The original pilsner
How Czech beer makers created this recipe is a mystery. For the first time in history, a pale-golden, crystal-clear beer appeared. The style was, and still is, characterized by its toasty, biscuit-like malt body and distinguished spicy-hop aromas.
Taste: The up-front flavour of toasty biscuit and bready sweetness abruptly gives way to a subtle bitterness with a clean finish. Slight aromas of spices and pepper perfectly balance the malt body and gives this pilsner the character it deserves.
Recreating the brew that revolutionized beer.
Before prohibition, the Bajus Brewing Company was one of Kingston’s four main breweries. Researching the family, we discovered they had emigrated to Canada from what is present-day Czech Republic. It was there, in Bohemia, where pilsner beer was created and perfected. The popularity of this easy drinking, golden-clear beer spread across Europe and overseas, so it’s highly likely that the Bajus family brought their pilsner recipe with them, and began brewing it here in Kingston. Today, we brew our version using the same floor-malted Bohemian barley the Bajus Brewing Co. would’ve used that gives an authentic pilsner its distinct and delicious flavour.
“A true pilsner is notorious for having nothing to hide behind, so I need to be completely on-the-ball when I’m brewing our Bohemian. The slightest brewing mistake will be evident in the flavour. ”
~ Trevor Lehoux, Brewmaster