Cheers for LBJ Beers!

Why are all of our neighbours so awesome!?

The kick-ass vintage building that is now the LBJ tasting room and production facility has been completely repurposed. Think 100-year-old douglas firs from the ceiling that are now bar tops and taproom furniture — the LBJ team are regular Ron Swansons!

Their easy drinking Belgian Pale Ale — and we mean SUPER easy drinking — sometimes goes down a little too quickly, but always leaves us feeling fan-freaking-tastic.

We couldn’t resist helping ourselves to a few samples after our photo shoot, even though we have “sampled” it about 35 million times before.

GUYZ! They let you bring in your OWN FOOD to the taproom. We legit went there and drank beer and ordered Skip, and they were like “YAASSS, queens.” They didn’t say that, but we feel like their attitude was the same tone. You should go there. They even have this weird impossible puzzle thing and something called bubble hockey. #Sports

The signature beer’s name, 1919, like the rest of Little Brown Jug, pays respect to Winnipeg’s history. It’s a tribute to the Winnipeg General Strike.

Fun facts:

  • LBJ does a traditional German practice called kräusening — don’t even ask us how to say that. You could ask them though ;) It naturally carbonates the beer, which most other brewers do not do.

  • The business pillars of LBJ are honesty, quality, and community.

  • Bernard is the brewmaster that makes the liquid gold they call beer.

  • Kevin, the owner, developed the plan for Little Brown Jug around the idea of “creating a city we want to live in,” and wanted to be a part of the revitalization of The Exchange District.

  • LBJ is environmentally friendly! The energy used to boil the beer wort is recaptured to heat city water for the next brew. The brewhouse does not vent outside. It does some other technical stuff that makes this 100-year-old building have no dedicated heat source. #science

To sum it up, you are basically making Winnipeg better and helping the environment by drinking LBJ. So you should go do that.

Luckily, Little Brown Jug is going to be slangin’ brews at our party tomorrow! But if you didn’t get a ticket you can head down to 336 William Avenue for some beers and order in Pad Thai or something.

We’ll probably see you there…

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