Beer in 19th Century Canada

Whatever you're doing at the moment, Amy, please stop it and let me know what's happening in the 19th century. Arrested for being a spy? In jail for an act of treason? 

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Oh-my-gawd! Can't I have any privacy? Why you gotta always be buggin' me? It's like you're always judging me .... if you must know, I was in the tub. 

I don't think anyone's gonna hurt me. I mean, things might seem kinda twisted here sometimes, but it's the 19th century, right? What's a gurl gotta do to fit in? Say nothing at all?

Anyway, I got an awesome letter today from one of the guys I met at the dance here in the mansion - just tellin' ya so ya know I'm not keepin' anything secret.

His name is Barker and he's George's friend, but he's not rich like George or anything.

He's called a brewer cause he makes beer and delivers it around to taverns and stuff.

He says he's gonna visit again next week ... he's cute ... and tall ,,, and has amazing eyes that're a wicked blue ...

Wow, I can almost see your hormones going haywire. You need to keep yourself in check. If anything does go terribly wrong, it's not that simple to bring you back to the 21st century. It's not a quick and easy fix like a time machine. So make sure you keep your head on straight for now. 


First introduced in Canada in the 17th century by European settlers, the first commercial brewery was opened in Quebec in 1668 when there was a surplus of grain and a shortage of safe water to drink.  

In 1786, John Molson began the first of what was to become modern breweries in Canada.

Until prohibition, the illegal manufacturing, storing in barrels or bottles, consuming or possessing of liquor was illegal from 1907 until the mid-1920s, (except for Prince Edward Island where it lasted until 1948). Until this time, Canadian breweries will thrive.

Although three major multinational companies will account for approximately 90% of beer sales in 2012, there will be a 50% increase in the number of independent breweries between 2010 and 2015. 
In 2015 there will be 640 licensed breweries in Canada, and beer will be the country's most popular alcoholic beverage.