Monday, April 11, 2016
Brewery Business in Grey County topic of April meeting of GCHS
Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at 1:30 pm Durham
In 1853 Jacob Kuntz transported his wife and family to Canada from Germany. He brought with him a tradition of brewing German lager beer and established a brewery in the small German speaking village of Carlsruhe in Bruce County. In his unique will, Jacob Kuntz left the Lion Brewery to his 18 year old grandson, David Schwan. Later David and his brother William expanded the operation to Owen Sound, a bustling, raucous harbor town overflowing with sailors and dockworkers with a strong thirst for beer and whiskey. Four generations of the Schwan family survived in the brewery business even in the face of temperance movements and prohibition. Guest speaker Terry Schwan will be talking about the Schwan Breweries in Carlsruhe and Owen Sound and connections to other breweries in the area including the Eaton Brewery in Owen Sound.
Coordinator: Frank Bassingthwaite 519.538.3661
Location: Zion Hall, Knox United Church, Durham 236 Garafraxa St. North, Durham Park Behind the church