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July 31, 2018

Celebrate Ontario’s Craft Beers

Roundhouse Craft Beer Festival recognizes the passion and dedication that goes into Ontario’s unique brew

Canadian law permits up to 109 ingredients in your beer, but beyond the hops, yeast and water are those elements that never appear on an ingredients list — things like the heart, dedication and commitment that goes into making uniquely Ontario brews.

As one of Ontario’s most-established and accomplished craft brewers, Steam Whistle Brewing is bringing together 33 independent craft brewers from across Ontario for a celebration of uniquely Ontario beers with The Roundhouse Craft Beer Festival. Taking place August 11th and 12th at Roundhouse Park in the heart of downtown Toronto, this weekend-long event that includes some of the city’s finest food trucks and live entertainment. For the first time, the event will be holding a Bluegrass Brunch on Sunday, August 12th, at 11 a.m. with free pancakes to enjoy along with the sounds of Toronto-based band Dirty Dishes. Proceeds from the Festival will support the Toronto Railway Heritage Museum.

“When we look around Ontario, we can’t help but be excited at the number of craft brewers that have shown a commitment to traditional brewing practices,” says Tim McLaughlin, Director of Marketing at Steam Whistle Brewing. “The sector has grown exponentially in recent years, giving beer lovers a diversity of choice the likes of which they have never before seen.”

The Roundhouse Craft Beer Festival will only showcase beers from breweries that are independently owned and brew in smaller batches using artisanal styles and all-natural, undiluted quality ingredients.

Besides Dirty Dishes, other live music acts slated to appear on the Exclaim! Magazine Stage include pop rockers Good Kid, indie pop band Beuller and punk outfit Bad Waitress on Saturday, while Sunday will see surf rockers Bullit, rockabilly group Bloodshot Bill and the unique country/punk sounds of Blind Matty take the stage.

Sunday will also include Yoga Untapped, a yoga class in the Steam Whistle Hall hosted by LuluLemon. A ticket to spend an hour getting stretchy and bendy inside the Roundhouse is also good for admission to the Craft Beer Festival outside the Roundhouse.

The roster of participants joining Steam Whistle at the Roundhouse Craft Beer Festival is a who’s who of Ontario beers, including:

  • All or Nothing Brewhouse
  • Amsterdam Brewery
  • Barnstormer Brewing Co.
  • Beau’s All-Natural Brewing Co.
  • Big Rig Brewery
  • Big Rock Brewery
  • Black Oak Brewing Co.
  • Bobcaygeon Brewing Co.
  • Cameron's Brewing Co.
  • Caribru Inc
  • Collective Arts Brewing
  • The Collingwood Brewery
  • Cowbell Brewing Co.
  • Duxbury Cider Co.
  • Great Lakes Brewery
  • Henderson Brewing Co.
  • Ironwood Cider
  • Lake of Bays Brewing
  • Maclean’s Ales
  • Muskoka Brewery
  • Nickel Brook Brewing Co.
  • Old Flame Brewing Co.
  • Peoples Pint Brewing Co.
  • Publican House Brewery
  • Railway City Brewing Co.
  • Redline Bewhouse
  • Rorschach Brewing Co.
  • Saulter Street Brewery
  • Shawn & Ed Brewing Co.
  • Side Launch Brewing Co.
  • Thornburry Village Cider House
  • Wellington Brewery

For more information or to buy tickets, please visit

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About Steam Whistle Brewing:

Steam Whistle Brewing remains true to the old-world method of brewing pilsner. Its Czech Brewmaster ensures each batch is crafted flawlessly following the Bavarian Purity Act of 1516 to craft a pilsner that is true to what pilsner should be: crisp, golden and well-balanced. One of Canada’s leading independent craft breweries, Steam Whistle is made with only four ingredients and no additives or preservatives. Steam Whistle’s Bohemian-style 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. 

For more information, please call

Stephen Murdoch
Vice President, Public Relations – Enterprise
Email: [email protected]
Mobile: 289-241-3997
Office: 905-346-1232