2014 Oktoberfest Mix Pack: Beau’s n the Hood

It’s that time of year again. The weather is cooler, leaves are changing colour and tables are filled with comfort food. For the third year, the folks at Beau’s All Natural Brewing Company in Vankleek Hill, Ontario have put together a mix pack of beers to celebrate and promote their famous Oktoberfest event that sees thousands of beer lovers from far and wide descend on the quaint eastern Ontario town in search of revelry, great food, big name musical acts and, of course, beer.

2014 Oktoberfest Mix Pack
This Collection of Fall Beers is Sure to Keep You Warm

This year we see the return of some favourites from years past in Dark Helmut (complete with a new label) and Happy Pilsner, while Dial “Z” for Zwickel and Rauchstack represent the newest entries in Beau’s Wild Oats Series. I briefly reviewed the four beers, which are presented in alphabetical order.

Creemore Springs Kellerbier: It Only Comes Up Once a Year

An unfiltered lager with the appearance of iced tea, Kellerbier from the Creemore Springs Brewery in Ontario, Canada is a yearly limited-release beer with a very hoppy, almost sweet taste and a citrus aroma similar to popular “white” beers.

Creemore Springs Kellerbier
Don't Stay in the Dark About this Unfiltered Lager

This German-style “cellar beer” gets its distinctive taste from having whole-leaf hops added late in the brewing process. The taste tends to linger on your tongue appetizingly between sips. Kellierbier is rich with sediment and has a rusty colour with a light beige head that dissipates quickly.