Archives Photos of the Day: Beer

Comments 2 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Although yesterday’s numbers haven’t yet been tallied, it’s estimated that 49 million cases of beer were consumed during last year’s Super Bowl1. While everyone slides back into work this morning I figured an ale-themed archive photo roundup would be in order.


1890 – Employees of Doering and Marstrand Brewery in Mount Pleasant. Archive item# Dist P18.


1912 – Group of local men drinking beer. Archive item# CVA 7-196. Photographer: James L Quiney.


1926 – Men crating beer at Vancouver Breweries. Archive item# CVA 99-3071. Photographer: Stuart Thomson.

All history on Vancouver Breweries leads back to one man: Henry Reifel2. He started Brewery Creek on Main and 16th in 1888, he built Canadian Brewing and Malting by 1908, and later amalgamated several companies to form Vancouver Breweries. The brewery as located on 11th and Yew, and was eventually sold to Carling O’Keefe.

Doering & Marstrand Brewery in Mount Pleasant was also sold by Charles Doering and became a part of Vancouver Breweries3. Doering had a saloon on Water Street called the Stag & Pheasant.


1926 – Vancouver Breweries at 11th and Yew. Archives item# CVA 99-3063. Photographer: Stuart Thomson.


1944 – Vancouver Breweries. VPL Accession Number: 15984. Photographer: Leonard Frank.


1932 – Vancouver Breweries. Archive item# CVA 99-2637. Photographer: Stuart Thomson.


1935 – Vancouver Breweries. VPL Accession Number: 11572. Photographer: Leonard Frank.


1935 – Vancouver Breweries. VPL Accession Number: 11570. Photographer: Leonard Frank.


1935 – Vancouver Breweries. VPL Accession Number: 15985. Photographer: Leonard Frank.


1942 – Vancouver Breweries delivery wagon. Archive item# CVA 1184-1531. Photographer: Jack Lindsay.

1 Source: 680 News
2 Source: Chuck Davis’ Vancouver History
3 Source: Chuck Davis’ Vancouver History

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  1. Margy YoungFriday, January 18th, 2013 — 2:24pm PDT

    RE: 1890 – Employees of Doering and Marstrand Brewery in Mount Pleasant. Archive item# Dist P18.

    Charles Doering, my great grandfather is in the picture. 4th man from the left, by beer barrel with tap, above man laying on ground.

  2. Jenny BusbyTuesday, December 10th, 2013 — 9:32am PDT

    Two of my ancesters worked all their working life for The Vacouver Brewery from 1921 until one died in 1936 and the other until he retired around 1955. I would love to know if there are any records of employees left.

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