The 2014 Gatineau Winter BeerFest presented by Lachapelle Fiat will be held January 31st and February 1st, 2014 at the Canadian Museum of Civilization. This exciting new venue is part of a three-year partnership agreement with the Museum. As well, the Winter Beerfest is proud to be listed for the first time as an official Winterlude event. The Winter Beerfest has quickly become one of the Outaouais region’s top tourist events. The Canadian Museum of Civilization’s spectacular site and stunning architecture are sure to impress visitors to the third annual Winter Beerfest, which adds an urban vibe to the warm, welcoming atmosphere associated with local craft products. Besides beer and food tastings and seminars, the weekend program includes winter activities and live entertainment that will ramp up the momentum for the Gatineau Beerfest in May 2014! The new location is easier to get to, from both the Outaouais region and the Ontario side of the Ottawa River. As well, there’s parking on site and on nearby streets. In the Grand Hall, the festival’s main venue, beer aficionados will be invited to sample a wide range of craft beers, enjoy music, and savour gourmet appetizers prepared by the Museum’s Executive Chef, Chef Martin De Board. Outside the Museum, directly across from Parliament Hill, festival-goers can warm up around a gigantic bonfire. Last but not least, the 2014 edition will launch a new Beerfest tradition. Friday evening’s festivities will include the coronation (by Beerfest organizers) of Queen Hildegard and King Gambrinus, in honour of two legendary figures in brewing history. Chosen democratically through a “people’s choice” contest, the royal couple will reign happy and glorious over the Beerfest kingdom.