Steam Whistle Brewing - February 2009 e-News
A Toast

A Toast to your Sweetheart

Who says Valentines Day is all about flowers and champagne? For guys and gals who like a good, honest drink, Steam Whistle Pilsner is a great gift. Utilizing only four all-natural, premium ingredients, this homegrown and independent Pilsner is golden and refreshing, and will balance any Valentine's meal with its clean, crisp finish.

If you are looking for a night out on the town, visit our website's LOCATOR for bars and restaurants serving our Pilsner, or for some suggestions on delectable recipes for cooking with beer, we have over 100 recipes for appetizers, main courses and even desserts. Some lovable recipes:
Swiss Cheese and Steam Whistle Fondue
Steam Whistle Shrimp with Mango Sauce
Poached Pears with Rasp-beer-y Sauce

Pilsner Style Peanut BrittleAnd for your sweetheart with a sweet tooth, Steam Whistle introduces Pilsner-styled Peanut Brittle made especially for us by Northern Confections. Made with Ontario-grown red peanuts and Steam Whistle Pilsner, this sweet treat was unveiled at the Gourmet Food and Wine Expo where creator Todd Gibbons provided a cooking demonstration from the Food Network Chef Stage. The Pilsner-styled Peanut Brittle is now available at Steam Whistle's onsite retail store. The brittle comes in 230gm (12 oz) packages and sells for $10.00, taxes incl.

Steam Whistle in the Spotlight

50 Best

Steam Whistle named one of CANADA'S 50 BEST MANAGED COMPANIES.
On February 9th, Co-founders Greg Taylor and Cam Heaps accepted this national award on behalf of Steam Whistle's management team and staff. It was great to be honoured among such a group of Canadian success stories. Read More

Steam Whistle UNSIGNED

Steam Whistle UNSIGNED

Our next UNSIGNED Indie Music Concert happens March 6th in Calgary featuring Brasstronaut, The Summerlad and Library Voices. One of the best live music venues in Canada, The Palomino will be hosting the show with doors opening at 8pm with the $5 entry fee going to support Calgary's Truck Gallery.

To learn more about these bands, hear their music, or subscribe to our podcast visit

Check out past Unsigned Concert Photos.

Events at Steam Whistle

St. Patricks Day

Celebrate the most festive of Irish holidays at Steam Whistle's St. Paddy's Day party. Drink green beer, eat Irish stew, enjoy the Celtic Dancers and join in the merriment. All tickets available at the door for $10 in support of the St. Patrick's Day Parade. For a look at last year's revelry, visit our
St. Patrick's Day Photo Gallery

Saturday March 14th - Doors Open 3pm $10 tickets (at the door only)

Achilles Run

Ten years and counting! Achilles Canada, a non-profit organization that provides people with various disabilities an opportunity to receive the physical, psychological, and communal benefits of running, is hosting their annual St. Patrick's Day 5km Run/Walk. The finish line is just outside Steam Whistle Brewing and all race entrants are welcome post race for a beer, warm stew and Irish entertainment. To learn more, or register for the race, visit

Sunday March 15th, 10:15am race start

One Week - Movie Premiere and Contest

One Week Contest

The Canadian Indie film One Week tells the story of Ben Tyler (Joshua Jackson), in his mid-twenties, who when confronted with his mortality, decides to postpone treatment for a recent diagnosis and instead takes a cross-country trip on a vintage motorcycle. This attempt to live more fully starts off as an ill-defined venture and soon morphs into a cross-country odyssey from Toronto to Tofino, British Columbia.

The film includes cameos by Blundstone boots, Steam Whistle and Canadian rockers Joel Plaskett and Gord Downie.

The songs featured in the film read like a Who's Who of the Canadian indie music scene. Great Lake Swimmers, Stars, Sam Roberts, Wintersleep and Patrick Watson are among the artists.

To listen to music from the One Week soundtrack, visit

You could WIN 2 tickets to the Movie Premiere
on March 5th

Simply email and tell us one star from the film, your name and whether you'd want to attend the Calgary, Ottawa or Toronto Premiere.

Steam Whistle Mail Bag

Steam Whistle Mail Bog

"I have visited many breweries in the United Kingdom and also Bruges (Belgium), Amsterdam (Netherlands), Prague (Czech Republic) and Tokyo (Japan) but have never fallen in love with a brewery like I did with yours. The beer was superb, light, crisp and refreshing.... just perfect. The brewery was unique, the girl who showed us round was charming, friendly and knowledgeable, and the eco friendliness of your brewery was something that deserves a big thank you. It is a small brewery with a big heart and I hope you go on to achieve every success you deserve."
Chris, Durham, England.

"My wife and I were in Toronto over the weekend for a tour of your brewery. We enjoyed ourselves tremendously. Being environmentally conscious individuals, we were happy to hear that your facility was powered by Bullfrog technology. It was also very interesting to learn about all the other green initiatives that you are involved in. We love supporting Canadian companies that provide excellent products, especially during such harsh economic times. That being said, we would much rather support companies that are environmentally conscious, like Steam Whistle Brewing. We had the pleasure of having Ted as our tour guide and he was great. You can definitely tell that he enjoys his job. Very informative, great personality and pleasant, just like the rest of your staff. Thanks again for such a wonderful experience."
Guillaume and Karen, Gatineau, Quebec


Kevin of Barrie, Ontario sent us this picture of himself in a Steam Machine T-shirt and Steam Whistle-filled tool belt getting ready to compete in the Lowes and Rock 95 Renovation Contest being held at the newest Lowes Store in Barrie. "I am going to build some sort of project for a chance to win $5k in Lowes gift cards. I never take on any home improvement project without Steam Whistle."

We always say that there is no better reward than a cold Steam Whistle after a hard day's work.

The Good Beer Folks Blog

Announcing the launch of
The Good Beer Folks Blog
. Check it out and keep up to date on what's been happening from several different points of view.

Art Shows in the Steam Whistle Gallery - February/March

Cut to the Drummer

Cut to the Drummer
50 Portraits of 50 Drummers by 50 Artists - February 5th to 27th

This month-long exhibition offers art and music fans the chance to view and purchase unique and often startling portraits of some of the most famous and infamous drummers in music's history


Opening Fri Mar 20th 6-10pm and on display until April 5th.

An Entomological art exhibition by a group of Toronto artists from the Queen St. Scene. Creating as painters, illustrators, graffiti artists or working in metal, Nancy Draws, RUNT, Sam Ferrara, Vesna, Fiona Smith and Joey Dammit have put together a truly unique show.

Beer and Your Health

Brendan Fox of contacted us a while back about a new series of exercises he'd created called Boozer Bootcamp. Sounds contradictory, I know, but what Brendan proposes is that you hold a can (or bottle) of Steam Whistle during your exercises to help focus attention on core strength and stability.Fox Fitness 1

1. Begin in a V-sit position on the ground, knees bent up and feet held off the ground. Hold an open can in your hands.

Fox Fitness 2

2. Bring the can from side to side, down across your hips. Keep the can steady and don't spill! Complete 20 repetitions in a set. Rest. Do another set.

PS - we think it's OK if you drink the open can at the end of your exercises. You deserve it!

Thanks for including Steam Whistle in your many and varied celebrations!
From the Good Beer Folks,