Steam Whistle Brewery is located a stones throw from two of Toronto’s architectural icons: The Rogers Centre and CN Tower. I actually experienced the Steam Whistle tour years ago for my 19th birthday and was looking forward to refreshing and rejogging my memory.
A few weeks ago I had a friend visiting Toronto for the first time and thought the brewery tour would be a great way to showcase an interesting bit of Toronto’s history. Helen had arrived from Barcelona the previous afternoon and we spent that evening together checking out spectacular views of the city from the CN Tower.
The following afternoon we met at the brewery and spent the next hour or so on a tour which showcased the history of the building, the brewery and their brew. It wasn’t until we arrived that Helen advised me that she wasn’t a fan of beer. She did however come out of the experience with a new found appreciation and knowledge of the process. Helen’s experience is actually a great example of how a brewery tour, even for those who aren’t beer enthusiasts can be a highlight for any culinary itinerary.
Fun fact: The brewery only brews one beer, their Steam Whistle Pils. Also be sure to check out their Oktoberfest celebration in the Fall. They put on a seriously fun party!