Sub-sub-series F-318-1-5-2 - What's Brewing (CAMRA Canada)

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What's Brewing (CAMRA Canada)

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  • 1990 (Creation)
    Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) Canada

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0.4 cm of textual records

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(ca. 1978-1992)

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The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) Canada was an advocacy organization based in Quebec and Ontario, formally incorporated under the national Cooperative Corporations Acts in January 1982. Its origins, however, trace back to 1978, when a homebrewers' cooperative was established in Montreal as CAMRA Montreal. Almost simultaneously a similar organization developed in Ottawa, and the two fused in the national organization created in 1982.

CAMRA Canada shared the overall philosophy and general aims of the UK Campaign for Real Ale that had been established in 1971 to revive the production of traditional cask-conditioned beer. There was no formal affiliation, however, as CAMRA UK has no provision for international branches. CAMRA Canada was a national organization with local chapters, and it produced a regular newsletter called (like CAMRA UK's) What's Brewing from 1982 to 1992. For its relationship to BC's CAMRA organization, see the SFU AtoM entry on CAMRA BC. By the mid-1990s, CAMRA Canada was defunct and the newsletter no longer appeared.

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Sub-sub-series consists of a copy of a 1990 issue of CAMRA Canada's What Brewing newsletter (Vol. 7, No. 3).

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Copyright in the materials would likely have belonged to CAMRA Canada. It is not clear to whom the copyright passed after the dissolution of the organization. For more information on use of third-party copyright-protected works, see the note on Terms governing use in the fonds-level description.

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May 2023: sub-series established and first described.

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  • English

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