Perspective is a remarkable thing. Looking back to the launch of Steam Whistle in 2000 it seems like a no brainer. The craft beer market in Ontario was about to explode, beer sales of the big guns Molson & Labatt were essentially flat. All Steam Whistle needed to do was start making beer and the … Continue reading Steam Whistle Part #2 : The Brewery Takes Flight
Month: February 2017
Greg Taylor is a craft beer evangelist. He's not one of those "Hallelujah" shout it from the rooftops types - more of a friendly, intense, "no bullshit" kind of guy. Yes, he's one of the founders of the highly successful Steam Whistle Brewing. Yes, Steam Whistle is an "overnight sensation" that's taken nearly 20 years … Continue reading “Humility is a powerful force”: Greg Taylor and the story of Steam Whistle Brewing
The craft beer industry has growing legions of fans. More than 4,000 of them turned out on a (relatively) balmy February afternoon to sample beer and cider from Ontario & Alberta. As I wandered around, mug in one hand and camera in the other, it felt a bit like a country farmers market - except … Continue reading A Winter’s Tale: Roundhouse Craft Beer Festival 2017
Why beer? Well, it's really more like "why not?!" It's true, I love beer. But I'm equally fascinated by the stories of people and why they do what they do. Sometimes people say they knew from the beginning, sometimes they say they just sort of fell into it. But either way, they stayed, they grew, … Continue reading Why Beer?