On Saturday March 11th, Beau’s Brewery and the Irish Society presented Beau’s second annual St. Patrick’s Day Party 2017 at Aberdeen Pavilion, located in Lansdowne Park.
Nearly a full week in advance, this St.Patrick’s day party was not to be taken lightly. This party boasted a smattering of live performances. The Peelers, Bodh’aktan, local group BLAKDENIM, along with traditional Irish entertainment such as Mountain Tay & Guests, and Sue Fay Healy School of Irish Dance
With a large mobile stage complete with full sound and lighting production, there’s no question this wasn’t your average Irish celebration. There was no shortage of refreshments and food in the entire area. Beau’s had their regular line-up available on tap: Lug Tread (Lagered Ale), Tom Green (Milk Stout), Golden Vox (Rye Pale Lagered Ale), and their festive beer Strong Patrick (Irish Red Ale), along with several other beers. All of which paired well with the food found available, Irish Beef Stew and Butternut Squash, or Lug Tread Sausage on a bun were just a few options.
This St.Patrick’s day party had a multitude of activities that kept the crowd in great spirits. Stein Hold Struggle – an elimination contest to see who can hold a full stein of beer the longest. The Irish dance off challenges participants to demonstrate their fastest feet, and highest kicks. The Irish film festival of Ottawa had a fantastic photo-booth set up to capture the upbeat event.
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I had difficulty believing this was only the second annual St.Paddy’s day event hosted by Beau’s. It was meticulously planned and went off without a hitch! I highly recommend this event to anyone looking to participate in the Irish holiday without having to break the bank, deal with overcrowded bars, or green-coloured generic beer.