Europeans who settle in Canada bring brewing knowledge with them.
First commercial brewery opened in Quebec City.
John Molson founded Molson Brewery in Montreal, QC.
Alexander Keith’s opens in Halifax, NS.
Carling brewery opens in London, ON.
On July 6th, a patent was issued by the Canadian Government to George Riley of Kington, Ontario for an “improved method of brewing ale, beer, porter and other malt liquors.”
Labatt Brewing Company opens in London, ON.
New Brunswick enacts a Provincial Prohibition on Alcohol. It is repealed the same year.
Susannah Oland opens Oland Brewery in Halifax, NS.
O’Keefe’s opens in Toronto, ON.
Prince Edward Island enacts a Provincial Prohibition on alcohol.
Saskatchewan enacts a Provincial Prohibition on alcohol.
Alberta and Manitoba follow with provincial prohibitions on alcohol.
*It is debated whether Ontario’s prohibition began this year, or ever did happen. Ontario made wines were legal in the province.
British Columbia and Newfoundland (not yet a part of Canada) ban alcohol. New Brunswick enacts a prohibition on alcohol for the second time.
Yukon bans alcohol.
Quebec prohibits the production and sale of alcohol.
Nova Scotia is the last province to prohibit alcohol.
By the end of 1927, all provinces have repealed prohibition on alcohol, while some dry counties still exist across the country.
The "stubby" beer bottle is introduced in Canada and becomes the standard for bottled beer in the country.
A number of breweries in Quebec increased the amount of cobalt sulphide in their beer to increase head retention. It resulted in the death of 20 people.
Strange Brew, a comedy starring Dave Thomas and Rick Moranis as two brothers who get jobs at a Canadian brewery on their quest for free beer, is released. It soon becomes a cult classic in Canada.
Canada’s first microbrewery, Granville Island Brewing, opens in Vancouver.
Unibroue opened in Quebec, focusing on Belgian style beers.
Molson & Labatt go to war over "Ice Beers". Both breweries claimed to have released the first Ice Beer in Canada.
*Ice Beers are made with a process of brewing at lower temperatures to make proteins and tannins precipitate at a faster rate.
Two mircobreweries open in Halifax, NS - Garrison Brewing & Propeller Brewing Co.
Molson releases their now famous "I Am Canadian" television advertisement, starring "Joe".
Gerard Comeau was stopped and charged by RCMP while bringing beer back to his home province of Quebec which he purchased in New Brunswick. The charges sparked a nationwide debate about free trade across provinces and cross border beer shopping.
Radical Road Brewing in Toronto, ON is the first Canadian brewery to brew beer with hop extraction technology.
The ultimate source for homebrewing supplies in Canada, BrewHQ, launches.