Did you attend our “Drinking in Berlin’s History” walking tour? If so, you might be interested in these learning resources for a deep dive into the taverns, inns, saloons & beer industry of early Berlin, Ontario, now Kitchener. Todd Bowman, researcher and guide for the Drinking in Berlin’s History walking tour, used some of these resources when developing the walk.

Drinking in Berlin's History was a similar story across many Ontario towns. Book cover for "Try to Control Yourself" by Dan Malleck.

Happy reading!

For a Canada-wide context:

For Ontario-specific history and reading

Local Waterloo Region drinking history

  • The Breweries of Berlin – Berlin Vernacular Blog
  • “Set Up Another Round: Three Kitchener Hotels” by rych mills, in Waterloo Historical Society Annual Volume #90 (2002). Available at Kitchener Public Library.

Do you know about other Drinking history resources or connections we should know about?

We love to hear from people that have been on our walks If you have resources about beer and alcohol in Waterloo Region, please contact us!