Learn a little about the Beer Collectors Club of Niagara and the people who drive it.
To say Larry has been an important part of where BCCA Niagara is today is vastly understated. Without Larry’s tireless work day in and day out, there would be no BCCA Niagara. He
A few words from Larry:
Hello, my name is Larry, I live in Niagara and have been sort of collecting beer related items for 30 years. It was a surprise for me to discover that a club existed for people to join and attend events where people were
This hobby is an extension of my job..... being a beer salesman for more than 30 years.
My collection of beer stuff is made up of items from beers that I presently drink or from the breweries I have worked for over the years.
That means..... I collect Black Label and Laurentide Beer items and I drink Genesee Cream Ale.... which means I have a Genesee collection of beer items.
Learning about the former Niagara breweries back in the early 1900's...has caused me to start collecting items from Cronmiller and White Brewery...Welland Brewery and Taylor and Bate Brewery.
I will collect beer caps, bottle openers, neon signs, metal serving trays, coasters and just about anything else.
The best part about being a member of the Niagara club for me..... is all the NEW people I have met and made friends within our hobby. I have made friends with people all over the map...which means I am traveling on weekends to breweriana trade shows in New York State and farther.
Of course, we enjoy a couple beers as we come together at events.
Tom has been a brewery collector for over 30 years, specializing in Taylor & Bate brewery items from a brewery located in St.Catharines, Ont. He specializes in collecting clear glass bottles, and his knowledge of all brewery items makes him a valuable member and great historian for BCCA Niagara.
Kevin Brain Kevin always has the club’s best interest in mind. He has gone over and above getting us organized with storage facilities and provides the club with great exposure in new areas of the Niagara Region. Kevin has a fantastic two
The BCCA Niagara Chapter is a club for people who have an interest in brewery collectible items. Whether a person is just interested, wants to collect or trade those items. The BCCA Niagara Chapter is the place to be!! This club is about making new friends, helping one another and enjoying fun times together. Coming together because of the common interest in brewery collectibles. Members of the Niagara club will enjoy meeting on the third Monday of each month at different locations. We travel to different parts of the Niagara Region to visit a collection of one of our members, interesting bars that have contributed to our trade shows and we also go to craft breweries. Members also help to organize our annual trade shows, while making new friends along the way.
For $10.00 yearly membership fee a person can become a member and whether a person has a strong or weak understanding of the hobby. Present members will welcome those who want to join the BCCA Niagara.
BCCA…Brewery Collectables Canadian Association- Niagara Chapter
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