Independent Craft Beer Festival Returns to Ottawa’s West End

Ottawa, Ontario – Big Rig Brewery, Calabogie Brewing Company, and Small Pony Barrel Works are excited to announce the return of October West Craft Beer Festival taking place in Kanata, Ontario on Saturday, October 19, 2019. The three breweries are proud to bring October West Craft Beer Festival to Kanata for the second year in a row.

“We were amazed by the turnout in 2018, we had over 1000 attendees and we were able to donate over 200 lbs. of non-perishable food items to the Kanata Food Cupboard,” said Lon Ladell, Co-Owner and Brewmaster of Big Rig Brewery. “It showed us the sense of community in Ottawa, and how people are excited to support local business.”

The independent craft beer festival is about bringing friends and family together to celebrate a day of local craft beer, food, and fun! The festival will showcase 15 local Ottawa breweries, a cidery, a winery, five food vendors, axe throwing, a farmer’s market, and a fenced-in dog park.

For those drinking, admission is $10 and includes an October West glass and a drink ticket. Those who are not drinking are asked to bring a non-perishable donation for the Kanata Food Cupboard for entry to the grounds. For more information or to purchase tickets visit,

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