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April 15, 2018

Food Dudes Taking up Residence in the Steam Whistle Biergärten

Exciting partnership will deliver authentic bier hall experience

TORONTO, Ont. (April 15, 2018) — Canada’s most pure craft beer is joining forces with one of Toronto’s most innovative and adaptive food providers to bring its new Steam Whistle Biergärten to life with a grand opening slated for May 11th.

With the Biergärten slated to open this spring at Steam Whistle Brewing’s iconic and historic roundhouse, the brewery is excited to announce that The Food Dudes will be cooking up the traditional bier hall fare that will be showcased on the menu.

“The Steam Whistle Biergärten takes inspiration from some of Munich’s most reputable Biergärtens and Bier Halls, a place that is not exclusive, but one that promotes openness and sharing," says Josh Hillinger, Project Manager and Onsite Experience Manager for Steam Whistle Brewing. “We have dedicated almost two decades to brewing a world-class pilsner and providing a world-class brewery experience in Toronto. The Food Dudes culture, values and uncompromising reputation in Toronto’s culinary scene perfectly aligns with Steam Whistle‘s, and this is why together we hope to create an experience like no other in downtown Toronto.”

The Food Dudes remain on a mission to use fresh, local ingredients in building memorable culinary experiences. The talented Tyson Porcellato is in his seventh year with The Food Dudes and is now poised to take the reins as Head Chef for Steam Whistle Biergärten. He looks forward to putting together a menu that includes traditional German fare like pretzel, schnitzel and roast pork hock, with modern features like vegetarian and vegan dishes to suit all dietary needs.

"It's always exciting to start a new venture," Chef Porcellato says. "We want to add a new, special kind of experience to what's already an incredibly eclectic food scene in the city. With two Toronto powerhouses as the driving force, I know we'll create a killer atmosphere for any occasion. I can't wait for people to see and taste what we've been working on!”

 A project two years in the making, the Steam Whistle Biergärten will build on the brewery’s 19 years of pouring pure pilsner, brewed to the strict standards of the Bavarian Purity Act of 1516 and providing quality service from the Roundhouse.

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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.