Thirsty Thursday: Beau’s Oktoberfest Mix Pack Mix Tape


Beer: Beau’s Mix Pack by Beau’s Brewery

Pairing: Beau’s Oktoberfest playlist

About the Beer:  For the people that know me, Beau’s Oktoberfest is my Christmas. I would be thrown into a depression if I could not attend in any given year. The people I’ve met there, including our very own Eric Scharf, Brad Campeau (before he was Brew Donkey), the amazing people at Beau’s, and countless others have been a mainstay in my life. Like the craft beer scene, I’ve seen Beau’s Oktoberfest grow over the last few years from a few beer enthusiasts to an onslaught of new beer lovers. The indie guy in me wants it to stay small, but seeing the growth of an industry that I love makes it even more exceptional.

Beau’s Oktoberfest is now a bona fide music festival as well. I know a few who don’t even like beer but go for the music. This year’s lineup is no exception. I’m pairing the new Beau’s mix pack with bands scheduled to play Oktoberfest on October 2nd and 3rd.

Please visit for ticket information. DO NOT WAIT!! as tickets are almost sold out!

Commercial description:

Haters Gonna Hate is an extra-strong interpretation of Beau’s flagship ale Lug Tread. Haters is a tribute to the very first batch of Lug Tread, which was accidentally super-concentrated… with tasty results. Nine years later, Beau’s recreated this happy accident with Haters Gonna Hate. Unfiltered and orange-hued, this beer has tropical aromas (think mango or papaya), and a mild “cattiness” contributed by the addition of Nelson-Sauvin hops. A clean malt presence allows for balance of moderate-to-high hop bitterness.

Weiss O’Lantern is a pumpkin-wheat beer, spiced with ginger, cinnamon and orange peel. Orange-hued with a tall creamy head, this fall classic allows flavours of pumpkin flesh, citrus and spice to shine through a full wheat body. There are hints of banana and clove, topped off with a satisfying graham-cracker finish. Each batch of Weiss O’Lantern is made with more than 350 pounds of certified organic pumpkin purée.

…and Boom Gose the Dynamite is a hazy, flavourful wheat beer that is based on a recently revived German beer style called a gose. Brewed with an addition of sea salt and organic coriander seeds, expect citrusy aromas followed by a pleasant saltiness and a hint of subtle acidity in each sip. The name “gose” comes from a river that flows through the town of Goslar, in Lower Saxony. The saltiness, which typifies the style, is attributable to the mineral-rich water supply in the region.

Boghopper is an experimental hybrid: a dark and hazy wheat beer, with an amped up hop presence and locally harvested organic bog myrtle for added complexity. Fruit and licorice aromas meld with juicy hops, and an earthy spiciness jumps in mid-palate. Boghopper’s mouthfeel is initially delicate and fruity, followed by assertive waves of herbal tannins. The hop flavour is dominant, and the finish is dry and woodsy.

The Music:


Beer: Haters Gonna Hate and the love/hate playlist

The Beaches “Strangelove

Playing Saturday at 5:25 p.m. on the Main Stage.

Yukon Blonde “Make U Mine

Headlining Friday at 10 p.m. on the Main Stage.

The Elwins “It Ain’t Over ‘Til It’s Over

Plaing Friday at 6:25 p.m. on the Main Stage.

The Dears “Here’s to the death of all romance

Playing Friday at 8:55 p.m. on the Main Stage.


Beer: Weiss O’Lantern and the Halloween playlist

The Flatliners “Fangs

Headlining Saturday at 7:30 p.m. on the Skate Stage

Hellbros “Rock & Roll Acid Zombies” and/or “Dead City Rockers

Playing Friday at 5:30 p.m. on the Skate Stage

CRVSADES “The Incantations

Playing Saturday at 6 p.m. on the Skate Stage

The Pack A.D. “Wolves and Werewolves

Playing Friday at 7:50 p.m. on the Main Stage.


Beer: …and Boom Gose the Dynamite and the explosive playlist

Fucked Up “Echo Boomer

Playing Saturday at 6:30 p.m. on the Main Stage.

Dig It Up “Too Fun

Playing Friday at 7 p.m. on the Skate Stage

Powernap “Beautiful Day

Headlining the Skate Stage on Friday at 8 p.m.

Barrasso “Coup de Dés

Playing Saturday at 4:30 p.m.


Beer: Boghopper and the froggy playlist


Headlining Friday at 8 p.m. on the Main Stage.

Yukon Blond “Water

Headlining Friday at 10 p.m. on the Main Stage.

Mother’s Children “Out Of The Dark

Playing Saturday at 4:45 p.m. on the Skate Stage.

The Pack A.D. “The Water

Playing Friday at 7:50 p.m. on the Main Stage.


Honorable mentions

The Nasties “Time to Loose

Playing Saturday at 5:15 p.m. on the Black Forest (Skate Stage)

The Almighty Trigger Happy “Blood Red And Forever Happy

Playing Saturday at 6:45 p.m. on the Black Forest (Skate Stage)

Walter Ostanek “Beer Barrel Polka

Playing Friday and Saturday during the day.

Don’t forget to enter to win a Beau’s & Dine Alone Records prize pack including free vinyl, digital downloads, apparel, and more! Enter here

Have a great Oktoberfest everyone! Be good to each other and have a designated driver!

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