Past Openers
The Water Tower Opener

Watter Tower History

Water Tower

Steam Whistle’s iconic water tower, erected in 1929, once held 60,000 gallons for Canadian Pacific Railway operations at The John Street Roundhouse. Locomotives which pioneered our nation, required vast quantities of water heated in boilers to propel steam engines, make electricity for the trains, heat the passenger cars, and blow off train-mounted steam whistles - the signature sound of the Steam Era. Today, our water tower is a much-loved beacon, guiding and welcoming you to our brewery doors. It’s a fitting icon for our 2016 In-case Opener.

Visit the home of Steam Whistle Brewing, for a taste of Canadian History.

Opener Tag Artwork Opener Tag Artwork

Opener Tag Artwork

Steam Whistle fan and visual artist extraordinaire, Rob Taylor has hand drawn most of the brewery’s icons beginning with our cars…

Painting our Water Tower Painting our Water Tower

Painting our Water Tower

When we moved into the Roundhouse in the fall of 1999, the water tower was a rusty relic of its former-self. We called on a local painter…

Most Photographed Spot Most Photographed Spot

Most Photographed Spot

Turns out our green beacon of a water tower is the most photographed site in downtown Toronto according to geo-tagged interactive maps…

Cheers!
Do one thing really, really well.

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Steam Whistle’s GUARDIANS OF QUALITY: Ensuring “Quality & Freshness” in our beer, for all!

Since we opened in the year 2000, Steam Whistle Brewing has been employing a small army of technicians who have been defying gravity with their draught installations and combatting the forces of aging & microbiology to ensure that every pint, bottle or can of Steam Whistle Pilsner served to drinkers is top-notch. Photo: Service Dept. circa 2001. Expertise Our Guardians of Quality (formerly known as TEAM CLEAN) have more than 3 decades of combined expertise handling the intricacies of draught [...]

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