The topic for this 28th edition of The Session comes to us from Brian Yaeger and it is “Think/Drink Globally“. Brian requests that we all write about the brewery that we traveled the farthest to reach, and our favorite beer there.
If you’re looking for a vacation destination, you could do far worse than summertime visit to our northern neighbors in Toronto.
In the summer of 2005 I had the pleasure of visiting this fine city. Our hotel (at the Rogers Centre, which is pretty darn cool) happened to be just across the street from a neat little brewery called Steam Whistle.
Constructed in what was once a steam locomotive service facility (again, freakin’ cool!) – at the foot of the CN Tower. So bonus points already for having a completely awesome location.
They only brew one kind of beer, making today’s challenge easier. A ‘Premium Canadian Pilsner‘ available on draught or in green bottles.
Not exactly the kind of beer you’d keep around for 4 years, so I don’t have any to drink today. But if someone from the area wants to send me a fresh supply I’m sure we could work out a trade.
Honestly, I couldn’t tell you if it was any good or not. It was one of the first breweries I ever visited and hadn’t tasted too much craft beer before then either.
I would go grab another Euro-style pilsner in green bottles, but I’m sure that would do the fine folks at Steam Whistle no justice.
So we’ll just have to be content with this; Hanging out in a great city, on a sunny summer day, in that clever little brewery, with a bunch of great people, drinking a nice cold refreshing beer, how could it have been anything but good?