Renovations and Expansion begin in February for Beau’s Brewery
The Beau’s Taproom will be getting a facelift this spring, beginning with some roof repairs and flooring work in February. The nature of this work will require the taproom to close to the public for 3-4 weeks, beginning Monday January 30. On deck once the repairs are complete are a taproom expansion and redesign project for the spring. Beau’s GM Josh Gottlieb says the effort will pay off with a more versatile and enjoyable visitor experience.
“We’ve hired a local consultant to help us with things like lighting, furniture, and décor – we don’t want to change the things that people love; we just want to make the space more comfortable and welcoming in all four seasons,” Gottlieb says. When complete, the renovations will double the footprint of the indoor area open to the public. “We’re very excited to begin booking private parties and weddings into our larger space, as early as this summer,” Gottlieb adds.
The Beau’s team will be taking advantage of the few weeks’ downtime to refresh the food menu with some local and seasonally inspired offerings. Growlers, which are the 1.89L brown glass jugs early fans of the brewery would remember, will be making a return to the beer to-go menu. A new line up of small-batch releases, slated to be a mix of fan favourites and new recipes, will launch as well.
Beau’s is throwing a party the weekend of Friday Jan. 27 to allow folks to come stock up on their favourites as well and enjoy some live music and good times before the renovations begin. A Robbie Burns themed night is Friday (featuring live music by Hadrian’s Wall), and Saturday will offer food and drink specials, live music, and a small-batch Vanilla Porter brewed for the occasion. Beau’s will stay open till 8 PM both Friday and Saturday, with regular hours and live music Sunday Jan. 29, 10AM- 6PM.
There will still be options to buy beer while the Taproom is closed. Beau’s customers can pre-order beer online at shop.beaus.ca for curbside pick-up in the brewery parking lot, Monday–Friday from 2PM-5PM. The Dunrobin Distilleries store will also be open for shopping during those hours. And home delivery from shop.beaus.ca will continue to operate during the renovations.
The set timeline is 3-4 weeks to complete the renovations. The Taproom will reopen by or before Feb. 24; Beau’s will share an official reopening update as soon as a date is confirmed.