Ottawa, Ontario – Craft brewery Beau’s All Natural has announced plans to release a collaborative beer with Toronto’s hip hop artist k-os this June. The beer will be revealed at the Session Toronto Craft Beer Festival on Saturday June 13. The festival, which kicks off Ontario Craft Beer Week across the province, takes place at Yonge and Dundas Square that day over two tasting sessions, one daytime and one evening.
In addition to the chance to taste a wide variety of different beers from Ontario craft brewers, Session Toronto also hosts the Collaboration Nation contest. The contest allows attendees of the festival to cast their vote for their favourite “Collaboration Nation” beer, which are brewed by Ontario craft breweries teamed up with a celebrity. The top collaborative beer of the day, as tallied by total votes, wins a future spot on LCBO shelves.
Beau’s won Collaboration Nation in 2013 with The Tom Green Beer!, and took an honorable mention in 2014 with Margaret Atwood/Graeme Gibson’s MaddAddamites NooBroo. Beau’s 2015 partner, k-os, is several-times a Juno award winner and a veteran of the Canadian hip hop scene. The beer was conceived through multi-day brainstorming sessions, which led to a brewing concept that ties back to the core elements of k-os’ music. A teaser video announcing the collaboration can be viewed here: https://vimeo.com/127708217
Advance tickets for the Session Toronto Craft Beer Festival 2015 are on sale now, at $40 for regular admission. Tickets day-of will go up to $55. They can be purchased online at www.sessiontoronto.com/tickets.html