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Mill St. Looking to Open Brewpub in Ottawa

Postby jayB » Fri Apr 15, 2011 6:55 am

I heard on CBC Radio Ottawa this morning that Mill St. has submitted plans to City Hall to turn the site of the old Mill restaurant into a small brewpub (they mentioned 40 kegs a week). Sounds like it's just in the planning and permits stage, but that seems like a great place for a brewpub if it happened. It would be great to have another one in town, and also pretty nice to have access to some more Mill St. beers, beyond what we can get in the LCBO.
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Postby Ralphus » Fri Apr 15, 2011 8:53 am

A friend forwarded me a link this morning from the CBC website. Here it is:

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/st ... ewery.html

A Toronto microbrewery has signed a lease to set up a restaurant and brewery at the site of the old Mill restaurant along the Ottawa River.

The Mill Street Brewery, a popular brewer in Toronto that sells its beer at the Beer Store and the LCBO, unveiled its plans when it filled out a planning rationale and architectural drawings with the City of Ottawa.

It wants to brew about 40 kegs of beer a week, offer beer tastings and operate a large restaurant at the site of the 165-year old stone structure between the Portage Bridge and Lebreton Flats, the National Capital Commission confirmed Friday.

The brewer signed a 10-year lease with an option to renew with the NCC, which owns the land. The NCC had put out a request for proposals for the site after the previous tenant, the Mill Restaurant, closed in 2007.
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Postby jayB » Fri Apr 15, 2011 9:38 am

Ah, thanks. I did a quick Google search, but I couldn't find anything. Guess I should have checked the online version of the same source. From reading that, I think the guy just read that story out on the radio verbatim.
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Re: Mill St. Looking to Open Brewpub in Ottawa

Postby probstk » Fri Apr 15, 2011 10:02 am

jayB wrote:I heard on CBC Radio Ottawa this morning that Mill St. has submitted plans to City Hall to turn the site of the old Mill restaurant into a small brewpub (they mentioned 40 kegs a week). Sounds like it's just in the planning and permits stage, but that seems like a great place for a brewpub if it happened. It would be great to have another one in town, and also pretty nice to have access to some more Mill St. beers, beyond what we can get in the LCBO.


Amen. It would give the Ottawa beer scene a much-needed boost. With any luck, it will either force Clocktower to raise the bar or will put them under.
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Postby cratez » Fri Apr 15, 2011 11:28 am

Holy shit - this is awesome news. If I lived in Ottawa, I'd be hyped!
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Postby notdan » Fri Apr 15, 2011 11:47 am

MILL street takes over the MILL restaurant? They've clearly been planning this for years.
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Postby Pub Style » Fri Apr 15, 2011 12:00 pm

Just spoke with Steve Abrams about this and they're pretty excited about joining the other breweries/brewpubs in the Ottawa area. More choice of Ottawa people is always a great thing...
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Postby cfrancis » Fri Apr 15, 2011 2:35 pm

So happy to hear this news. Beer scene needed a big boost and this is going to help.
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Postby matt7215 » Sat Apr 23, 2011 3:05 pm

i heard that mill st will expand this concept in big markets nationally
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Postby TheSevenDuffs » Sat Apr 23, 2011 3:14 pm

matt7215 wrote:i heard that mill st will expand this concept in big markets nationally
That would be interesting to see.

I would love to see Mill Street start to push the envelope more with bigger beers and bolder styles.
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Postby NRman » Sun Nov 20, 2011 1:58 pm

CBC Ottawa interview this week with Joel Manning
http://www.cbc.ca/ottawamorning/2011/11/16/touring-the-soon-to-be-opened-mill-street-brewery

Joel talks about 3 new beers to be brewed there.
Irish Red Ale - flavoured with maple syrup (which he admits is "goofy")
Brown Ale - Biere de Garde
Cream Ale

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Youtube construction video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=SGtbQruwGIA

Opening "early in the new year"
I predict this place will kick ass in spite of these (IMO) odd initial beers.
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Postby hops are your friend » Sun Nov 20, 2011 7:59 pm

NRman wrote:Opening "early in the new year"


The Mill Street website says the grand opening is Jan 20th:
http://www.millstreetbrewpub.ca/content ... b-ottawa-0

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