Les 3 Brasseurs McGill Brewmaster Wins Global Master Brewer Challenge


MONTREAL, QC – The Canadian division of international brewpub chain Les 3 Brasseurs/The 3 Brewers has announced that a beer developed at the McGill location in downtown Montreal has taken top spot in a competition between the brewers at all 60 locations worldwide.

Created by Julien Lafortune – an accomplished brewmaster who is also an expert in grain milling due to a family history in the trade – the award-winning Black IPA is a 6.9% abv and 65 IBU ale with the following brewer’s notes:

The opportunity to create my own recipe and have it on tap at 3 Brasseurs is always an amazing experience. I take the opportunity to brew unique and unusual beers that are either new to me, or as a brewer, represent a technical challenge. This year I brewed a Black IPA, which is officially recognized as a Cascadian Dark Ale. The origin of this style is the West Coast, and the unique style is a hybrid between a Porter and an India Pale Ale. Using 3 different American hops, and by dry hopping, the result is floral, with a light touch of citrus and conifer. I’ve added a small personal touch that’s almost undetectable – rye. It’s a little nod to my family and the artisans in my home town who have cultivated rye for generations. If you like bitter and hoppy brews, this is one for you.

Lafortune’s Black IPA is on tap now until September 14th at all Les 3 Brasseurs/The 3 Brewers brewpubs around the world, including the 18 locations in Quebec and Ontario.

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