Steam Whistle Brewing - July 2008 e-News
Can Now Available

Steam Whistle Pilsner is now available in Cans.

Our same great Pilsner is now being served in 500ml cans. Look for them at select LCBO Outlets and Beer Stores across Ontario for $2.70 a single can. NEW this week in Alberta are 4 packs with prices set by local retailers. Cans aren't just for boaters, golfers and campers. Chill one down to enjoy from your armchair on game day, or to toast an Indian Summer BBQ.

Beer Writer, Troy Burtch, praises Steam Whistle Cans on his site. Have a read!

Events Galore!

With the lazy days of summer behind us, Steam Whistle offers a packed line-up of fall events. Join in on a huge range of events across the province. There's sure to be something to satisfy your taste!

Steam Whistle UNSIGNED

Steam Whistle continues our impassioned support of Canadian Indie Music with a great line-up on our 8th UNSIGNED INDIE MUSIC NIGHT. Come out September 19th. Doors Open at 8pm with the bands hitting the stage 9pm. Expect great rhythms from The Framework, LIONESS and The Burning Hell with guest DJ-ing by Gary and Mike from These Electric Lives who played the very first UNSIGNED concert two years back with Woodhands! As always, Tickets are $5 at the door with 100% of ticket sales going to support the Artists Health Centre Foundation.

Click Here to listen in on some tracks from the bands, browse through our concert archives, subscribe to our Pod Casts or have a look at an Unsigned Video.

The Weekend to End Breast Cancer

The Weekend to End Breast Cancer – September 5-7th. Steam Whistle Brewing was proud to offer complimentary Pilsner to the thousands of participants in this year's 60km walk to raise funds for the treatment of Breast Cancer. The walk went through the streets of Toronto with the route passing right by our doors in Roundhouse Park. Congratulations to all the walkers who helped raise $13 million!

Sudbury Cinefest

Sudbury's International Film Festival – September 13-21 – is one of Canada's top 5 film festivals and currently celebrating its 20th year. Cinefest screens Domestic and World cinema in categories including: Features, Shorts, Animation, Children's, Documentary and Aboriginal programming with annual awards that include: CTV Best Ontario Feature Film; Bell Canada Audience Choice Award, and the National Film Board of Canada Carolyn Fouriezos Award for Best First Feature Film. Sponsored by Steam Whistle Brewing.


The Street Health Annual Fundraiser

The Street Health Annual Fundraiser – at Steam Whistle Brewing – September 16 – Having been a tradition for eight years, this year's event promises to be bigger and better than ever. Promoting awareness and support for homelessness, this evening will feature live musical entertainment by recording artists God Made Me Funky , an outdoor barbecue, a Traditional oyster bar hosted by Oyster Boy, Door prizes, Live raffle, Silent auction with fabulous prizes, Prizes for the three "funkiest" outfits, and "A Day in the Life" photography exhibit created by members of the homeless community, depicting their daily life experiences on the street through photography and stories.

Ottawa International Animation Festival

Ottawa International Animation Festival – Ottawa, September 17-21st. The Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF) is the largest event of its kind in North America, a major film event attracting attendees from around the world. Film buffs, art lovers and cartoon fans won't want to miss this year's great line up of screenings taking place at the ByTowne Cinema, the National Gallery of Canada, the Canadian Museum of Civilization and the Empire Theatres Rideau Centre. Sponsored by Steam Whistle Brewing.


Best Bites 2008

Best Bites 2008 – Cambridge, September 21st – The Cambridge Memorial Hospital Foundation and Rotary Club of Preston Hespeler proudly present the Taste of the Region on September 21. This event at Shades Mill Conservation Area is a truly glorious afternoon with a stunning array of bites and beverages, including Steam Whistle Pilsner. In 2007 over $50 000 was raised for the hospital foundation.

Steam Whistle Brewing's Green Initiatives Locallectual

Steam Whistle Brewing was recently selected as one of the first to be listed on an exciting new website: Locallectual is a Web 2.0 tool and community for consumers concerned with place of origin and manufacturing processes of consumer goods. Users can search by category of consumer goods, locale of manufacture, or filter by environmentally friendly and socially responsible criteria. Locallectual is a wiki-type site which allows its users to add to its content by submitting companies in all categories, and by adding ratings and reviews. The more people that participate in Locallectual, the better tool it becomes for everyone so do not be afraid to pass the word on.

Steam Whistle's Mail Bag

"Hey guys, My friend Kyle passed this on to me. He's the one who traded a red paper clip for a house. His book is coming out in Taiwan and the promo picture is worth checking out! "

In One Red Paperclip, Kyle takes you on a journey around the globe as he moves from paperclip holder to homeowner in just fourteen trades. With plenty of irreverent and insightful anecdotes and practical tips on how you can find your own paperclip and realize your dreams, he proves it's possible to succeed in life and achieve your dreams on your own terms. Quirky and inspirational, this story of a regular guy and a small, red, now-legendary paperclip will have you looking at your office supplies-and your life-in a whole new way.

From the blog "I'm in Toronto on vacation and spent a good portion of the morning at my favorite brewery – Steam Whistle Brewing. I have been to a LOT of brewery tours and have never experienced the level of customer service I have experienced at this particular establishment. We weren't in the door longer than 3 minutes when we had beers in our hands and a good conversation going with our host... We loved the tour’Ķand I can guarantee you I will continue to stock my fridge with Steam Whistle Pilsner and will definitely head back to Toronto to do another tour! Cheers to the Steamwhistle Brewery and their excellent staff."

"Hey – Just wanted to pass this along. We have launched a food blog covering one big meal that our Chef makes us every week. This week (check the second dish) we made a "*Lightly seared tofu coupled with baby artichokes and fennel, doused in Steam Whistle beer sauce and topped with alfalfa sprouts upon quinoa"
Cheers, Matthew

"Hi Guys, Love your beer, love it so much that I hiked 2 of them 1024m to the top of Fairview mountain in Lake Louise. This photo has Victoria Glacier in the background.

Canmore, Alberta

Art Shows in the Steam Whistle Gallery

It Figures – At Steam Whistle's Gallery until September 26th

The exhibition highlights how strangely beautiful and varied the human form is in its multitude of natural appearances. A range of approaches and philosophies expressing the 'common' human form are revealed; the dynamic comes in seeing each artist's interpretations displayed side by side. Open free to the public, Monday to Saturday 12noon to 6pm and Sunday 12noon to 5pm.

Click here for more details.

Golden Tap Awards

Steam Whistle Pilsner Claims Winning Title!

Thank you Beer Enthusiasts who voted Steam Whistle Pilsner BEST BEER IN THE GTA at the Annual Golden Tap Awards held at the Beer Bistro in August. The Awards are organized annually by with on-line voting naming beer, breweries, brew pubs and bars in a number of categories.

Steam Whistle Costume

Steam Whistle Fashion!

This picture requires an explanation: at the Annual Toronto Festival of Beer in August, part of the fun provided at the Steam Whistle Booth was the creation of customized hats made out of Steam Whistle 6 pack boxes. Matt Weed, pictured left, describes this photo as "My crowning achievement in box hat construction last weekend! Yeeeeaaaahhhh Booyyyiiiieee!!!!!".

Marco Li writes in:
"here you are brother! thx for the wicked costume!"

Steam Whistle Home Delivery

Home Delivery Stories

"Good Afternoon! I had to take the time to recognize the special effort that went into making my engagement party such a hit last weekend. Ryan's home delivery service was perfect! He had the keg delivered and setup in no time. The glassware and keg chiller were the special touch that really made this party stand out. Being a repeat and frequent customer, I wanted you to know that Ryan has consistently delivered the highest level of customer service that I have ever received, for any product. Please be sure he is recognized. Thanks again for all the hard work, and your fantastic product!"
Keenan C

"Annette and I want to say thanks for the home delivery at our bbq on Saturday. The beer was a hit, and we couldn't ask for a better set-up. We look forward to the next time"
Cheers, John K


If you have any Steam Whistle stories, please share with us.
Cheers, Sybil Taylor & The Good Beer Folks