Ale Was King in 1890’s Kingston

Here’s an interesting account of beer drinking habits (i.e. ale drinking habits) in early Ontario. It comes from Alan McLeod, editor of A Good Beer Blog. In his post titled A City of 1890 In Love With Strong Ales, he describes his discovery of an August 6, 1890 travel piece in the New York Times about Kingston, Ontario . It contains a reference to the local preference for all things English – including ales – and the general lack of lager anywhere.


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