Steam Whistle Brewing
The history of craft brewing in Canada got even more interesting with the introduction of Steam Whistle — a beer dreamed up in the spring of 1998 by three friends on a canoe trip in Ontario’s beautiful heartland.
Greg Taylor, Cam Heaps and Greg Cromwell had been colleagues at one of Canada's premier microbreweries in the late 1980's and 90's, before it was bought out by a national brewer and closed down, like so many of Ontario’s independent breweries. As they sat around the campfire, the self-named "Three Fired Guys" dreamed of running their own brewery one day—one that would make beer to compete with the best in the world.
Over the past two decades, Steam Whistle has grown from a dream hatched by the fireside into one of Canada’s largest and most beloved independent breweries. But our Founders’ vision of creating a beer Canadians can be proud of is still the driving force behind why we show up every day.