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Brew North

How Canadians Made Beer and Beer Made Canada

by (author) Ian Coutts

Greystone Books Ltd
Initial publish date
Sep 2010
Beer, General
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Sep 2010
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Brew North tells the delightful story of Canada's national beverage. Lively and informative, Brew North puts beer lovers front and centre. From cowboys quaffing India pale ale in a western saloon to modern-day beer snobs sipping pints of cask-brewed bitter and commenting on its “chocolate and cigar box bass notes,” this is the story of the men—and women—who brewed, served and drank the intoxicating malted beverage. Charming illustrations reveal rustic taverns, Victorian photographs give us that era’s opulent saloons, and modern colour shots help us understand the brewing process. The book also illustrates how brewers have long been conscious of marketing and advertising, creating unique bottles and ads, giveaway trays and signs.

About the author


Ian Coutts is the author of several books, including Titanic: The Last Great Images (with Robert Ballard), Backyard Birds (with Robert Bateman), and The Ultimate Guys' Q and A (released in the United States as Do Nymphomaniacs Really Exist?). His writing has also appeared in Toronto Life, Canadian Geographic, the Globe and Mail, and Quill and Quire, to which he contributed a regular column called ""Watch Your Language."" He lives in Toronto; Kingston, Ontario; and Merida, Mexico.


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