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“Fun tour and the beer is great!”

Steam Whistle Brewery
Ranked #4 of 514 things to do in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Balt, MD
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Fun tour and the beer is great!”
Reviewed August 27, 2011

I traveled here with my wife 2 weeks ago and we loved it. All the employees are very friendly and helpful. They only make 1 kind of beer but it is really tasty. My wife who isn't a beer drinker even liked it. The tour itself was fun and informative which included samples throughout. I'd highly recommend this tour for the money, free beer, and souvenir glass or bottle opener. Also grab a six or twelve pack to go since take out beer is hard to find downtown.

Visited August 2011
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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Cheapest and Awesome tour you'll find in Toronto”
Reviewed August 25, 2011

Honestly, everything in Toronto is expensive, so finding this place was a gem. Our tour guide was really funny and just a laid back worker who you can tell really likes his job. This place only serves one type of beer which was cool, and you get about 3-4 samples throughout the 30 minute tour. Great facts to learn about this place and how they do business. For $10, it was well worth to go to this place, and I also got a beer opener.
They take 15 people at a time per tour for every 30 minutes. Check out their site to see more info.
You can't go wrong with $10 and drinking while you're on a tour.

Visited August 2011
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Buffalo, New York
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed August 23, 2011

My boyfriend, sister, and I went to Toronto for the first time last weekend and wanted to check out the brewery tour since it was rated so highly on Trip Advisor. Unfortunately, we got into town a little late and didn't make it to the brewery until around 4:30ish. The last tours of the day were already sold out, but the employees were so incredibly friendly. Our sweet blonde bartender totally hooked us up with an exclusive mini-tour with one of the staff. The brewery itself was very impressive but even more impressive was the passion that its employees had for the company and the kindness that they all displayed. This was definitely more fun than the hours and hours of waiting in line at the CN Tower and highlight of our trip, thanks ladies!!!

Visited August 2011
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Dighton, MA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed August 22, 2011

Arrive 30-45 minutes early , enjoy a free sample while waiting!
Tour lasted about 45 minutes, interesting and informative. We went on Sunday afternoon and the production line was closed, I'd recommend going during the week, to get full experience. Great tasting pilsner brew. Try it you'll like it. We gor the 6 pack tour $15.00 each includes a free 6 pack to take home!

Visited August 2011
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Rochester, New York
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107 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Nice tour, definitely worth the stop”
Reviewed August 22, 2011

The brewery tour was rather quick, but interesting. And the beer is so tasty. I wish we could buy it in the States!

Visited August 2011
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