TORONTO, ON – A new book exploring the early history of brewing in Toronto is set to be released soon by The History Press.
Lost Breweries of Toronto is the latest book from syndicated beer columnist Jordan St. John. A companion volume of sorts to Ontario Beer – a collaboration between St. John and Alan McLeod that was released earlier this year – Lost Breweries of Toronto is described by the publisher as follows:
Breweries lined the streets and rivers of early Toronto thanks to settlers like William Helliwell, John Doel and Joseph Bloore, all of whom established the city’s beer industry. Step inside the lost landmarks that brought intoxicating brews to the masses in Toronto and helped define the moral and industrial development of North America’s fourth-largest city. Explore the palatial Victorian breweries of John Aldwell and Eugene O’Keefe. From the early days when brewing was a necessity of daily life to modern industrial consolidation, Jordan St. John uncovers the history of these long-demolished castles of industry. Return to the heady and historic flavours of Toronto’s lost breweries through rare photographs, historical vignettes and a dash of reconstructed nineteenth-century recipes.
Lost Breweries of Toronto is a 160 page trade paperback with a suggested retail price of $21.99. It will be available soon at select book retailers, online at Amazon and Indigo, and directly from The History Press.