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Posted on December 15, 2015 by Kendra

December 15th was a momentous day in Ontario for beer retailing, with Loblaw Companies’ supermarkets being the first out of the gate to sell beer alongside other grocery items. Our co-founder, Greg, was joined by Ontario independent craft brewers and others in witnessing Premier Wynne purchase the first case of beer from the flagship urban Loblaws store at Lakeshore & Leslie, Toronto. Nineteen stores under the Loblaw banner – Fortinos, Independent Grocers, Loblaws, Real Canadian Super Stores, and Zehrs –began selling beer today in all corners of the province. Woot! Woot!   CITY STORE ADDRESS Ancaster Sobeys 977 Golf Links Road, Ancaster Aurora Sobeys […]


Posted on December 9, 2015 by Kendra

What’s better than finding the perfect gift for craft beer lovers? Knowing it’s arriving beautifully wrapped. Until December 25th, for $5 our brewery elves will wrap your parcel with premium custom paper and ribbon. Shop by December 11th and guarantee your package arrives by December 24th.  Visit now. We’ve got  three vintage inspired gift to impress your Secret Santa, host(ess) or loved one. Each item is made with the same passion and quality found in every bottle of Steam Whistle’s  Premium Pilsner.  Dozens of other ideas on our e-store, open 24-7 at Retro Garage Jacket -$119.95 “Fill’er up!” This […]


Posted on December 1, 2015 by Kendra

PROJECT ENGAGEMENT provides food hampers for our City’s needy. The Good Beer Folks at Steam Whistle have recently gotten involved with Project Engagement, a Toronto-based charity that works to alleviate poverty. The organization, whose annual food drive delivers a month’s supply of healthy fresh and packaged food to 400 families, was co-founded in 2004 by Councillor Michael Thompson and his friend, businessman, Vincent Gasparro. We recently caught up with Councillor Thompson to learn more about this worthwhile cause. Councillor Michael Thompson (right), Mayor John Tory (centre) among the many volunteers who helped pack hampers last year. Q:  What inspired you […]