JULIUS, HERMAN & LINDA LEHRKIND, CIRCA 1902.

Photo courtesy of the Gallatin History Museum

WHO WAS JULIUS?

Our History

1842

Julius is born in Hagen, Germany, where he completes a brewmaster apprenticeship as a teenager.

1860

He stows away on a boat to America and struggles to make a start in a new country.

1893

Through his twenties and thirties, Julius hones his brewing craft and starts a family in Iowa until the state opts in to Prohibition Laws in 1893.

1894

Julius packs his family of twelve, his workers and his brewing equipment on to three rail cars and heads West.

1895

He finds great water and abundant barley in the Gallatin Valley. Julius establishes the original Lehrkind’s Genuine Lager Bozeman Brewery on the North side of Bozeman and builds much of the surrounding neighborhood.

1922

Julius dies three years after the passage of Prohibition, which was said to have broken his heart.

2018

Julius Lehrkind Brewing is back for another round in Bozeman, Montana.

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