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Under the Influence: A short History of Brewing in Canada


Ever wonder how Canada became a nation of Beer Drinkers? Or how Labbatts and its Allies brewed this? For a long time, beer was not the drink of choice for Canadians - spirits were consumed in shocking quantities to cope with frontier life.  Matthew Bellamy, professor of History at Carleton University discusses the country’s love of lager, and the close tie between beer and Canadian identity. He is a regular contributor to Taps: The Beer Magazine. Bellamy is currently working on a book-length history of the Labatt’s brewery.

Mark your calendar to come hear Matthew Bellamy speak at the Red Brick School. 7:30 p.m., September 25, 2019

Contact Name
Jane Campbell

Venue Details


3 Halladay Street
Elgin ON K0G1E0