Lost Breweries of Toronto (Paperback)
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.
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.