When one generally thinks of Canadians and beer in the same thought, the movie Strange Brew almost inevitably comes to mind. For those of you born after the Reagan Administration, that 1983 cult classic was Rick Moranis' little-known big-screen debut, before the blockbuster hit Parenthood hit theaters.
But the brewmasters up at Steam Whistle Pilsner in Toronto want to replace those hackneyed stereotypes with something cooler and more progressive. To showcase the company's commitment to the environment, as well as its appreciation for vintage metal, the company has produced its Retro Electro, a converted 1958 Chevy Apache pickup, to run on electric power.
But this is no wimpy glorified golf cart. The motor cranks out a substantial 465 lb.-ft. of torque, so it has plenty of muscle to back up its classic good looks. More than simply a rolling display, the vehicle was built as a work truck, to (naturally) haul beer around the Toronto area. Check out Steam Whistle's site for the full rundown, or watch the first four clips below.