Ottawa REDBLACKS Lewis Ward will kick off Beau’s St. Patrick’s Party

Attendees of Beau’s St. Patrick’s Party on Saturday March 16 are in for a special treat this year – Ottawa REDBLACKS placekicker Lewis Ward, the 2018 Most Outstanding Rookie and Most Outstanding Special Teams Player, will be on hand to greet fans and tap the official cask of Irish red ale at the party’s opening ceremonies. Ward will also be acting as Parade Marshall in the St. Patrick’s Day parade that starts from Ottawa City Hall at 11 am and leads right to Aberdeen Pavilion, where the Beau’s St. Patrick’s Party starts at noon. The event is co-hosted by craft brewery Beau’s and The Irish Society of the National Capital Region.

The opening ceremonies lead into an entire day of all-ages Irish-themed entertainment, featuring traditional music from Mountain Tay and performances by Sue Fay Healy’s talented young Irish dancers. The evening pumps up the volume with a musical mainstage headlined by Celtic punk legends The Mahones, as well as opening acts Irish Moutarde, The Beatdown, and É.T.É.

Complementing the festivities are a dozen Beau’s beers to choose from, along with 14 taps from other Ontario craft breweries. Two Ottawa restaurants, Bowman’s Grill and Mulligans Golf Bar, will be bringing an inspired menu of meat pies, corned beef tacos, and vegetarian options. Pascale’s Ice Cream and Ministry of Coffee will have a selection of cool treats and warm drinks. Cider, gluten-free and alcohol-free beer will also be available.

Tickets are $5 for kids and $29 for adults, available at

Seven reasons #BeausStPats is the ultimate St. Patrick’s Party experience

Our fourth annual Beau’s St. Patrick’s Party is happening Saturday, March 16, 2019, in the nation’s capital. The event takes place at the spacious and conveniently located Aberdeen Pavilion at Lansdowne Park—the perfect place to gather 2,000 of our closest friends—and runs from noon till 10:00 p.m.

#BeausStPats features 12 Beau’s beers and several guest taps (featuring beer from some of the finest craft breweries in the province), Irish-inspired cuisine, activities, live music, traditional entertainment, and more.

In an effort to contain our excitement for this awesome event, we thought we’d list off just some of the reasons it’s so special. Y’know, this way we can spread some of our excitement around.

So here it is: Seven reasons #BeausStPats is the ultimate St. Patrick’s Party experience.

1. It’s got Irish Society of the National Capital Region’s stamp of approval (i.e. traditional entertainment!)

Just follow along with the Irish Society of the National Capital Region’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Saturday morning: it leads directly to Beau’s St. Patrick’s Party. Your parade marshall will be CFL kicker and 2018 rookie of the year Lewis Ward!

Once you arrive you’ll find awe-inspiring jigs performed by the Sue Fay Healy Irish Dance Studio team, music from Mountain Tay and Robin Averill, an Irish Dance-off, and much more traditional entertainment. Check out the day’s itinerary here.

2. There’s nary a boring beer in sight.

We’re really bringin’ it this year.

  • We’ve got 12 of our own beers, including this year’s feBREWary lineup.

  • We’ve got Strong Patrick Irish-style Red Ale (partially aged in Jameson casks).

  • Halcyon Barrel House has six of its own beers, including the new Shifting Sands: Cherry, barrel aged sour gold ale with cherry. 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.

  • Plus Black Lab, Bellwoods, Rouge River, Shacklands, Left Field, Great Lakes, Junction, Flora Hall, Rainhard, Beyond the Pale, Dominion City, Tooth and Nail, and Stray Dog are all bringing some of their finest (check out the listings here).

  • Oh, and Glutenberg is bringing their gluten-free blonde ale and I.P.A., Partake has an amazing non-alcoholic pale and blonde ales, and Flying Canoe hard cider will be in the house.

3. This party has professional musicians performing good traditional music (with a punk rock bent! In both English and French!)

No amateurs performing in cramped quarters on crumby sound systems here. Check out the full music lineup, featuring The Mahones (!!!) here.

4. Beau’s knows how to throw a party.

It’s by the people who bring you Beau’s Oktoberfest every year. Yup, same folks. The whole Beau’s team comes together to bring you a grand ol’ time. If you’re one of the more than 20,000 people who descends upon Vankleek Hill every September for Oktoberfest, this is about as close as it could get to that magical feeling this winter!

5. The food is legit.

Bowman’s Bar & Grill will be in full effect. Mulligans Golf Bar will be in full effect. These two popular Ottawa restaurants don’t mess around. And they’re bringing their respective takes on Irish favourites.

Furthermore, when it comes to the hot stuff, The Ministry of Coffee will be in the building, with coffee from some of the best roasters from all over Canada, the U.S. and beyond. And our good friends from Pascale’s All Natural Ice Cream will be present, as well.

6. The Famous Stein Hold Struggle

If you think it looks simple, you’ve clearly never done it. The famous Beau’s stein hold struggle. Contestants are lined up, given a full stein of beer and directed to hold it out directly in front of them. Whomever lasts the longest without spilling or dropping their arm wins. It’s fun to watch and even more fun to participate. How long will you last?

7. It takes place on the Saturday, so you can use St. Patrick’s Day proper for adulting

We all know that St. Patrick’s Day should be a statutory holiday—or the day after. As such, a typical St. Patrick’s Day celebration happens right after work on, what, a Tuesday or something? It seldom lands on a Friday or Saturday.

In the case of 2019, March 17th is on a Sunday. Come on! A Sunday?!?!

We’ve got work the next morning, but we need that day of rest. So what do we do?

Beau’s to the rescue. Let’s party the day before the actual holiday and use our Sunday as Sundays are intended: doing groceries, cleaning the house and a little veggin’ out. Smart cookies we are, sure?


Tickets to Beau’s St. Patrick’s Party are available now. General Admission is $29.00 (+ service fees) and kids’ tickets are $5.00 apiece. Do not miss out! Buy yours now here, and RSVP here.

Beau’s St. Patrick’s Party tickets now on sale

The Mahones to headline annual after-parade event at Lansdowne Park, celebrating Irish culture in the National Capital Region

Beau’s St. Patrick’s Party will make its return to the Aberdeen Pavilion in Ottawa, located at Lansdowne Park, on Saturday, March 16, 2019. The event will begin at noon, immediately following the St. Patrick’s Parade, and will run until 10:00 pm that evening, capping off the week-long Ottawa Irish Festival. The party is hosted by local craft brewery Beau’s in partnership with the Irish Society of the National Capital Region. It will showcase Canadian and Irish-themed musical entertainment, local craft beer, and local Irish-inspired cuisine sure to induce plenty of cheer.

Partygoers can expect a full day’s worth of musical entertainment, including headliners The Mahones, a legendary Celtic punk group hailing from Kingston. Also set to perform are three Quebec-based acts: self-proclaimed “guaranteed party” Irish Moutarde, heavy reggae band The Beatdown, and bringing a modern take on the traditional kBeau’s St. Patrick’s Party will make its return to the Aberdeen Pavilion in Ottawa, located at Lansdowne Park, on Saturday, March 16, 2019.itchen party, up-and-coming trio ÉTÉ. Additionally, returning favourites Mountain Tay, featuring Ottawa Valley Country Music Hall of Fame inductee Howard Hayes, will be on hand to deliver a slew of traditional Irish songs throughout the day alongside other local entertainers.

Beau’s St. Patrick’s Party also will be sure to satisfy craft beer enthusiasts. The event will be pouring more than a dozen different Beau’s beers, including Strong Patrick, an Irish-style red ale, aged in authentic Jameson® Irish Whiskey casks. A quenching selection of craft beer from Ontario guest breweries will also be available, including gluten-free beer from Glutenberg as well as hard cider from Flying Canoe and Partake alcohol-free beer. All can be paired with Irish-inspired cuisine from a variety of local vendors that will be on site.

Beau’s St. Patrick’s Party 2019 will take place on Saturday, March 16, at Aberdeen Pavilion, in Ottawa at Lansdowne Park, from 12 pm to 10 pm. Tickets can be purchased at  Tickets are $29 for adults aged 19 and older, and includes one beverage token per ticket. Minors aged 18 and younger may enter for $5, but must be accompanied by an adult. Ticketholders of all ages may ride OC Transpo for free from 9:00 am on March 16 to 1:00 am on March 17 by presenting their St. Patrick’s Party ticket to the bus driver.