Bring a little Oom-pah-pah home with a new gift pack that includes 2 x 500ml cans of Steam Whistle’s authentic Bohemian Pilsner ready to pour into your own 1 litre Oktoberfest stein decorated with an old- school pewter medallion. Gift packs are $14.95 at 150+ LCBO stores across Ontario during September and October, while quantities last.
Independent Toronto craft brewer, Steam Whistle invites Canadians to the biggest festivity on earth by offering their own unique Oktoberfest celebration.
Oktoberfest Steam Whistle style at the Brewery
On Saturday, September 29th from 2-11pm, join Cam and Greg and their Brewmaster Marek as they kick off Oktoberfest with a ceremonial keg-tapping. Hosted by George Kash and the Oktoberfest Express, the festival will include litre steins of Steam Whistle Pilsner, gigantic doughy pretzels, lip-smacking sausage and sauerkraut, folk dancers, and arm-linked crowds joined in revelry and refreshment. Admission is $25 at the door includes your first one-liter Pilsner, and an authentic stein to take home.
Steam Whistle is running a contest to win an Oktoberfest experience at the brewery (including airfare, hotel, a beer dinner & more). Visit http://www.facebook.com/SteamWhistle#!/SteamWhistle/app_293747457399740 to learn more and to enter.
Inspired by a staff trip touring Czech breweries and Munich’s world-famous beer festival, Steam Whistle embraces yet another European tradition at their Toronto brewery. “We experienced such rich brewing heritage and beer culture in Europe that we were determined to recreate that same magic here at Steam Whistle” explains brewery co-founder Cam Heaps. “Oktoberfest in Munich was spectacular: literally thousands of people together celebrating beer through camaraderie, song, food, folk culture and pageantry. We invite beer lovers to join in Steam Whistle’s versions of this renowned festival.”
Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany originated in 1810 as 16 days of festivities to commemorate the marriage of Bavaria’s King Ludwig to his bride Queen Therese. Now 200 years later it is the world’s largest fair, hosting more than 5 million people each year all there to celebrate beer. Travellers from the across the globe mingle with native Bavarians, young and old, dressed in traditional dirndl and lederhausen, parading through Munich enroute to the festival grounds. With the 12 gun salute and an official tapping of the first keg by the Mayor, Oktoberfest is open, and so begins the most incredible festivity on earth. Oktoberfest runs from September 22nd to October 7th in Munich this year.
Tasting Notes for Steam Whistle Pilsner
Steam Whistle Pilsner offers the style and flavour of the great Pilsners of Europe, yet is brewed fresh locally at our independent, Canadian Brewery. Crafted under the watchful eye of our Czech-born Brewmaster, this golden-coloured Bohemian Pilsner is characterized by a floral hoppy aroma, a sweet, full malty character that is balanced by a pleasant bitterness and a clean, crisp finish. When pouring this refreshing lager, expect soft, rising foam and a smooth drinking experience. Best stored and served at 4-8 degrees C.