A Nova Scotia man perhaps best known for his beer died Thursday.


Bruce S. Oland died in hospital at age 91, several local media outlets reported.


Oland served as president of Oland and Son Ltd., from 1964 to 1971, but started working for the family company straight out of college. He retired from the brewery business in 1976, according to allNovaScotia.com.


But good drink wasn’t his only accomplishment.

Oland was named to the Order of Canada in 2006, served in the Canadian military for decades, was Halifax’s honorary Consul General of Japan and dedicated himself to a range of community and charity work.

Oland and Son Ltd. was founded in 1867 and sold to Labbatt in 1971.