2013 Oktoberfest Mix Pack: Roll Out The Bottles

The 2013 Vankleek Hill Oktoberfest presented by Beau’s All Natural Brewing Company is just around the corner. Last year the award-winning brewery put together a commemorative six pack that was made available during and after the Oktoberfest celebration and I was a big fan of the beers that they included.

2013 Oktoberfest Mix Pack
These Are Just Four of the Beers on Offer at Beau’s Oktoberfest in 2013

Building off of this idea, the team at Beau’s decided to offer a Mix Pack containing four of the beers that will be available at the 2013 event a few weeks beforehand. It’s basically a “best of” package to promote their signature event and it’s being distributed to LCBO stores all over the province. I’ll briefly review the four beers and preview the annual festivities, which are set to take place rain or shine on October 4th and 5th at the Vankleek Hill Fairgrounds.

Lug Tread Lagered Ale: Star of the Farm Team

Lug Tread Lagered Ale from Beau’s All Natural Brewing Company in the tiny village of Vankleek Hill, Ontario is an organic beer that pours a deep golden colour with a veritable ton of visible carbonation and a big soapy head that burns off quickly. This scarcely-brewed German-style beer smells very, very fresh. Sweet roasted malts and a grassy hop tone are joined by a slightly buttery note and one of freshwater.

Lug Tread Lagered Ale
This Organic Beer is Rich and Satisfying

The taste of Lug Tread Lagered Ale is primarily of toasted malts for me, with a real grassy character and a decent bitterness on the tongue. The mouthfeel is creamy at first, but takes on a bready or yeasty character as the carbonation burns off. The aftertaste is quite dry and crisp, with a hint of malt and a slight earth/dirt note.