Canadian Packaging

Take a tour of Sleeman Breweries

Learn the history and see the Sleeman Brewery in action!

August 29, 2011
by Canadian Packaging Staff

In conjunction with PAC – The Packaging Association, Sleeman Breweries Ltd. is offering PAC members a chance to have lunch, take a tour and learn a little something about the famous roots of the beer-maker including pirates, bootlegging, and of course some darn fine beer!

With a lineage that extends over five generations, John Sleeman takes particular pride in his heritage. In fact, when it comes to beer tradition, his grandfather George A. Sleeman wrote the book on it – literally.

The Sleeman family’s brewing tradition in Canada extends back to 1834 when John H. Sleeman arrived in Ontario from Cornwall, England. By 1851, he started the first Sleeman brewery to be located in Guelph, Ontario, brewing small 100-barrel batches.

Sleeman Breweries has come a long way and grown a great deal under the enthusiastic guidance of current leader John Sleeman – it’s a fun tour with plenty of atmosphere. And there might even be beer…

Exclusive to PAC Members
Limited space available

Thursday, September 29th, 2011
Morning tour: 11:00 a.m.
Lunch: 12:15 p.m.
Afternoon tour: 1:15 p.m.

Sleeman Breweries Ltd.
551 Clair Road West
Guelph, Ontario
N1L 1E9

PAC Members
$50.00 + HST

Register online: BEER TOUR

Contact for more information:
Lindsey Ogle of the PAC – The Packaging Association at 416-646-4641 or via e-mail at

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