Steam Whistle’s Founding Story
The Steam Whistle story begins in the spring of 1998 when three friends were on
a canoe trip in the Ontario heartland. Greg Taylor, Cam Heaps and Greg Cromwell
had all been colleagues at one of Canada's premier microbreweries producing
quality beer in the late 1980's and 90's - before it was bought out by a
national brewer and closed down. As they sat around the campfire, the self-named
"Three Fired Guys" dreamed of running their own brewery one day.
They wanted to make a Pilsner that would compete with the best in the world.
They wrote a plan and quickly attracted investors with their vision and passion.
Steam Whistle Pilsner
Our focus is on making one beer - a Premium Pilsner that Canadians can be proud
of. We believe that world-class results require focus and dedication, so we
developed a distinctive recipe for our single brand based on Europe's renowned
brewing standards. We use traditional brewing techniques and only four natural
ingredients including spring water, malted barley, hops and yeast - all
GMO-free. There is a fifth ingredient in every refreshing bottle, and that is
the passion of our dedicated Brewmaster and staff.
In March 2000, the first cases of Steam Whistle Pilsner rolled off the bottling
line packaged in unique green glass bottles. Critics have honoured us with many
awards over the years, and proudly, our independently-owned brew is now one of
the top selling premium brands in Ontario Beer Stores. And, we are growing, now
shipping beer to Alberta and British Columbia as part of our focus on being
Canada's Premium Pilsner. We have even filled orders for our Pilsner from
Germany – arguably the most highly regarded beer-producing nation in the world.
Steam Whistle Brewing
255 Bremner Blvd
Phone:(416) 362-BEER (2337)