QUESNEL, BC – Barkerville Brewing has announced that it is marking Black History Month with a new beer that pays tribute to an important historical figure in British Columbia.
Painless Jones Schwarzbier (5% abv):
William Allen Jones was a formerly enslaved, black miner who migrated from the United States to Salt Spring Island before making his way to Barkerville in hopes of striking gold. Instead of striking gold, he set up his dental practice becoming the first dentist to offer painless dentistry; hence his nickname Painless Jones. In fact, the sign for Painless Jones still stands in Barkerville, as does his legend.
Barkerville Brewing Co. is honoured to highlight the historical significance of William Allen Jones with Painless Jones Schwarzbier. This dark German-style lager is rich with bread-like malts and a roasted, velvety character. It is the perfect balance of noble hops and a slight sweetness, followed by a clean finish.
Painless Jones Schwarzbier is available now at the Barkerville Brewing taproom and retail store while supplies last.
Source & Photo: Barkerville Brewing