Barrel beer

Wooden barrel from the Dawes brewery in Montreal. Metal-rimmed with a hole in the middle, it is corked. One of the bottoms is engraved with inscriptions and the rim is circled in green. The other base is missing.

  • Accession Number 2022.26.04
  • Period 19th century, 1st quarter of the 20th century
  • Materials bark, cork oak, metal, wood
  • Measurements 35,5 x 32,5 cm
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Historical context

From the 17th to the 19th century, coopers were important economic players. Many industries, including breweries, used barrels to store and transport their goods.

Dawes Brewery was founded in Lachine in 1811 by Thomas Dawes. It was the third largest brewery on the island of Montreal, after the Molson and Dunn breweries. An integral part of Lachine’s industrial boom, the family business was absorbed by the National Breweries ...

  • Accession Number 2022.26.04
  • Period 19th century, 1st quarter of the 20th century
  • Materials bark, cork oak, metal, wood
  • Measurements 35,5 x 32,5 cm
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© Pointe-à-Callière Collection, donation by Dave St-Martin, 2022.026.004
Photo by Victor Diaz Lamich

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