150 Years of Canadian Beer Labels

byLawrence C. SherkForeword byIan Coutts

October 25, 2016|
150 Years of Canadian Beer Labels by Lawrence C. Sherk
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Shortlisted for the 2017 Taste Canada Food Writing Awards

In 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 150 vintage labels that showcase both stunning skills in typography and a true passion for the brewski.

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 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 par...
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Title:150 Years of Canadian Beer Labels
Format:Paper over Board
Product dimensions:320 pages, 9 X 10 X 1 in
Shipping dimensions:320 pages, 9 X 10 X 1 in
Published:October 25, 2016
Publisher:TouchWood Editions
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781771511926

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