Steam Whistle Brewing E-Newsletter

Kick into Summer Issue

Free Retro Openers in cases NOW!

The 5th year in the offering, Steam Whistle has commissioned another original design for our vintage-inspired bottle opener and we're putting them in Suitcase 12packs of Steam Whistle Pilsner as a limited-offer 'thank you' to you, our customers. As you know, we package our Premium Pilsner in non-twist bottles. The superior seal that the crimp crown provides helps keep Steam Whistle Pilsner tasting brewery-fresh, but we know it might add some inconvenience when you have to locate an opener to get at your favourite brew. Don't look far! Free Retro Openers are in suitcase 12 packs at The Beer Store while supplies last.

New E-store Open for Business

We've revamped our on-line store and have been shipping Steam Whistle wares all over the globe. This month we're featuring the Steam Whistle Frisbee. This 175 gram official Ultimate standard Frisbee offers a great way to pass the lazy days of summer. $13.45 plus shipping and handling.

Steam Whistle in BC!

Let your Western Canada friends and family know that Steam Whistle is now available in British Columbia. These are the first outlets to carry Steam Whistle Pilsner:

  • Brewery Creek Cold Beer & Wine
    3045 Main St., Vancouver - phone (604) 872-3373
  • West Vancouver Liquor Store
    220 16th St., West Van - phone (604) 926-1339
  • 25th Street Liquor Store
    2472 Marine Dr, West Van - phone (604) 926-9463
  • 6 Mile Liquor Store
    498 Island Hwy, Victoria - phone (250) 391-4458
  • Kitsilano Cold Beer & Wine
    2289 W Broadway, Vancouver - (604) 733-7155

Steam Whistle's Green Story told by Canadian Embassy

Green Toronto Awards

Last month Steam Whistle Brewing was awarded the Environmental Award of Excellence at the Green Toronto Awards. As word got around, the Canadian Embassy in Washington called to include Steam Whistle's Green Story in their American Earth Week celebrations. Listen in to their podcast with Steam Whistle's Director of Marketing, Sybil Taylor.

Art Shows at Steam Whistle

The International Year of Astronomy 2009 (IYA2009) is a global celebration of astronomy and its contributions to society and culture, stimulating worldwide interest not only in astronomy, but in science in general, with a particular slant towards young people. A new selection of astronomical images, created by amateur and professional astronomers, photographers and artists from across Canada and celebrating 2009 as the International Year of Astronomy, is on display at Steam Whistle Brewing's gallery from May 27th to June 26th, 2009.

Steam Whistle Home Brew Award

For 8 years, Steam Whistle Brewing has been a supporter of the Images Film Festival here in Toronto, a festival that showcases independent and experimental film and video. Steam Whistle created and sponsors the "Home Brew" award to recognize the talent and promise of a local filmmaker. This honour includes a prize purse of $500 and was awarded this year to Oliver Husain. Check out his winning project:

"In the Lab" Podcast

Ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes in a brewery lab? Steam Whistle's Quality Assurance Technician, Colin Banting (yes, he is related to famous Canadian Sir Frederick Banting, Nobel Prize Winner and co-discoverer of Insulin). Colin was recently interviewed by Beer Authority, Mirella Amato. Check out Colin's podcast on Mirella's website and learn about the world of brewery microscopes and beakers.

Father's Day

Not sure what to give Dear Old Dad for Father's Day? Well Steam Whistle offers plenty of options. Our popular Wall-Mounted Opener will be featured in select LCBO stores and includes 2 bottles of Steam Whistle Pilsner for $27.95. Or, bring home a Suitcase 12pack of Steam Whistle Pilsner that you can share while you cook him a BBQ dinner (available at The Beer Store across Ontario for $23.95). Or, bring Dad down to the Roundhouse and he'll receive a FREE brewery tour on us.

Steam Whistle Mail Bag

"Steam Whistle Rocks! This past Sunday, I was at the sold out concert for the new super group' "Chickenfoot". The bass player had a cooler full of Steam Whistle beer and passed them out to the band. The lead singer was raving about it. He liked the beer so much that he actually poured out his 'Corona' and kept drinking the Steam Whistle! It was pretty cool how this American band talked about how they loved your beer to a sold out crowd. I thought it all went down pretty cool."
Dave W, Toronto

"A few classic wedding shots at Steam Whistle. Enjoy!"
Danya M, Toronto

"Upon learning that Steam Whistle Pilsner is now available in Vancouver: "This is such great news and I will dutifully pass along to all those of discerning tastes. And congratulations to you all as well - over the roughest of terrains, you have successfully united this fine land of ours with the cool green bottle. Many, many thanks."
Adam S & the people of BC

"I just thought I would drop you a line regarding the VIP tour we took last Saturday. I had purchased this tour through an auction supporting Dearhamwood Daycare. Overall, you should be very proud of the job your staff does, the tour, terrific, your beer, delicious, your staff, the mark of excellent customer service. Thank you for a wonderful experience".
Patti & Bill F

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First Time on the Airwaves!

Steam Whistle has launched its first ever Television Commercial. We were approached by agency Sharpe Blackmore with an unsolicited TV Ad concept they'd come up with and we instantly loved it! Beginning this week, airing in Ontario on CBC's The Hour with George Stroumboulopoulos, Steam Whistle will showcase its first foray into television. See the 30 second spot for yourself and feel free to send your feedback to

Steam Whistle at The Ride to Conquer Cancer

This weekend, Steam Whistle Brewing will be serving up tasty, cold Steam Whistle Pilsner to deserving cyclists in the 2nd Annual Ride to Conquer Cancer. Participants will be riding over 200km from Toronto to Niagara falls over June 13th & 14th in the hopes of surpassing last year's fundraising record of $14million. To donate or learn more, visit

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

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