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Steam Whistle introduces free beer delivery

Posted by Ben Johnson / July 16, 2014

Steam Whistle beer deliveryThe only problem with loving brewery-fresh local beer is that, up until now, you've had to actually leave your home in order to get it. Well, fellow lovers of pantless-beer-enjoyment, you're in luck: as of Thursday, Steam Whistle will be introducing free delivery to select areas in the city.

Harkening back to the golden age of milkmen (if milkmen were way cooler and brought you beer instead of stupid milk), Steam Whistle's new "door to door" delivery service will launch downtown and cover the area from Bathurst to Yonge between and Dupont Street & Queens Quay West. To start, the service will only be available Thursdays and Fridays between 5pm and 9pm, but presumably if the idea takes off we might see their delivery service grow in terms of its geography and hours.

Would-be pilsner drinkers can order 12 bottles for $24.95, 24 351ml cans for $49.95, or Steam Whistle's bitchin' new "Can Van" (10 cans in a box that looks like a retro van) for $22.95. During delivery hours, you can place an order by calling or texting 647-992-BEER and outside of delivery hours you can place an order in advance by emailing doortodoor@steamwhistle.

Fresh beer from the brewery to your house! Whether or not you put pants on to answer the door is up to you.

Ben Johnson also writes about beer over on Ben's Beer Blog. Follow him on twitter @Ben_T_Johnson



David / July 16, 2014 at 01:32 am
So east of Yonge you're chopped liver?
Bob / July 16, 2014 at 03:40 am
Too bad to all the students living east of Yonge.
jameson / July 16, 2014 at 06:57 am
not to mention all the hipsters who live east of bathurst >.
Rick replying to a comment from Bob / July 16, 2014 at 07:00 am
Meh. Students generally drink the cheapest beer they can find in order to fill their beer pong cups.
Dan / July 16, 2014 at 07:34 am
That's a small ass radius!
Joey / July 16, 2014 at 07:41 am
If they took back the empties when they delivered a fresh case, I would be so happy.
Seek / July 16, 2014 at 07:42 am
Well this is great and all except for the one MASSIVE problem.

It is Steam Whistle beer. No wonder they ain't charging for delivery.
Rob Ford / July 16, 2014 at 07:46 am
Now I really don't need Sandro! Curse that sobriety coach!
trevor / July 16, 2014 at 09:03 am
why has BlogTo become the safe haven for every single negative soul in Toronto and surrounding area, go for a run or something my gosh. A local company dedicated to staying local is test piloting a new service, get over yourselves. Thanks Steamwhistle, I am sure this will come in quite handy.
Dan replying to a comment from David / July 16, 2014 at 09:13 am
"So east of Yonge you're chopped liver?"

Surely, you already knew this.

(Just trolling :D)
Smads / July 16, 2014 at 09:25 am
People's sense of entitlement is ridiculous, a new service gets introduced and already people are acting like it's the worst thing ever that they're not going to be serviced. If it's successful it'll expand, in the meantime just go to the fucking beer store like you've always done.
Ben replying to a comment from Smads / July 16, 2014 at 09:28 am
Do not go to The Beer Store.
Suicide_Boi / July 16, 2014 at 09:40 am
Do I have to tip the delivery guy? How much?
Paul B. replying to a comment from trevor / July 16, 2014 at 09:45 am
I agree, Trevor. This blog attracts way too many whiners, naysayers and snobs. Steamwhistle isn't my beer of choice, but it's nice to see them trying something genuinely innovative.
Sam replying to a comment from Smads / July 16, 2014 at 09:47 am
Exactly! There's a lot of restaurants located in the west end that don't deliver into the east end and vise versa.

Why can't I get Greek food from the Danforth delivered to me at Bellwoods and Dundas....OUTRAGE!!!
Chopped Liver / July 16, 2014 at 09:47 am
What about Etobicoke? Why am I always left out of Toronto fun stuff?? :P
Stewed Chicken replying to a comment from Chopped Liver / July 16, 2014 at 09:57 am
You have IKEA though. Go get some meatballs.
Jethro Seymour / July 16, 2014 at 09:58 am
Great idea. Now only if the beer store could do the same thing. Have a great summer with a cold one everyone :)
Sliced Tripe / July 16, 2014 at 10:02 am
Why can't I get it delivered to me in Winnipeg! Outrage!
OK enough whining replying to a comment from Chopped Liver / July 16, 2014 at 10:05 am
Steam Whistle is located on the west side of downtown and have a delivery area.

If your whining that you're not gonna get delivery maybe its a great time to reach out to your local brewery and get them to start delivering and use SteamWhistle as your example.

East End Whiners why don't you whine to Left Field Brewery

Etobicoke whiners please whine to Cool Beer ask them to drop the $15 delivery fee for the local area
Gus / July 16, 2014 at 10:11 am
Oh damn if Olivia Chow hear's all this whining this issue will end up on her campaign platform. If she hears this she gonna use this to capture the beer delivery/beer in convenience store votes. She saw someone waiting 20mins for a bus so now she's increasing bus service by 10%.
You want beer delivered in the GTA you have lots of choices / July 16, 2014 at 10:17 am
Stop whining if you want something delivered you have tons of choice, put your money where your mouth is.


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id say / July 16, 2014 at 10:20 am
This makes sense.

No one in their right mind would pay to have Piss Whistle delivered to their door.
Tricks / July 16, 2014 at 11:01 am
Silly hipsters, Steamwhistle sucks!
OMG replying to a comment from id say / July 16, 2014 at 11:50 am
Did you sarcastically change their company name? Hilarious. You're pure jokes.
NYC / July 16, 2014 at 11:58 am
too bad it isn't available anywhere down in NYC. I miss steam whistle!
but replying to a comment from OMG / July 16, 2014 at 12:04 pm
Nothing sarcastic about it, if you ask me.

"id say" is spot on.

Have you not drank the Whistle before?

It is akin to piss.
OMG replying to a comment from but / July 16, 2014 at 12:17 pm
You're just don't have a taste for Pilsner that's all. What are you a lager, ale, stout?
but replying to a comment from OMG / July 16, 2014 at 12:42 pm
Honestly, i don't have an undying preference of one over another.

Im as open minded as they come and very willing to give anything a try.

I simply do not think its a good tasting beer. Clearly not everyone is of the same opinion, i get that.

Just personally think Steam Whistle is basically the "craft" beer version of the Big Beer Companies.

Great at marketing an inferior product.
Ryan / July 16, 2014 at 01:20 pm
This is great! I look forward to an expanded delivery area.
Steam Whistle is a delicious, true-to-style Pilsner.
Elvis / July 16, 2014 at 01:25 pm
Awesome service. There's tons of Steam Whistle lovers out there. I'd definitely use it if I made the neighborhood cut.

I'm perfectly fine with sticking to my Junction brewery :)
Um... replying to a comment from David / July 16, 2014 at 05:02 pm
user-pic're just learning that now???
scruffz / July 16, 2014 at 05:49 pm
24 cans for $49.95? Please tell me that's a really bad typo.
Kasi / July 16, 2014 at 06:27 pm
That's hella expensive...No thank you.
Derek / July 16, 2014 at 07:10 pm
Would you all feel better if it was delivered by drones?

What a bunch of whiners. Don't like it? Don't buy it!
kn / July 16, 2014 at 07:29 pm
Now this is a REAL advancement in civilization. Thank you Steam Wistle
Eastcoaster replying to a comment from Tricks / July 16, 2014 at 08:29 pm
What do you drink?
Doug / July 16, 2014 at 08:48 pm
The comments are better than the articles on this website, and it's just moronic people saying idiotic things. Pure entertainment, though.
missed opportunity / July 17, 2014 at 04:53 pm
why would you call it Piss Whistle instead of Steampisstle?! get it together, joker
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