Porter Airlines toasts Steam Whistle Brewing



    Premium Pilsner available complimentary to passengers

    TORONTO, Aug. 13 /CNW/ - Porter Airlines and Steam Whistle Brewing are
toasting a new relationship that will see Steam Whistle's Premium Pilsner
served as part of Porter's complimentary onboard menu. Beer will be served
from 500 ml cans as an introductory promotion beginning this week.
    Porter and Steam Whistle are both entrepreneurial and innovative
businesses. At the heart of Porter's philosophy is a desire to reintroduce
convenience and service back to flying. This approach includes complimentary
premium in-flight snack and beverage service.
    "Steam Whistle is a great Canadian success story and we're pleased to
support a fellow industry leader," said Robert Deluce, president and CEO of
Porter Airlines. "We're confident that their Premium Pilsner will become a
signature element of the Porter experience."
    Steam Whistle Pilsner is a golden, refreshing brew with a distinctive hop
aroma, tasty malt flavor, and a clean, crisp finish.
    "Our motto is to do one thing really, really well, and our focus and
dedication to brewing Canada's Premium Pilsner has paid off," said Steam
Whistle Brewing co-founder, Cam Heaps. "We look forward to serving Porter's
valued customers."
    Steam Whistle Pilsner is brewed at Toronto's historic John St.
Roundhouse, less than two kilometres from Porter's Toronto City Centre Airport
(TCCA) base. The Roundhouse is a popular destination for travellers and locals
alike. The building was revitalized by Steam Whistle in much the same way as
historic TCCA is flourishing since Porter began operating in 2006. Over one
million passengers are expected to use the airport annually by 2010, and a
$45-million new terminal development is underway.

    About Porter Airlines

    Porter Airlines Inc. is a regional passenger carrier based at Toronto
City Centre Airport. The airline currently serves Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal,
Thunder Bay, Quebec City, Halifax, New York (Newark) and Chicago (Midway),
with seasonal flights to Mt. Tremblant. Flights to Boston and St. John's,
N.L., begin Sept. 14, and Oct. 5, respectively. Porter plans to fly to at
least 17 short-haul Canadian and U.S. destinations. Visit www.flyporter.com or
call (888) 619-8622 for more information.

    About Steam Whistle Brewing

    Steam Whistle, an independent brewery housed in Toronto's historic John
St. Roundhouse, has a singular focus of making just one beer of exceptional
quality that Canadians can be proud of. They brew their refreshing Pilsner
with traditional brewing methods and only four, natural ingredients. Steam
Whistle Pilsner is packaged in signature green glass bottles, cans & draught,
and is shipped fresh across Ontario, Alberta and more recently BC to Beer and
Liquor Stores as well as licensed bars & restaurants. Steam Whistle welcomes
more than 80,000 visitors to the brewery each year to the on-site retail
store, for a tour or to attend one of the many on-site events and art shows.
Highly awarded for its premium beer, its business success, community support
and environmental practices, Steam Whistle Pilsner is now one of the top
selling premium beer brands in Ontario. To learn more about what they do
really, really well visit www.steamwhistle.ca.





For further information:

For further information: Media contacts: Brad Cicero, Porter Airlines,
(416) 619-8593; Sybil Taylor, Steam Whistle Brewing, (416) 362-2337 ext. 225


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