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Category Archive for: brewing

Posted on January 21, 2014 by Marina

Brewing is an art and a science and we love to answer your questions to help spread beer knowledge.  Thanks to Colin (our assistant Brewmaster) for taking the time to answer your questions. And thank you also for brewing our delicious Pilsner.   1. “Why is the majority of beer 5% alcohol. How did that happen? Some guy decided one day “hey! 5% in every beer!”? (Jordan St John) Great question. We believe it all goes back to government taxation and alcohol content. Specifically, to reference  regulation 718: 1.  (1)  In the definition of “beer” in section 1 of the Act, the prescribed […]


Posted on January 29, 2013 by Marina

If you’re not yet familiar with the Brewmaster behind our Pilsner, it’s Marek Mikunda’s  knowledge and passion that goes into producing our craft Pilsner. A few weeks ago, our friends at Restaurant and Hotels Blog had a chat with Marek about his love of brewing, European beers vs Canadian beers, craft vs commercial, and what made him join the Good Beer Folks at Steam Whistle. R&H – Can you tell us about the Brew Master’s role in making beer? MM – As the Brewmaster, I am responsible for the entire process of brewing from the receipt of the first kernels of barley (and […]


Posted on June 28, 2012 by Marina

Last week, we celebrated Ontario Craft Beer Week with our fellow craft brewer friends. This was the third annual celebration of Ontario’s independent craft brewing industry with tasting events and opportunities in communities across the province. The aim of OCB Week is for the 29 OCB member breweries to bring craft beer awareness to Ontario residents.   Last year, LCBO sales of Ontario Craft Brewer products were 45% higher than the previous year. The LCBO have been huge craft beer supporters by offering high-quality products Ontarians can enjoy all year round to help grow the industry. After all, craft beer is a […]