Photo cred - La bière St-Ambroise

One of Montreal's most famous and beloved breweries, McAuslan Brewery, maker of St-Ambroise beer, is turning 25, and to celebrate the infamous apricot beer makers are throwing a huge party. Get to Saint-Henri this weekend for two days of outdoor drinking for McAuslan's gigantic 25th anniversary party.

A free event open to the entire public, the quarter century celebration will begin on Friday at 4pm and continue onto Saturday, where another full day of festivities will take place at Terrasse St-Ambroise, right behind the brewery. With this weekend's sunny weather, this may be the last time you'll be able to enjoy beer and sun 'til next summer. The Annexe St-Ambroise Pub will also be open, for those who want to drink up indoors.

An extra special event deserves an extra special beer, and to mark McAuslan's 25th birthday, the brewery is giving everyone the gift of a brand new beer. Party-goers will be the first to try out St-Ambroise's Oak Aged, a limited edition variety which is described as a 6% pale ale aged on oak chips making for a beer "with aromatic notes of vanilla and caramel."

Live music performances will also be held all weekend long, which fills out the perfect party trinity of free, music, and beer-filled.

McAuslan Brewery's 25th anniversary party will begin this Friday, September 26th at the Terrasse St-Ambroise and Annexe St-Ambroise Pub (map) starting at 4pm. Get all the details at the Facebook event page here.

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