Sunday 1 November 2009

Dinner at Mill Street Brewpub

Last night we decided to head over to The Distillery District and try out the Mill Street Brewpub.

According to their literature: “Officially opened in December 2002, the brewery began in an original tank house within the historic Gooderham & Worts distillery complex, now known as the Historic Distillery District. Built in the late 1870’s the building is a well preserved example of classic Victorian architecture. Mill Street’s 5,000 sq ft space includes an open concept brewery, sampling bar, retail store and event space. The venue features 18 ft ceilings and four enormous skylights.”

I am a fan of many of their brews and was looking forward to trying some on tap that aren't available in bottles or at other pubs.

We stopped in first to the store and I was delighted to discover that at the store they do sell their wonderful Pilsner in six packs. I knew then that I was not leaving empty handed.

The restaurant is a very open concept. I liked the decor and how they expose the natural brickwork, ceiling and did not modernize the existing skylights. It was well-staffed too and, as it was Halloween, most were in some sort of costume. I am pictured with our server who was dressed as a party animal.

I started with a Mill Street ESB, which I found a little watery.

For supper, I had corned beef sliders and a basket of onion rings. Teena had Bombay Chicken Curry. She quite enjoyed it but thought there could have been more chicken in it. My sliders were OK but could have used more corned beef and sauerkraut. I could tell the onion rings were made from scratch and not frozen and were excellent.

I had an Oktoberfest Marzen next, a very malty lager with lots of flavour. I then finished with a couple of IPAs which had a real nice hoppiness to it and a long finish. A very enjoyable beer and my favorite of the night. Teena stuck with the Stock Ale which she liked.

It was an enjoyable evening and we will be sure to return, especially in the summer when the patio is open.

For Teena's review, click here.

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