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Posted on September 17, 2014 by Kendra

The traditional look for men visiting Oktoberfest is Lederhosen which loosely translates to “leather trousers,” they are actually leather shorts (knee-length or shorter). The lederhosen were worn as work-wear and typically made out of durable (and beer proof) leather or suede so they’re made to last. These leather breeches have played an important role in brewing German brewing history: In German tradition the ale-taster was supposed to have worn trousers made of stag’s leather. The “bierkieser” or beer tester would pour his stein out on the bench then sit in it for a whole hour to test the sugar levels […]

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Posted on September 5, 2014 by Kendra

  The debut of our “Last Spike” retro opener has inspired many people to start collecting. One of the most extensive Steam Whistle collections we’ve ever seen belongs to Chuck Skuce – Chuck has a man cave that any beer enthusiast would love to hibernate in all winter. He is also the creator of the Steam Whistle Retro Openers Facebook page, where fans can trade openers and share their collections with one and other. He’s a pretty crafty individual and created this Steam Whistle Retro Opener display board that sits proudly in the Marketing department and receives many oooh’s and […]

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Posted on September 4, 2014 by Kendra

You’ve heard about Einstein but have you heard about Mein-Stein? It’s when you purchase a Steam Whistle Oktoberfest beer stein at one of the locations below and the collectible stein is yours for keeps! Please note this list of retailers slated to receive our steins is current as of Sept 4th 2014. Historically our steins sell out quickly – some in a matter of hours, please call ahead to avoid disappointment.   Alymer Ruby’s Cookhouse Ancaster Coach & Lantern Brampton Pickle Barrel Brockville Buds on The Bay Campbellford Capers Carleton Place Waterfront Gastro Pub Casselman Brian’s Bar & Grill Dundas Collins Brewhouse […]

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