1919 is an everyday Belgian Pale Ale.
SPICY AND HERBAL AROMA
STRAWBERRY BLOND IN COLOUR
MALT FLAVOURS OF FRESHLY BAKED BREAD
DRY AND BALANCED FINISH
“1919” is made using the traditional German kräusening, or double-fermentation technique, which cleans up beer flavours, naturally carbonates the beer, and gives it better head retention. “1919” is made with premium Canadian malts and specialty Franco-Belges malts to give it unique characteristics.
Brewers Gold, the heirloom hop that bestows its unique flavour and aroma, was developed in 1919 through open pollination of a wild Manitoban hop with an unknown English hop. Brewers Gold was the first commercially available hop and its progeny are some of the most popular in craft brewing. Not just an easy drinking Belgian Pale Ale, “1919” is also an homage to the Winnipeg General Strike.
Bernie grew up in Neepawa and Winnipeg, Manitoba. He has been a professional brewer for over 16 years. Bernie’s sciences background might have led him to working in a laboratory. But playing rugby in South Africa led him to beer and a career in brewing, “just another kind of lab,” he says. His brewing education began at the Siebel Institute of Technology in Chicago and he obtained a Master Brewer’s Diploma from the University of California – Davis.
Bernie was the founding brewmaster of Lake of the Woods Brewery in Kenora, Ontario. He has brewed at Vancouver Island Brewery, Fort Garry Brewery, and has worked at Half Pints Brewing Company.
Early in his brewing career, Bernie worked in Germany at Gilde Brauerei, where he learned to condition beer using the traditional German kräusening, or double-fermentation technique. He is excited to bring this expertise to beer at Little Brown Jug Brewing Company, beginning with ‘1919’, a Belgian Pale Ale recipe he created.