Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Roundhouse Winter Craft Beer Festival [EVENT]

It's been a cold winter but as Canadian we didn't hesitate a bit to go to the first ever Roundhouse Winter Craft Beer Festival hosted by Steam Whistle Brewing (@SteamWhistle) on Jan 25th. This outdoor event was sold out weeks ahead and I was super excited to attend since I had so much fun during their past two Craft Beer Festival (see my posts here & here). 

The weather that day couldn't be more perfect with a light dusting of snow which set the perfect backdrop. Also love the new mug with the handle which is definitely needed for our gloved hands.

 The first 500 people through the gate got a free toque, hence the matching head gear but we were too late so we didn't get one (>_<)

There was plenty of outdoor heaters and bonfires in the middle where everyone gather.

Sampling Glasses can be purchased in advance for $20 or for $25 at the door. Beer will only be served in the official glasses with beer sampling tokens costing at $1. All brews cost 1 token for half glass (the vendors are normally more than generous and you usually get more then 3/4 cup) and 2 for full glass while food can be purchased with cash.
Love this ice sculpture tap for their unfiltered pilsner.

 The unfiltered pilsner has a more cloudy look, frothier head and a thicker texture.
It's a bit more bitter than the regular filter pilsner but lack the crispness.

 We both feel in love with their Black Stout since we had it here, a strong malty East German Schwarzbier with coffee flavor on the front with a heavy chocolate aftertaste.

Eephus, a oatmeal brown ale which was surprisingly creamly with a touch of bitterness.

 Smoke's Poutinerie, Gorilla Cheese, Beaver Tails, Rashers & Reunion Island Coffee were all there serving some of Canadian favorites.

The Starducci $9.50 ~ Tomato, Red Onions, Basil, Balsamic Glaze, Mezza on Multigrain
 The Cheeky Monkey $8.00 ~ Nutella, Peanut Butter, Bananas on Cinnamon Raisin Bread

A lot of people took a break from the cold inside the brewery.

The regular/summer Craft Beer Festival will be coming back on August 9th & 10th this year, so save the date and make sure to follow @SteamWhistle for updates of all their fun excited events.

***Once again thanks to Sybil Taylor from Steam Whistle (@SteamWhistle) for providing passes for both me and my reader (contest post here) Opinions are my own***


  1. Looks like a great time.. sadly we were on a press trip but hope to make it out the summer one for sure!

  2. We had fun there last year too! Can't wait for this year's in a couple weeks!