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Mitch Taylor fonds
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5th anniversary material

File consists of copies of an invitation to Granville Island Brewing Company’s fifth anniversary, as well as correspondence, promotional photographs and a button relating to the event.

Administrative records

Sub-series consists of records relating to the administration and operation of Granville Island Brewing Limited. Includes records relating to its licensing; policies and procedures; employee management; information management systems; and general administrative tasks and forms.

The sub-series is arranged into three sub-sub-series:

An Analysis of the Brewing Industry in British Columbia

File consists of a report compiled by UBC Commerce 468 students “to analyse the brewing industry within its rapidly changing environment in preparation for a marketing analysis for Molsons Brewery of BC.” Much of the information was obtained through interviews with brewery executives, licensee retail store owners/employees, regulatory bodies and consumers.

Annual reports

Sub-sub-series consists of Granville Island Brewing Company Limited annual reports for the years 1985 to 1988.

Beer bottles

Sub-sub-series consists of Granville Island Brewing beer bottles and cases.

Beer bottles, tap handles and other brewing artefacts

Sub-series consists of Granville Island Brewing artefacts relating to the marketing and promotion of the brewery and the distribution of its products accumulated by Mitch Taylor. Includes beer bottles, tap handles, kegs, t-shirts, glasses and a sign.

Sub-series is arranged into six sub-sub-series:

Taylor, Mitch

Brewer's license

File consists of two photocopies of the original brewer’s license for Granville Island Brewing, issued on January 18, 1984.

Case number 1, Island Light, signed by Granville Island Brewing staff, May 3, 1988

File consists of the first case of Island Light pilsner beer produced by Granville Island Brewing, on May 3, 1988 at 2:45 pm. The beer contained 4% alcohol and was available in a closed container of twelve bottles or in draught. The case is signed by Mitch Taylor and GIB staff and features "The Island Light Story." Inside the case are eleven full bottles of Island Light (one with a blue bottle cap) and one empty Island Lager bottle.

Employee manual, 1986

File contains a copy of the 1986 Granville Island Brewing Employee manual. The manual includes policies and procedures for store operations, store administration and distribution, as well as bulletins, job descriptions and a “Retail Store Report” dated October 10, 1986. Includes information regarding the brewery’s suppliers, pricing, staff uniforms, and scripts for brewery tours.

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