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“Average beer, Average tour” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Steam Whistle Brewery

Steam Whistle Brewery
The Roundhouse | 255 Bremner Blvd., Toronto, Ontario M5V 3M9, Canada (Downtown Toronto)
(416) 362-2337
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$34*
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Ranked #2 of 614 things to do in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Located within walking distance of the CN Tower and Rogers Center, Steam Whistle Brewing occupies Bays 1-24 within the old John Street Roundhouse building, a designated National Historic Site that was previously home to the Canadian Pacific Railway steam locomotive repair facility. Thousands of visitors visit this brewery every year to attend one of the on-site events or take a tour of how the company brews its own Pilsner.
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“Average beer, Average tour”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

I've been on several brewery tours now and this was definitely my least favorite. Our tour started at 3:30 and didn't end until 4:30. The tour guide often got off point and seemed to ramble a bit. The group that started at 4:00 ended at the same time as us. Beer isn't that great, but you get 2 tasting glasses and a bottle of beer.

Visited November 2013
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“Great Tour!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

It was an outstanding tour we had. I tend to ask alot of questions and the guide was very knowledgeable. I loved that in the info, this amazing beer is brewed under the bavarian purity standards and therefore no chemicals. Wow! With all the chemicals around us it is great to know, I have a beer that is good for me. I used to buy Upper Canada, no longer around, and here in Toronto there is a micro brewery that has the same standards. I liked that I did not feel rushed, and we could even chat afterwards in the room. I find myself after a beer , want a few nibbles, suggestion is to have a mini possible Bistro that you can pay for a few appetizers or goodies that are as natural as the beer.

Visited December 2013
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“Cool brewery near CN Tower”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

My boyfriend and I visited here while in Toronto. The brewery is located directly across from the CN Tower. The brewery is in a very cool spot (an old warehouse) and has longstanding connections to Ontario. They brewery has a tasting room where they give samples. They only make one type of beer, a pilsner. It was quite good. They brewery also has a cool giftshop with Steam Whistle swank. We also took a tour of the brewery. The tour was really interesting and our guide was great. Recommended even if you do not like beer.

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“Great beer...great tour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

We decided to make Steam Whistle Brewery the first stop in our Toronto weekend trip, since it was conveniently located near our hotel. The tour was great, and a great value. With the tour we got a sample glass of beer, then a bottle of beer to start the tour, then another sample and bottle at the end of the tour! All of that, plus the tour and a six pack to take home, was only $15. The tour itself was very informative with respect to the history of the building and the brewing process. We definitely enjoyed the tour, and the 6 pack!!

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“Good quality, cozy and entertaining”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

Steam Whistle is a small brewery in downtown so is easy to get there. I liked its environment because it conserves the original décor and reminds you of the time when the first brewers came to Toronto.

The tour starts with a free beer and the guide shows you how the beer is brewed. I had the experience to be with a nice tour guide who made jokes and made us laugh with her stories so that gives extra points to the visit. However, try to go a different day than Sundays because the factory is shut down and you can´t see how it really works. After approximately 40 minutes the tour is finished and you can stay there and have a few more beers.

Personally, I loved the gift shop because the shirts had cool designs for both men and woman.
Overall, I recommend this place to have fun and do something different.

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