”

The announcement comes as Beau’s reaches a milestone of its own. Canada’s largest craft producer of organic beer will mark its tenth anniversary on July 1, 2016.

“It’s an exciting time for Beau’s as we embark on a second decade of making excellent, flavourful beer, while staying true to our roots as a strong, independent, employee-owned and family-run operation,” said Steve Beauchesne, CEO of Beau’s Brewing Company. “This partnership will enable us to share our passion for beer-making with Canadians and contribute to the success of Canada’s birthday celebrations and the growth that it will bring to the region.”

“The Ottawa 2017 celebrations present the ideal forum to showcase the creativity and talent behind top-quality Canadian products like Beau’s,” said Guy Laflamme, Executive Director of the Ottawa 2017 Bureau. “After ten years of brewing excellence, they have become part of Ottawa’s identity and we are proud to partner with them to highlight this unique taste of the nation’s capital to residents and visitors alike.”

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Media information:

Ottawa 2017

Denise Leblanc – Manager, Media Relations

613-858-1506

denise.leblanc@ottawa2017.ca