Posted on May 28, 2013 by Marina

Great news for fellow Good Beer Folks!

Our 500 ml cans are now available in British Columbia – just in time for summer, cottaging and camping.


“We’ve had customers requesting this for a while…Cans are the favourite package for BC residents, and whether sports and outdoor enthusiasts, or backyard BBQ-ers alike, we’d love to have them all enjoying our Pilsner cans this summer” - Cam Heaps, co-founder.

We’ve been available in BC since 2009 and we feel very fortunate for the success we’ve had in the province. We even won a favour in The Georgia Straight annual Reader’s Choice Awards “The Golden Plates”, taking 1st place in the category BEST BEER BREWED OUTSIDE OF B.C. Thanks for the support folks!


BC is one of the most exciting markets in Canada for craft beer. As a matter of fact, Canadian craft brewers have registered +16% growth in draught and +11% in packaged sales while the major brewers, now foreign-owned, have experienced declining sales of between 4% and 6% (BCLDB’s 2012 Last Quarterly Review). Way to go fellow craft breweries!!!

BC residents also prefer their beer out of cans. It is reported that more than half of the beer sold annually is in aluminium packaging. To top it off, aside from the BC buyer preference, cans are more eco-conscious due to the energy savings when this lighter packaging travels from our brewery in Ontario to BC. Sounds like a win-win.

Did you know in Europe the standard “tall can” of beer and cider is 500ml as opposed to the North American standard 473ml?


Where are these 500ml cans of Steam Whistle Pilsner available?

Check our website locator or visit these locations:

Vancouver:  Lola’s, Liquor Depot on Broadway, Pacific Spirits, Darby’s, Bimini’s, Broadway Liquor Store, Burrard Liquor Store, Dunbar GLS, 8th & Cambie GLS, Jericho GLS, Rickshaw, Legacy Liquor Store, Brewery Creek, Granville Liquor Store, Fairview Liquor Store, The Raven Liquor Store (North Van)

Bowen Island: Bowan Island Liquor Store.

Kelowna: Caps Liquor Store, Streaming Café, Jammers Liquor Store

Richmond: O’Hares Liquor Store

Kamloops: Lansdowne Central Liquor Store

Surrey: Big Ridge Brewing Liquor Store

Penticton: Westminster Liquor Store, Penticton Signature BC Liquor Store

Vernon: Vernon Square Liquor Store

Whistler: Nesters

Salmon Arm: Dixons LRS