Some Recent Changes

More Items Wanted

Stubbies Available – FREE!

2005 Addition to Bev Moore Award

New Link – James Calcutt Brewery

New Link – Port Hope Brewing & Malting

Canadian Brewerianist – Update

Items Available

New Links to Newfoundland’s iconic Black Horse & Jockey Club

Convention Information – Now Available

A New Link for Old Bottle Collectors in Quebec

A New Link for Cosgrave’s Brewery

In the Media

Alberta Chapter’s Can Opener: New Postings

Brewery Antiquities

An Important Link for Canadian 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

Toronto Brews

Experience the exhibit Toronto Brews: Two Centuries of Beer Culture at Market Gallery from July 13 to December 28 and learn about Toronto’s commercial brewing and beer culture from 1800 to present time.

Market Gallery

As directed by City Council, the Market Gallery is now charging admission fees.
Adults: $8

Seniors (65+): $7

Youth (13-18): $7

Children (5-12): $5

Children 4 and under: Free
Groups of 10 or more receive a 15% discount on general admission. Pre-booking recommended.
Admission is free for post-secondary students every Thursday.
Admission is 50% off for all every Friday.
Other discounts available.
Hours of Operation
Tuesday to Friday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Saturday: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Closed Sundays, Mondays (including holiday Mondays), New Year’s Day, Good Friday, Canada Day, Remembrance Day, Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

Canadian Beer Tray Inventory – Appeal

You may have heard that a chap from Quebec is working on a book on Canadian Beer Trays. It’s me. I started almost 12 years ago but now am close to the end. In a last attempt to find pictures for a dozen or so trays that I have the description (from Larry Sherk and Wray Martin 1989 inventory + Addendum) and some for which I would like better pictures, I call on all collectors of Canadian breweriana for assistance.
If you can send me a high definition picture of the trays on the list that you may have, it will be very much appreciated. In return, your name will appear in the credit section of the book. Thank you in advance. I anxiously await your response.                       Regards,                                                                                                             
Christian Guilbault                                                   
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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