Sweet, Richard Laurence

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Sweet, Richard Laurence

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Richard Lawrence Sweet was born in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, on 24 December 1949 but at a young age moved with his family to Saskatchewan. He completed his high school in Prince Albert and convocated from the University of Saskatchewan. He worked for the Saskatchewan Assessment Management Agency (SAMA) for over thirty years, based first in Regina but since 1977, in Saskatoon. His work with SAMA gave him an opportunity to travel extensively throughout the province. He was involved with numerous organizations, including the Saskatchewan Government Employees Union (SGEU); but his avocation was the history of brewing. He was a member of several brewerianist clubs, including the Big Chief Brewerianist Chapter, for which he served as treasurer and, most extensively, editor of the newsletter. His research lead to the publication of numerous articles on the history of beers and brewing, as well as extensive directories on Canadian breweries. He died from cancer on 2 September 2009.


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