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Posts from August 2012

Posted on August 28, 2012 by Marina

Steam Whistle started with a signature green glass bottle and we now have added green glass Growlers to our offerings from the Roundhouse. What is the origin of a Growler? Before bottled beer became economical and common after industrialization in the mid-1800′s, in the US if one wanted beer outside of the pub, it was usually draught beer filled and carried out in a growler, aka a “can” or “bucket” of beer. Many different containers (including pitchers, other pottery or glass jars and jugs, etc) were used to carry beer home or to work – the most common “growler” was […]

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Posted on August 21, 2012 by Marina

If you like music, art, local produce, local people in a local paradise then the Greenbelt Harvest Picnic is for you. The Greenbelt Harvest Picnic is designed to raise awareness about the importance of the region’s local conservation lands, the arts, local agriculture and home gardening.   This event will take place Saturday September 1st at Christie Lake in Dundas, ON and will feature a stellar line up. Feist, Emmylou Harris, Daniel Lanois with Brian Blade, Gord Downie & The Sadies, Sarah Harmer, Mix Master Mike, Jesse Cook, Brady L. Blade Sr. & the Hallelujah Train, the Dinner Belles, Lee Reed […]

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Posted on August 14, 2012 by Marina

Ben decided to get an outsider’s perspective on life as a Steam Whistle Home Delivery driver, bringing his girlfriend Vanessa Vakharia, on the road for a day. They called it the “Take Your Girlfriend to Work Day”. Here’s what she thought: What was the highlight of your day working Home Delivery? Oh MAN that’s a toughy. Okay, I’d say a toss up between the explosive joy on people’s faces when we roll up to their cribs with 30 Litres of golden goodness, and the satisfaction of chugging my hard-earned post-work beer, fresh from the brewery! What was the most surprising […]

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