Dead Frog Announces Departure of Tony Dewald & Promotion of Nick Fengler to Head Brewer


ALDERGROVE, BCDead Frog Brewery has announced that head brewer Tony Dewald is leaving to join a new craft brewery opening later this year in Abbotsford, and his assistant brewer Nick Fengler (pictured above) will be moving up to the head position.

“I came on with a huge opportunity to improve the beers that Dead Frog produced, as well as create a new line of beers,” says Dewald in a statement. “I’ve worked with Derrick Smith, the owner, to add new equipment, introduce new yeast strains, improve the quality of ingredients used, and most importantly educate the staff on what quality brewing is all about.”

“I feel extremely privileged to have worked with Tony,” noted Fengler. “I have worked intimately with the entire new line of beers and feel confident that the quality, craft, and artistry that Tony brought to Dead Frog will not be lost.”

While continuing to brew Dead Frog’s established flagship brands and seasonals, Fengler will also be adding his own touch to the brewery’s offerings, with an ESB, a buckwheat ale, and a golden session ale all planned to be released in coming months.

3 thoughts on “Dead Frog Announces Departure of Tony Dewald & Promotion of Nick Fengler to Head Brewer

    1. Nick is an avid homebrewer. He has a BSc in Biology with a concentration on the biology of organisms, along with a minor in Chemistry. He has worked under Tony Dewald for the past two years, so knows our core lineup very well. Nick was actively involved in the development of the Super Fearless IIPA and The Obsidian Dagger IPA Noire, our two highest rated beers on Untapped.

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