Month: February 2017

Steam Whistle Part #2 : The Brewery Takes Flight

Steam Whistle Part #2 : The Brewery Takes Flight

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

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“Humility is a powerful force”: Greg Taylor and the story of Steam Whistle Brewing

“Humility is a powerful force”: Greg Taylor and the story of Steam Whistle Brewing

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

A Winter’s Tale: Roundhouse Craft Beer Festival 2017

A Winter’s Tale: Roundhouse Craft Beer Festival 2017

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