Posted on April 18, 2012 by Marina

Our drivers not only have one of the most important jobs at the brewery but also one of the most exciting.

Being on the road with a truck full of Steam Whistle Pilsner usually never goes unnoticed and our drivers’ road stories are nothing short of exciting.


Here’s one of our drivers, Tim Tormey with his truck, at the 2nd oldest Beer Store (#3253) in Windsor.

Tim shares his favourite road story:

“When I first started at Steam Whistle in 2007, we had yet to send a truck to Thunder Bay and we were having trouble getting our empties back from the great white north.  So I packed up my son and took our maiden voyage around Lake Superior to investigate.

Of course when you’re taking a trip like this, you want to take in as much as you can (I still have the parking ticket from the Michipicoten police in Wawa).  When we came around the elbow of the lake, I had made a last second decision to turn off and visit the beautiful town of Marathon.  Talk about isolated!

We went to visit The Beer Store and LCBO where Steam Whistle was not listed at the time.  Turns out several people caught the truck as we were coming in and followed us.  They were all asking if Steam Whistle was coming to town as some were making the 3 hour drive to T-Bay or the 5 hour drive to the Soo to get their delicious nectar fix.  By the time I made it into The Beer Store, Kelly the manager just looked at me and said “I guess I have no choice but to bring in Steam Whistle now”, and we were listed on the spot.

We concluded our visit to Marathon by visiting a park overlooking beautiful Peninsula Bay.  Again, we were followed to the park and probably had about a dozen locals asking about our scrumptious Pilsner.  It was a scene that I will not soon forget and one of many reasons why I love Northern Ontario!”

Next time you see a Good Beer Folk out on the road – please say hi!

Cheers!