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Posted on September 29, 2016 by Kendra

This is a guest post by our Brewing Team Lead, Erica McOustra. This August I had the pleasure of attending Canada Malting’s 2016 Course along with 40+ other brewing professionals from across North America. The week long course provided a fascinating look into barley growth including varieties, quality, procurement, as well as malting theory, practice, and malt handling in the brewery. We also had a great time out in the fields talking to farmers, checking out barley elevator storage systems, seeing the lab where the various malting analyses are performed, as well as hiking, climbing mountains, drinking beers, and of […]


Posted on September 27, 2016 by Kendra

Throughout the Oktoberfest season we are gifting drinkers with a complimentary 1L Lederhosen stein with a purchase of 2 x 6 packs of our Pilsner at the liquor stores below. This promotion is for a limited time while quantities last, so pick yours up today! Mission Liquor Store Kelowna Metro Liquor Kelowna Kelowna Berezan Willoughby Liquor Store Langley Riders Liquor Store Langley Clayton Liquor Store Langley Tobys Liquor Store North Vancouver North Vancouver Jack Lonsdale Liquor Store North Vancouver Edgemont Liquor Store North Vancouver Squamish Liquor Store Squamish Central City Liquor Store Surrey Legacy Liquor Store Vancouver Cedar Cottage Liquor […]


Posted on September 21, 2016 by Kendra

As part of our diligent Quality Assurance at Steam Whistle, our lab techs Colin, Annabel and Trish have been running an internal taste panel for the past 14 years. This taste panel occurs weekly on Friday mornings and is made up of people from various departments of our brewery who have discerning palates. “You mean your job is to taste beer at 10 am every Friday?” You might be surprised to learn it’s actually not as easy as it sounds. Here’s what we look for in our taste panels… Since our Pilsner is all-natural and unpasteurized, the quality can be […]