Monday, July 25, 2011

Beer Brewed in Historic Railway Roundhouse Now Served Aboard VIA Rail’s The Canadian

Toronto, ON

It’s fitting that a beer steeped in rail history would be the latest addition to VIA Rail’s menu of featured wines and beers from regions across Canada. Steam Whistle Brewing, housed in Toronto’s historic CP rail Roundhouse is now shipping its namesake Steam Whistle Pilsner to neighboring Union Station for loading onboard one of the world’s most legendary and popular longhaul trains. The Canadian, which travels between Toronto and Vancouver year round, offers breathtaking landscapes, attentive and courteous service, and renowned dining featuring Canadian specialty food and beverages.

“My young family took a trip of a lifetime aboard the Canadian,” beams Steam Whistle Co-founder Greg Taylor. “It was an incredible way to see this amazing country of ours, and the gourmet dining on the train was definitely a highlight. As soon as we got home, Steam Whistle contacted VIA Rail to see about adding our Pilsner to their lineup of regional beverages. I’m really proud that our Canadian-made Premium Pilsner will be served aboard this
national showpiece.”

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team Whistle chose Toronto’s historic John St. Roundhouse, just south of the CN Tower, to house their world-class brewery when they opened in 2000. The Roundhouse had functioned as a Canadian Pacific Rail repair facility when built in 1929 servicing steam locomotives that helped pioneer this nation. The “John St. Polish” was a term for the renowned gleam of the mighty engines that rolled out from there. “There’s a taste of Canadian history in every bottle and can we fill - a reflection of the hard work and pride within,” affirms Taylor.

Look for 355ml cans of Steam Whistle Pilsner on board sleeper and coach class of The Canadian travelling between Toronto and Vancouver, Canada.

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