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Mill Street Brewery is East Toronto's first commercial brewery to open in more than 100 years, producing handcrafted beers and ales in the historic Corktown area of the city since 2002. It is housed in an original tankhouse within the old Gooderham & Worts Distillery built in the late 1870s.
The Mill Street Brewery brought 4 different beers, and everyone got a small taste of each brew along with a complementary nibble. Cheese, sausage, pretzels, and even dark chocolate. A handsome brewery rep gave a slideshow presentation describing the brewing process and the different beers. Some are produced all year round, and some are seasonal. I didn't know there were so many different ingredients in beer!
After the presentation, everyone was given 2 beer tickets which could be exchanged for, guess what? Yes, a couple of cold beers. The one I liked was the Wit beer.... according to the Mill St. web site "Mill Street Belgian Style Wit is a refreshing beer made with a unique blend of ingredients. The soft texture and pale colour comes from the use of wheat, coriander, orange peel and our special yeast produce the complexity and depth of fruity flavours contained within the glass. This beer is unfiltered. The resulting cloudiness gave rise to the term Wit, or White beer. May be served with an orange slice to enhance refreshment. Best with salads with oil and vinegar dressing, grilled scallops, brunch fare, Gouda cheese."
So we sipped our brew in comfort while enjoying the singalong style music of a couple of Irish entertainers. Now we are eagerly waiting for CARP to organize a wine tasting afternoon!