150 Years of Canadian Beer Labels by Lawrence C. Sherk150 Years of Canadian Beer Labels by Lawrence C. Sherk

150 Years of Canadian Beer Labels

byLawrence C. SherkForeword byIan Coutts

Paper over Board | October 25, 2016

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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 part of th...
Title:150 Years of Canadian Beer LabelsFormat:Paper over BoardProduct dimensions:320 pages, 9 × 10 × 1 inShipping dimensions:9 × 10 × 1 inPublished:October 25, 2016Publisher:TouchWood EditionsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1771511923

ISBN - 13:9781771511926


Rated 2 out of 5 by from beer this book is an actual hardcover book with just a small pic of the label on one page and a brief little history of the beer on the other. I thought it was gonna be something you could take out and display the labels and stuff in your bar/mancave. I guess its still alright as a coffee table book you can leave out and ppl can go through but kinda disappointed. It should be listed as a hardcover book not paper over board
Date published: 2017-01-29