|From The Publisher*||Heritage Toronto Book Award - Shortlisted, Non-Fiction Book |
Noted beer expert and writer Jordan St. John shows readers the rich history of Toronto's heritage breweries, many of which still exist today. Explore the once-prominent breweries of nineteenth-century Toronto. Brewers including William Helliwell, John Doel, Eugene O'Keefe, Lothar Reinhardt, Enoch Turner, and Joseph Bloore influenced the history of the city and the development of a dominant twentieth-century brewing industry in Ontario. Step inside the lost landmarks that first brought intoxicating brews to the masses in Toronto. Jordan St. John delves into the lost buildings, people and history behind Toronto's early breweries, with detailed historic images, stories both personal and industrial, and even reconstructed nineteenth-century brewing recipes.
|From The Publisher*||A look at the rich and complex heritage of Toronto's historic breweries, many of which still exist. Join beer expert and columnist Jordan St. John as he details the stories of sixteen beer makers, and discover the influence they had on the city's past. A fascinating exploration for beer enthusiasts and history buffs alike.|
|Review Quote*||…a delightful look through this city's brewing history, focusing on the breweries that dotted the town during the 19thcentury… It's filled with plenty of old sepia-tone photos, and lots of anecdotes about the brewers, the owners and the beer.|
|Review Quote*||St. John shows a knack for unearthing anecdotes that are both entertaining and insightful.|
|Review Quote*||Grab a bottle of your favourite beer and raise a toast to both of these interesting books.|
|Biographical Note||Jordan St. John is Canada's only nationally syndicated beer columnist. He is the author, with Mark Murphy, of How to Make Your Own Brewskis: The Go-To Guide for Craft Brew Enthusiasts. He holds the rank of Certified Cicerone and periodically brews beer with breweries around Ontario. His family has been in Ontario since 1817 and has its own cemetery in Uxbridge. He lives in Toronto, Ontario.|