Tom Green Beer? Can such a seemingly off-balanced celebrity help make a seriously well-balanced Canadian milk stout? Will you be able to drink said milk stout without picturing Green greedily suckling a cow utter? These are all valid questions you’ll have to wait to answer this June when the collaboration between the famed Canadian comedian and Beau’s All Natural Brewing Co. comes out. The official launch of the Tom Green Beer in the Canadian nation’s capital (that’s Ottawa) will include five stand-up comedy shows featuring Tom Green, to be held at Yuk Yuk’s on Elgin St. in Ottawa June 13-15, according to Beau’s All Natural Brewing’s website.
Milk stout is of course the chosen beer style for the collaboration, a tip of the hat to one of Tom Green’s comic antics of the past (i.e., his former gag of drinking milk straight from the cow utter — just try to watch the video below). A “balanced” black ale, The Tom Green Beer will display flavors of chocolate and coffee, while delivering a creamy, velvety texture and finishing with a mild sweetness, says the brewery. Green approached Beau’s All Natural with the idea of making a beer together last summer. When Toronto’s Session Craft Beer Festival proposed the idea of “Collaboration Nation” (having Ontario craft breweries pair themselves with an artist and develop a beer together), the plan became a reality.
“Growing up in the Ottawa area, I’ve been a huge Tom Green fan. Having the opportunity to brew a unique and tasty beer with one of my heroes is quite amazing — really amazing,” shared Steve Beauchesne, co-founder of Beau’s. “We’re having so much fun with this project, we may decide to make it available as more than just a one-off release … assuming we like the finished beer as much as we think we will.”
Tickets and information for the upcoming Tom Green stand-up comedy shows at Yuk Yuks Ottawa can be found at www.yukyuks.com. On June 13, Tom Green, Beau’s co-founder Steve Beauchesne and Beau’s brewmaster Matthew O’Hara will host a tasting event after the show. All performances will have The Tom Green Beer available for sale. Beau’s All Natural Brewing is a small, family-run company founded in 2006. Beau’s brews interesting, tasty beers using the highest-quality organic ingredients and local spring water.