For the three years (2002, 2003, 2006), Steam Whistle Pilsner is voted Toronto's Best Microbrew and in 2007 NOW changes the category, which we still capture, Best Local Brewery!
In August 2005, The Ontario Brewing Awards named Steam Whistle the province's Best Pilsner.
In August 2004, The Golden Tap Awards were announced and the public named us GTA's BEST LOCALLY-PRODUCED BEER. We are honoured to receive this acknowledgement of our efforts.
Also in August 2004, the Judges from Toronto's Festival of Beer - Ontario's largest beer celebration and proclaimed our beer the winner in the BEST PILSNER category through a blind taste panel.
In 2002, we were voted the Best Beer at the Capital City Beer Festival, Ottawa.
November 2002, Steam Whistle wins Best Beer in Ottawa by the readers of Ottawa's Xpress Magazine.
Attendees at Ottawa's annual Wine & Cheese Show vote Steam Whistle Pilsner Ottawa's Favourite Beer, Fall 2002.
May 2001 Steam Whistle Pilsner received a perfect score in a 45 beer blind taste test by NOW Magazine, Toronto. They rated Steam Whistle as an "Excellent" beer.
November 2000, Harald Sowade, our original Brew Master, receives his career-best: a score of 95% (A+) on samples of Steam Whistle Pilsner sent to Doemens state-of-the-art Testing Institute for the international brewery and beverage industries. Having studied at Doemens, Harald made it a life practice of sending his brews to be tested - as a means to measure his personal achievement at different breweries against Doemens highly regarded standards.
In July 2000, The Globe assembled a panel of beer experts for a blind tasting of beers representing different styles and regions from across Canada. Steam Whistle Pilsner was voted "Tastiest Canadian Beer".