Trade show in Welland to highlight breweriana
By Sarah Ferguson Reporter Niagara Dailies Mon., Aug. 29, 2022
Larry Lemelin has quite the breweriana collection in his home and each piece has a memory attached to it.
For those uninitiated to the hobby, breweriana is a collection of items produced by breweries with beer names or bands on them, and includes everything from bottles, neon lights, caps, labels, pins and more.
Some of Lemelin’s favourite brands to collect are Laurentide, Genesee and Canadian Black Label. Lemelin has memories tied to each one.
Among his favourite breweriana items is a neon Laurentide Rock sign Lemelin said took him 20 years to find. To Lemelin, it serves as a reminder of sharing a beer with family in Quebec. “When I became of age, part of our family tradition was to enjoy that beer when we were in Quebec.”