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“Amazing Food”

Steam Whistle Brewery
Ranked #6 of 501 things to do in Toronto
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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.
Toronto, Canada
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“Amazing Food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2011

Likes: the pot pie was amazing and you must get the sticky toffee pudding; yum!
No dislikes

Visited March 2011
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“Steam Whistle”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2011

Good place to visit while in Toronto. Great beer served here, all made on sight in thick green bottles. Try it if you are staying downtown,.

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Oakville, Canada
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“Best beer in Town..”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2011

Hi I was showing Toronto to my friends from Czech Republic,( they all love beer there) and we went to Steam whistle. What a treat! They make great beer, excellent location, very friendly staff.

Visited October 2011
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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“nice way to spend an afternoon”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2011

This tour was definitely worth the $10 admission (plus you get a very nice beer glass). There are lots of free samples throughout the tour and at the end you can sit and relax and have as many samples as you would like. Everyone who works here really seems to enjoy their jobs, and the story behind the opening of the brewery is interesting (plus its very eco-friendly).
My only complaint is that you have to wear headsets on the tour and the volume can be hard to control (as well as not being that comfortable). Our tour guide's battery died in her headset and we couldn't use them for the whole trip. I actually preferred the tour without them, I heard everything fine.
I recommend a visit for anyone in Toronto for a few days.

Visited December 2011
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“It's a Brewery... not the Sistine Chapel”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2011

I love beer. I even brew my own beer at home and appreciate what goes into making a good beer. To be sure, Steam Whistle makes a mighty fine beer. They also give a nice brewery tour for $10. The building itself is interesting (sans the Furniture Store next door). However, I'd hardly call this brewery a major attraction. It definitely should NOT to be ranked the "number one attraction" (at the time of my writing) in any city -- let alone a City the likes of Toronto. Perhaps I've been to too many of these things, but there is only so many times you can marvel at stainless steel vats and barley malt. It's a modern brewery in an old train garage -- nothing more.

If I were rating "Brewery tours" I'd give this tour top marks -- but as an attraction worthy of people to come and see it's average.

Visited November 2011
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