My Toronto Beer Tour

Posted on October 24, 2010


One of the things that my visiting cousin particularly enjoys are having a taste of different beers from different countries around the world.  So I gave him a taste of what little I know.   I made him try Canada’s Alexander Keith’s White, Rickard’s White, Molson Canadian, Labatt Blue, Mill Street and Steam Whistle. I like the Nova Scotian beer Alexander Keith’s but the most memorable visit goes for Steam Whistle (

What is good about the Steam Whistle experience is that they have their brewery sitting south of Toronto’s CN Tower.  After a dizzying climb into the tallest free-standing structure of Canada, most tourists include this to their itineraries as the brewery welcomes you to a facility tour and a sampling of their beer.  I tell you, that idea of a brewery tour and sampling made my cousin smile. This picture just would show you how much ;)

The tour would get you not only the company’s history but the history of the building where the brewery is located.  It sits right where the old CN Railways Toronto Turn Table.  Being a historical landmark, one would appreciate the extent of effort that the City of Toronto, Metro convention Centre and Steam Whistle did to get it back to its former glory.

I would certainly recommend this tour stop to any tourist I soon to meet.  Mixing beer and history is certainly a good thing!

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