FAQ

Beau's FAQ

Scroll through for information about Beau's, our beer, visiting our award-winning taproom, and more!

Visiting the Brewery

Where are you located? 10 Terry Fox Drive, Vankleek Hill, ON. That’s about an hour east of Ottawa, and an hour west of Montréal!

What are your hours? We are open Sunday – Thursday from 10 am to 6 pm, Friday from 10 am to 8 pm, and Saturday from 10 am to 7 pm .

What are your holiday hours? We are open for our regular business hours during the holiday unless otherwise advertised on our Social Media. We will be closed on December 25th and January 1st.

Can I come by for a tour? Yes! Tours are offered for free, every day, no reservation required. Just drop by and our Taproom team will guide you through a tasting of our beer and tour of our brewery. During busier times, tours are offered at the top of every hour.

How long do tours take? Tours typically last about 15-30 minutes, but can be customized to your needs and interests.

Do we need a reservation? Reservations aren’t necessary for groups of less than 10 people. If you would like to bring a group or need extra accommodation, shoot us an email to party@beaus.ca.

Do you have food this weekend? Food service is offered on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 11 am to close. See our full menu here

Do you have vegetarian/vegan options? We always make sure to have a vegetarian option on the menu and can usually accommodate a vegan diet.

Are children allowed to visit? Children are welcome to accompany a responsible adult. Please keep in mind that we do operate a working factory that can be dangerous for little ones who wander.

Can I bring my dog? Dogs are welcome in the public areas of our brewery so long as they are not disturbing other guests. Snap a photo and send it to us! Maybe your dog will be featured in the next edition of #BeausPets https://beaus.ca/beauspets-the-summer-edition/

Can I rent out your space for my private event? We are not an event planning company but we do love visitors. We’d love to meet you and your group! Please email taproom.events@beaus.ca for availability and we will do our best to accommodate you.

Beau’s Safe Space Statement Click here to read our commitment to creating a safe space for our guests and staff.  

Retail

Can I buy a keg? Yes! You can purchase a keg and dispensing unit to host a Beau’s Party at YOUR house! Shoot an email to party@beaus.ca for more information.

Where can I find your beer? In Ontario, you can buy our beer at the LCBO, Beer Store, and craft-friendly grocers as well as many pubs and restaurants. Our beer is also available in every province at private beer stores and liquor commissions. Can’t find your favourite beer at your local store? Ask your local shop for Beau’s beer or shoot us an email to ohyeah@beaus.ca and we will point you in the direction of a store near you.

Is your beer sold in the United States? Our beer is currently being distributed in NY.

Can you ship your delicious nectar to my home in [insert any place outside Ontario here]? Sadly, no. Due to strict laws surrounding the exportation beer, we can only send beer to consumers in Ontario.  

Why is BYBO only available in Ottawa? BYBO is a social enterprise set up by Operation Come Home and supported by Beau’s. OCH employs at-risk youth to deliver beer and pick up empty bottles for three months, teaching them various jobs skills. OCH’s delivery range only services Ottawa and they are the exclusive partner of Buy Your Beau’s Online.  

Our Brewery

Who owns Beau’s? The employees! Beau’s is an independent brewery owned by the employees through an ESOP (Employee Share Ownership Program). Being an independent brewery keeps our minds free to innovate, our hands free to craft, and hearts free to care. The beer we create and the choices we make are authentic, inspired by real people who work here, and who love craft beer just like you. A crucial part of being independent is our ongoing support for fellow craft brewers. Generosity is part of the Beau’s ethos. We’ll also remain vocal defenders of the craft beer industry. Oh Yeah!

Who started Beau’s? Father and Son co-founders Tim and Steve Beauchesne started Beau’s All Natural Brewing Co. in 2006. With the help of family and friends, Beau’s became the labour of love that it is today. Come for a visit, and we’ll tell you the whole story!  

Our Beer

What are these floaters in my beer? These “floaters” are called sediment. Most importantly, the sediment is natural and totally safe to drink. A component of the beer’s hops can sometimes bind together with its protein, and that creates the sediment you see. Since some beers are unfiltered and pretty hoppy those beers are more likely than others to develop this sediment over time. In the meantime, you can continue to enjoy the delicious, hoppy beers – we recommend you take the following steps to reduce the transfer of sediment to the glass:

  1. Store and chill the beer upright (not lying flat) in your fridge. If the beer has recently been transported or laid on its side, set it upright and give it 3-4 hours for the sediment to settle to the bottom of the bottle.
  2. Always serve the beer in a glass – we suggest a tulip-shaped glass such as the Brussels. Pour slowly, but with enough vigour to create some foam and begin to release the hop aromas. Using one non-stop pour is ideal – if this requires two glasses, have them both ready and be sure not to upright the bottle in between.
  3. Try not to drain the bottle entirely; leave behind the last ounce or so that is heavy with sediment.

Are your beers vegan? All of our beers are suitable for a vegan diet except beers from The Tom Green series – these beers have lactose in them.

Are any of your beers Gluten-free? While our beer is delicious and organic it is not gluten-free. However, we’d recommend Glutenberg, a Montreal based, gluten-free brewery. Glutenberg has been our gluten-free beer of choice at our signature events, so we would absolutely recommend their products. They’re up to some pretty cool stuff, including a Gose! We were serving their beer last weekend at our event of the year, Beau’s Oktoberfest!  

Charitable Giving

Can Beau’s Sponsor my event? Here at Beau’s, we love to get involved. We sponsor a whole bevy of cool events throughout Canada and New York State. We look to support charities, sustainability and community development projects, as well as supporting indie music and the arts. If you’d like to invite us to sponsor your event, please fill out this form: https://beaus.ca/sponsorship-donations/

Can Beau’s donate to my Charity/Charitable event? Please fill out our online form so we can consider donating to your organization: https://beaus.ca/sponsorship-donations/  

Halcyon

  What is Halcyon? Halcyon Barrel House specializes in producing small batches of wild and sour ales, using European-style brewing traditions of mixed fermentation and aging in wood barrels, as well as bottle and keg conditioning. Learn more at https://www.halcyon.beer/

Is Halcyon owned by Beau’s? Halcyon is a branch of the Beau’s family tree, run by brewmaster, Bryce McBain. Beau’s and Halcyon share resources but operate as separate breweries.

Where is Halcyon available? Halcyon is available in the Beau’s taproom, as well as in select LCBO locations, select bars & restaurants, and at select locations in Québec.

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