Steam Whistle Brewing - July 2009 e-News

Happy Relaxing Contest:

Steam Whistle Happy Relaxing Contest

Contest Closes Today!!!

Steam Whistle would like to welcome you to Toronto to enjoy some of the best our city has to offer! Enter online at for your chance to win a weekend getaway in Toronto courtesy of Steam Whistle Brewing. The prize pack includes: 1 night stay for 2 in a Deluxe Room at the Radisson Hotel Admiral Toronto-Harbourfront, just steps from Steam Whistle's door, $100 gift certificate to Fred's Not Here Smokehouse and Grill, proudly serving Steam Whistle Pilsner, and A Steam Whistle Brewing gift pack with 2 Steam Whistle brewery tour passes, 2 'Truck' Tees, 1 Steam Whistle Wall Mounted Bottle Opener, and a 4-pack of Steam Whistle glassware! The contest runs until July 17, 2009... Good luck and Cheers!

Estore Feature:

Steam Whistle Retro Cooler

Retro Cooler
Our online store is a huge success thanks to Steam Whistle fans all over the world! Shop online and find your favourite Steam Whistle merchandise. It's summer, so this month we're featuring our Retro style Steam Whistle cooler - just what you need to keep your Pilsners cold while enjoying the sunshine. This custom built collector's item will not only keep up to 18 Steam Whistle cans or 12 Steam Whistle bottles cold, it's sure to impress everyone at the bbq!

Beer After Exercising:

Did you know it's Better To Drink Beer After Exercise Than Water?

Beer enthusiasts may be on the brink of a discovery about sport conditioning today, that Greats like Babe Ruth may have known for years. Researchers at The University of Granada suggest a pint of post-workout beer is better at rehydrating the human body than water. Their study gathered 25 students and worked them to almost exhaustion. They then gave half the group a pint of Spanish Lager, the other half a glass of water. The result: rehydration effects in those given beer were slightly better than those who were given only water. Researchers attribute thirst being quickly quenched and the replacement of calories lost during physical exertion, to the carbon dioxide and carbohydrates in beer. Another reason to love your Steam Whistle Pilsner, but in moderation, of course!

The Ride to Conquer Cancer:

Steam Whistle at the Ride to Conquer Cancer

The Ride to Conquer Cancer is the largest event Steam Whistle sponsors in the year. As the official beer for this 200km race from Toronto to Niagara, this year we served over 13,800 donated servings of our Pilsner to many of the 3,350 well deserving cyclists and their supporters at the half way point end of Day 1, and at the finish line on Day 2. Steam Whistle not only congratulates all participants of the race, but is extremely proud to be a part of an event that was able to raise a reported $14.5 million for cancer research! Wow! Way to go riders!

I was a participant in the Ride to Conquer Cancer last weekend. At the end of each day I had the pleasure of enjoying cold free Steam Whistle beer - it tasted so good and was very cold!! You have a great beer, and now you have a new customer. Most important, I want to thank you for sponsoring the Ride to Conquer Cancer. Thank you,
Douglas Gray - Barrie,ON
I am late in sending you guys a huge thank you for all your support in the Ride to Conquer Cancer. As per last year, your team received a huge ovation from our 3000 person party tent at Camp Ceremonies on Saturday night. Thank you in helping us get one step closer to our vision to "Conquer Cancer in Our Lifetime". Steam Whistle's presence at the event makes it that much more special - and our riders / fundraisers absolutely appreciate it.
Best, Steve Merker, The Ride to Conquer Cancer

Steam Whistle Mail Bag:

Steam Whistle Tour Photos
Hi there, I came on a tour a few weeks ago and our tour guide, Mattie, suggested I send in a few pics I took from the tour. My friends and I had a great time in Toronto, and our last stop before we hopped on our plane was the Steam Whistle Brewery! It was the perfect ending to our trip, and I will recommend this tour to anyone visiting Toronto. Mattie was also an excellent guide! Thanks for the fun! Best, Jodi Kanter
I wanted to drop a quick note to tell you how much I enjoy your beer. I have only recently made the switch to Steam Whistle and it seems to taste even better in this recent heat. Thanks for your time and keep up the good work. Steve Hunter
Hello, I'm a country boy from ouside Ottawa. I ws recently turned onto your beer and I won't be looking back, simply put: awesome beer!! Great taste, clean looking bottles and I even recieved a vintage opener in my case! Whatever you do, just keep on keepin' on becuase your product is fantastic! Nothing like a ice cold Steamwhistle on the front porch after a long day of work. Again, thanks for a fantastic beer. I hope to make it to Toronto someday for a tour of your facility. Best Regards, Robbie Sadler, A satisfied customer.
I just thought that you would like to know, Steam Whistle was this year's best tasting beer at my family's Annual Fathers Day Beer Tasting Challenge. We each picked a theme, for example mine was Independent Breweries of Ontario, of which Steam Whistle advanced to the finals and eventually won. The competition consisted of beers from Holland, Germany, Mexico, The Carribean, The Orient and Mexico. Thank you for making great beer, Best Regards, John Vandelaar
"Great beer. Proud of the fact that it is a Canadian beer, from Toronto as well" Daniel B, Survey Respondent.

Upcoming Events:

Steam Whistle UNSIGNED - July 24 at the Broken City Social Club

Steam Whistle UNSIGNED (Calgary, Alberta), July 24, 2009 featuring Little Foot Long Foot, The Square Waves, and Mixylodian. Check out for details.

Toronto's Festival of Beer, August 6-9 2009. A celebration of Canada's rich brewing history, hosted by experts of the brewing craft from around the country. Visit our events calendar for details.

Muskoka Beer Festival, August 29, 2009. Great music, great food and the best Beer in Ontario! Visit our events calendar for details.

New Video page on our Website:

BRAND NEW! Check out the greatest and latest Steam Whistle Videos on our website

Golden Tap Awards:

Steam Whistle at the Golden Tap Awards

It's that time of year again! The voting for the 2009 Golden Tap Awards has opened and we need your support! Steam Whistle Pilsner was voted BEST BEER BREWED IN THE GREATER TORONTO AREA in 2008 and 2004. They've changed some of the categories this year, so check out their new website, live at Don't delay’Ķplace your vote today!

New Accounts:

You can now enjoy Canada's Premium Pilsner at the following locations:

  • Red Lobster, 3200 Dufferin St., North York Ontario.
  • Red Lobster, 20 Dundas St. W., Toronto Ontario.
  • Red Lobster, 1790 The Queensway, Etobicoke Ontario.
  • D'Arcy McGees, 44 Sparks Street, Ottawa Ontario.
  • Fergus and Bix, 2000-873 85 Street SW, Calgary Alberta.
  • Asian Monsoon, 785 Queen Street West, Toronto Ontario.
  • Cafe Crepe, 246 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ontario.


Team Cedar Grilling, one of the best barbequing teams in the country, has created an exclusive Steam Whistle Pilsner recipe that is only available in the summer issue of TAPS, Canada's Beer Magazine. This recipe takes BBQ chicken wings to a whole new level! The Ultimate Beer wing recipe took weeks to perfect and Steve Adams of Team Cedar Grilling says, "This is the best wing recipe I have ever developed’Ķ and the addition of Steam Whistle really knocks this one out of the park". You can pick up your copy of TAPS at a Chapters/Indigo location, in select pubs and restaurants or through subscription at for all things beer!

20 minute Supper Club:

Looking for fast, healthy and tasty recipes? Check out the recently launched for great meal ideas, including several recipes featuring Canada's Premium Pilsner. Delicious food + delicious Pilsner = good summer fun.

Links to Steam Whistle Pilsner Recipes:

Enjoy the warm sunshine, good friends and your favourite brew, from the Good Beer Folks.