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“Lots of free samples!”

Steam Whistle Brewery
Ranked #6 of 513 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.
Southampton, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Lots of free samples!”
Reviewed October 29, 2012

Tour was very informative with lots of free samples! We enjoyed learning the history of this brewery from the informative guide. Included in the ticket price is a free glass, which was an added bonus. We would definitely recommend a visit!

Visited August 2012
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Vancouver, Canada
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“Fantastic Tour and Tasting!”
Reviewed October 29, 2012

The Steam Whistle was conveniently located right next to the CN tower. They had a large tasting area and the tour was helpful and straight forward. They also give you earphones so you can actually hear regardless of the machinery in the background. Would recommend to a friend!

Visited September 2012
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Windsor, Ontario, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“$10 Tour no six pack, but still worth the time”
Reviewed October 29, 2012

Seems like the party never stops! The tour takes around the building. The brewery is very cool. I'm glad they didn't tear this one down. Well they did but like Humpdy Dumpty they put it all back together again. I will say I wished it hadn't been pouring rain. I missed out on all the history that's posted it the garden. Drag!

Visited October 2012
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Llandissilio, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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“Well worth a visit”
Reviewed October 22, 2012

Had a great tour and given the history of the brewery. All staff very friendly and informative. Entry price not too bad and you can pay price to include entry plus have pack of beers, which is good value and a very nice and refreshing tasting beer. You have a taster on arrival, a bottle fresh off the production line and another sample at the end of the tour! Brilliant!

Visited October 2012
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Bethesda, Maryland
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“A beer gem in downtown Toronto”
Reviewed October 18, 2012

Trip Advisor had recently listing top 10 mini breweries in the US - it's a real pity they did not include Steam Whistle in Toronto. I am a beer lover ( preferably lager) and I have tasted beers on 5 continents - Steam Whistle is a rare gem of brew making - yes, the tour is interesting, the building is an old converted railroad turntable ( which makes for an interesting construction), but it is the brew making that's inspiring. The brew master sleeps on a cot right next to the fermentation tanks - I asked him why and he said: a) he loves beer making; b) you have to be with your beer all the time not to miss the right moment. I asked him what does his wife think about him sleeping with beer and he mumbled something in a foreign language !!! Their lager is outstanding - to be me even better then leading European lagers, like Heineken or Stella. Well worth the visit - I just wish they sold Steam Whistle down here.

Visited August 2012
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