is a Canadian brewery
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founded in December 2002 in Toronto
Toronto is the provincial capital of Ontario and the largest city in Canada. It is located in Southern Ontario on the northwestern shore of Lake Ontario. A relatively modern city, Toronto's history dates back to the late-18th century, when its land was first purchased by the British monarchy from...
by Steve Abrams, Jeff Cooper and Michael Duggan. Joel Manning is currently the head brewer. The brewery has won numerous awards in its relatively short existence, including Golden Tap Awards
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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.
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
Gooderham and Worts was a Canadian company that was once the largest distiller of alcoholic beverages in Canada. Its former manufacturing facilities on the Toronto Waterfront are today the well known Distillery District....
. In early 2006, all large-scale brewing was moved to a bigger facility in Scarborough, Ontario
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, 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
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with the aim of turning it into a brewery and restaurant. The building is owned by the National Capital Commission
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and most recently housed the Old Mill Restaurant which closed in 2007.
In addition to its award-winning core bottled brands listed in the Active Beers sidebar, Mill Street also makes a number of specialty beers available on draft, including:
- Oktoberfest Märzen
- Organic Lager
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- Cobblestone Stout
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- Blackwatch Scotch Ale
- Barley Wine
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- Betelgeuse Belgian Tripel
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- Helles Bock
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- Winter Bock
- Milk Stout
- Nightmare on Mill Street Pumpkin Ale
- Tankhouse Ale
- Lemon Tea
- Ginger Beer
- Stock Ale
- Blueberry Wheat
- Fraconian Bock
- Father John's Ale