Some Recent Changes

Market Place – Items Available

Upcoming Show

CCBA Convention XXXIX – London, Ontario – 2018 Registration Information – eTransfer Now Available

A New Link for Cosgrave’s Brewery

In the Media

Alberta Chapter’s Can Opener: New Postings

Brewery Antiquities

An Important Link for Coaster Collectors

New Link – British American Brewery – Windsor, Ontario

Molson’s Mill – Port Hope, Ontario

Old brewery foundation discovered in Cobourg, Ontario.                                          MacPherson, Downs & Company was destroyed by fire in 1899.

Early Molson’s Labels & new link to Boswell’s Brewery history

Collection du Québec de Lussier

New Link – Hiram Walker’s Brewery – Windsor, Ontario

More Manitoba Beer Labels

Classic Saskatchewan Beer Labels 2

Review of 150 Years of Canadian Beer Labels

Early Newfoundland Beer Labels

Later Newfoundland Beer Labels


Brewing Changes Guelph Exhibition – Guelph Civic Museum – Opening Mid-September 2018

Calling All Collectors of
Guelph & Area Brewery Artifacts!
I am the Guest Curator for the upcoming “Brewing Changes Guelph” Exhibition at the Guelph Civic Museum opening in mid-September 2018.
I am looking for objects from Thomas Holliday’s brewery (except bottles and labels); items from any of the short-lived breweries in Guelph; a few more (Wellington-Waterloo Counties) Ale Trail items; any original British CAMRA items from the 1970s, and any memorabilia from the 1995 Canadian Brewerianist convention in Guelph, Ontario.
Please contact the email address below if you have any items that you may be interested in loaning for the exhibition.
Thank you in advance for your support.
Eric L. Payseur, PhD
Guest Curator, “Brewing Changes Guelph” (2018)

150 Years of Canadian Beer Labels

TouchWood Editions Presents

150BeerLabels_cvr_catIn celebration of Canada’s 150 birthday, one of the country’s most avid collectors of breweriana showcases a stunning selection of beer labels dating from the late 1870s to the present day.

What’s more Canadian than beer? Craft brewing has exploded across Canada, reinvigorating the country’s love and appreciation for its favourite beverage. But Canadians have always treasured beer—a fact evidenced by these vintage labels that showcase both stunning skills in typography and a true passion for the brew.

In addition to the earliest vintage labels from iconic breweries like Dow and Labatt, discover an eye-opening cross-section of the country’s beer-brewing history through the artwork of ales, porters, lagers, and malts from brewers east to west, many of which are long forgotten.

Lawrence C. Sherk is one of the country’s foremost collectors of Canadian beer memorabilia, with the second-largest collection of beer labels in Canada. In 2011, he donated nearly 3000 of his labels, most of them dating from before 1945, to the Thomas Fisher Rare Books Library at the University of Toronto, where they can be viewed as part of the library’s paper-ephemera collection. Before retiring in 2001, Sherk was a renowned horticulturist, though history is his first love.

Now available from fine bookstores.

$29.95 CDN

ISBN-13: 9781771511926

ISBN-10: 1771511923

320 Pages Hardcover 8.5 x 7.5 inches