Susannah Oland

Susannah Oland was the founder of the present-day Moosehead Brewery in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She was in the brewery business for nineteen years. With her husband John and nine other employees, Susannah opened The Army and Navy Brewery in 1867, a name that came after their most appreciative customers.[1] In 1870, she sold the brewery and began another brewery named S. Oland, Sons and Co. Over the next eight years, the brewery faced two fires, but recovered after each. In 1886, Susannah Oland died, and the company went to her two sons, Conrad and George. (Moosehead's headquarters moved to St. John, New Brunswick. Another branch of the family produced Oland Brewery, which remained in Halifax. In 1971, the Halifax Olands sold their business to Labatt Brewing Co.)


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