History: Beer in Canada

I was at  a bar at a squash club and came across this photo. I tried to take a picture but it didn’t come out too clear. Anyways, I was really impressed to see this. At the top it says Brewing in Canada 1895-1925: Canada’s first brewer was Louis Prud’homme who operated a brewery in Montreal for a few years around 1650. Others soon followed. Ontario’s first brewery was established near Kingston just before the end of the 18th Century. More soon followed as Eastern Canada and then Western Canada developed. These labels represent just a few of these breweries, many short-lived, many forced out of business by prohibition. Others survived prohibition but were absorbed by other breweries. In some cases all that remains to remind us of this colorful part of Canada’s past are these few labels.


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  1. tony

    l am please to see this cause l have one just like it a poster of all the beer on it and l just want to know what the value of it.

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