Mill St Beer Dinner to Celebrate Canada Coast to Coast

This summer Mill Street Brewery is kicking off the season by celebrating Canada 150 with their special Great Canadian Beer Dinner on Wednesday, July 18th at Toronto’s Brew Pub. Hosted by Mill Street’s own Brewmaster, Joel Manning, and Brew Pub Head Brewer’s from Ottawa, Calgary, and St. John’s. The event will showcase the companies new Summer BrewPub Pack in a four-course Canadian inspired meal.

The Summer BrewPub Pack, which can be found in LCBOs across Ontario, features traditional ales, fruity wheat beers and full bodied IPA’s from Toronto, Calgart, St John’s, & Ottawa.

“There is no better way to celebrate Canada than right where the Mill Street dream started.” says, Roger McNaughton, VP of Marketing at Mill Street Brewery. “We wanted our guests to get to enjoy our new Summer BrewPub Pack over a meal created specially for our brews, right here in the Distillery District.”

This event is open to the public, tickets are now on sale for $91.70. Tickets can be purchased online, here.

 The even will take place on July 18th, 2017 at 5:00pm at the Toronto Brew Pub (21 Tank House Lane)


BEER LAUNCH: Big Rig Gingerbread Porter Collab with Jeff O’Reilly

With the holiday season upon us I’ve been trying my best to embrace Christmas to the best of my ability (For those who actually know me know I’ve never been particularly found of Christmas but I try my best to not be a Grinch) Since I’ve gotten into beer I’ve found it easier to enjoy the holidays, not only because I generally have a nice consistent buzz on (I’m kidding…?) but the fact that most winter beers are generally extremely delicious.

On Friday I found myself at Big Rig Brewery for my first Christmas-y beer event of the season. It was the launch of the collaboration brew Gingerbread Porter by Lon Ladell & Jeff O’Reilly. The launch debuted the Gingerbread Porter (5.6%) on draft as well as a special one-off cask version of the Porter with an added mixture of candy-cane & Kahlua goodness. Big Rig Brewmaster Lon Ladell also released his new limited edition brew, Triple Chocolate Cherry Imperial Milk Stout.

When I talked to Jeff he said he really wanted ‘Christmas’ to come out in the pint. Well Jeff you definitely achieved that. The Gingerbread Porter (draft) was great. The aroma of gingerbread came off strong. The taste was true gingerbread, well balance and not over powering with a lingering of malt in the finish. The pint was served a bit too cold, but as it warmed the characteristics of the beer really came out. The Gingerbread Porter (cask) was literally Christmas in a glass. The concoction of liquor used in this was perfect. It tasted like a after eight with gingerbread… awesome!

The bar was surrounded by familiar faces and everyone seemed to be really enjoying themselves, all around it was clear that everyone was really enjoying the new releases. With that said Congrats to Jeff & Lon on some great beers. Definitely look forward to you guys collaborating again in the future!

– The Beer Gypsy