Mill Street Brewery

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Mill Street Brewery
Industry Alcoholic beverage
Founded 2002
Headquarters 300 Midwest Road, Scarborough, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Canada
Number of locations
Toronto, Ottawa
Area served
Toronto, Ottawa
Products Beer
Owner Labatt Brewing Company

Mill Street Brewery is a brewery in Toronto, Canada. The brewery has won numerous awards in its relatively short existence, including Golden Tap Awards for Best Toronto Microbrewery ('04-'08) and Best Toronto Beer (for Tankhouse Ale: '04-'07). Mill Street was named "Canadian Brewery of the Year" at the Canadian Brewing Awards in 2007, 2008, and 2009. It was purchased in 2015 by Labatt Brewing Company, which in turn is owned by Anheuser–Busch InBev.


The brewery was founded in December 2002 in Toronto by Steve Abrams, Jeff Cooper and Michael Duggan. The brewery was named after its original location at 55 Mill Street in the historic Distillery District, the former industrial complex occupied by spirits maker Gooderham and Worts. In early 2006, all large-scale brewing was moved to a bigger facility in Scarborough, Ontario, and the Distillery District location reopened in October, 2006 as a brewpub. The brewpub features 14 Mill Street beers on draught, including seasonal and other special/one-off releases.

In 2011, the company leased a historic grist mill building adjacent to the Chaudière Falls in Ottawa[1] and converted it into a brewpub. The building is owned by the National Capital Commission and most recently housed The Mill (Old Mill Restaurant), a restaurant that closed in 2007[2] and a 140-year-old former grist mill. Also in 2011, Mill Street also became the first craft brewer to open a bar/restaurant in a major Canadian airport. The Mill Street Airport Pub is located in Terminal 1 (domestic) near gate 20 of Toronto Pearson International Airport.

In Spring 2013, The Beer Hall opened adjacent to the original Brewpub in the Distillery District. The site includes a fully operational still, where the first Canadian-produced bierschnaps is made from beer brewed on site. On October 9, 2015, Mill Street announced that it had been purchased by Labatt's Brewing. As part of the purchase agreement, Labatt's agreed to invest $10 million into brewing operations to help expand into Quebec.

Product line[edit]

In addition to its award-winning bottled brands listed in the Active Beers sidebar, Mill Street also makes a number of specialty beers available on draft, including:

  • Organic Lager
  • Cobblestone Stout
  • Tankhouse Ale
  • Vanilla Porter
  • Lemon Tea Beer
  • Belgian Wit
  • Stock Ale
  • Coffee Porter
  • Blackwatch Scotch Ale
  • Frambozen
  • Barley Wine
  • Betelgeuse Belgian Tripel
  • Helles Bock
  • IPA
  • Extra Special Bitter ESB
  • Oktoberfest Märzen
  • Portage [Brewed in Ottawa]
  • Ambre de la Chaudiere [Brewed in Ottawa]
  • Pilsner
  • Milk Stout
  • Nightmare on Mill Street Pumpkin Ale
  • Ginger Beer
  • Schleinhammer Roggenbier
  • Minimus Dubbel
  • Ampel Weiss
  • Doppel Pils
  • Spring Thaw
  • Rauchbier
  • Walker's Blueberry Wheat
  • Fraconian Bock
  • Father John's Ale
  • Weizenbock
  • Dammerung Dunkel
  • Winter's Ale


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