20061129-steamwhistlesoldie.jpg

Steam Whistle Sending Shipment to Canadian Troops

Spending this past weekend in Ottawa I was happy to see how many bars were stocking Steam Whistle. I hadn't given our local beer enough credit, thinking it was primarily a Toronto thing. It makes sense though, Ottawa, the capital of our nation, is only a few hours away. And just when I thought that Steam Whistle couldn't get any more patriotic, I hear that they are shipping beer to the Canadian Forces stationed in Afghanistan.

I can't think of a better way to show support for our troops. Whether or not I agree with Canada's role in Afghanistan is not important. The fact is: those are Canadians out there, and they deserve some beer!

"I credit the staff for undertaking this worthy initiative. The staff suggested we try to help the troops enjoy a taste of home for their Christmas party. Every staff member donated one week's worth of their staff beer for the Armed Forces Christmas Party," explained Cam Heaps, President of Steam Whistle. It was nice seeing the Toronto beer only as far away as Ottawa; I can only imagine what it would be like for a Torontonian on duty to open the signature green case.

photo: Zach Slootsky


Join the conversation Load comments

Latest in Eat & Drink

Toronto's original Mexican restaurant can be traced back to a friendship between couples

23 barbecue restaurants you need to try in Toronto by neighbourhood

Toronto's newest Insta-worthy food is a croissant that's also a cheeseboard

This famous dive bar in Toronto was originally a Finnish restaurant in the 1980s

This secret new restaurant in Toronto gets its smoked meat shipped in from Montreal

10 farms for strawberry picking near Toronto

One of Toronto's original poke restaurants closing flagship location

Famous Jamaican patties spot opening new Toronto location and you can get them for just $1