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BREAKING: Beau’s partners with Irish Society for epic St. Paddy’s Day party

Beau’s announced a partnership with the Irish Society of Ottawa for a St. Paddy’s Party to be held on Saturday, March 19 at Aberdeen Pavilion.

The hope is to “bring Oktoberfest-style Beau’s fun to the city” said Jennifer Beauchesne, director of communications with Beau’s All Natural Brewing Company.

Likewise, the Irish Society is equally enthusiastic about the partnership. “The Irish Society is excited to return to Lansdowne and the historic Aberdeen Pavilion for the festivities. We have a great line-up of events throughout Irish Festival week (March 11-19), and look forward to a great finale at the Grand Irish Party, with Beau’s to end on a high note,” says Irish Society’s communications director Lauren Strevens-O’Neil. “We chose to partner with Beau’s because of their positive involvement within the community – and they throw a great party!” she adds.

Tickets, which went on sale January 21, are $29 for adults (19+) and include one free drink; or $5 for those 18 and under. Anyone under the age of 19 must be accompanied by an adult. Only 2,000 tickets will be sold.

Delhi 2 Dublin, the energetic, electronic fusion band blending the Celtic fiddle with bhangra beats, funk, and hip-hop band from Vancouver will be performing, as well as CelKilt —known party-rockers on tour from France. Traditional Irish music and dance will also keep visitors and Irish-fanciers entertained.

Over 12 kinds of Beau’s beers, plus guest taps, will be offered, including the return of Beau’s favourite: Strong Patrick Irish Red Ale. Irish inspired cuisine by Beau’s Chef Bruce Wood will include an Irish-stew-stuffed strudel, Shepherd’s pie croquette, and a soda bread muffuletta. Each dish has a recommended beer-pairing, and vegetarian options will be available..

Doors open for the event at noon on Saturday, March 19. OC Transpo will be allowing Beau’s St. Patrick’s Party ticket holders to ride to and from Aberdeen Pavilion for free on the day of the event, from 9 a.m. to midnight —a physical print-out of the ticket is required.

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CelKilt will be performing at the Beau’s St. Paddy’s Day party on March 19 at the Aberdeen Pavilion.