About Mill Street Brewery

Our story begins in the winter of 2002 when we opened the doors to our little red brick brewery in Toronto’s historic Distillery District.

With an earth-friendly philosophy in mind, Original Organic Lager was the first beer we ever made, and the first ever organic beer brewed in Ontario. Soon after we impressed curious craft drinkers with Tankhouse Ale, a uniquely flavour-forward brew for its time.

In 2006, we exceeded the capacity of our modest brewhouse and made the decision to expand the brewery, converting the original brewery space into a brewpub.

2012 saw us take on Ottawa’s vibrant craft beer scene, opening a second brewpub in a historic old gristmill on the banks of the Ottawa River.

We certainly never lost our dedication to our craft and passion for pushing the envelope. Our ever-expanding portfolio now includes over 60 unique beers earning us well over 100 awards, including 3-time Canadian Brewery of the Year. That’s our story up till now. Who knows where our “Great Beer” adventure will take us next?

Organic Certification


Coming Soon…

Steve Abrams

Steve Abrams co-founded Mill Street Brewery in December 2002. Prior to Mill Street, he worked in a variety of seemingly unrelated fields – most notably as a teacher, musician, and even a mutual fund analyst.

The initial years at Mill Street were no different, as Steve wore the many hats as an entrepreneur. From bookkeeper to bottle washer, Steve happily muddled through it all. While Steve doesn’t help in production anymore, he still very much enjoys the finished product! Steve’s passion for craft beer began back in the mid 80’s, when the bland fizzy liquid consumed by his fellow university students left him yearning for something more flavourful.

Over a decade of beer adventures finally led him to start his own brewery in East Toronto with a commitment to making world-class craft beer. Today, Steve continues his quest to “raise the bar” for Canadian beer culture and enjoys sharing stories about craft beer and the struggles of starting a small business.

Mill Street Beer Hall

21 Tank House Lane
(originally 55 Mill Street, Building 63)
Toronto, ON
M5A 3C4
Email: toronto@millstreetbrewpub.ca
Tel: (416) 681 0338
Fax: (416) 681 0339

Mill Street Brew Pub And Retail Store

21 Tank House Lane
(originally 55 Mill Street, Building 63)
Toronto, ON
M5A 3C4
Email: toronto@millstreetbrewpub.ca
Tel: (416) 681 0338
Fax: (416) 681 0339

Toronto Pearson Airport

Terminal 1 6301 Silver Dart Dr.
Mississauga, ON
Tel: (416) 776-0490

St. John’S Brew Pub

135 Harbour Drive
St. John, A1C 6N6, NL
Tel: (709) 383-7070


Mill Street Ottawa Brew Pub

555 Wellington St,
Ottawa, ON
K1R 1C5
Tel:(613) 567-2337


Mill Street Calgary Brew Pub

219 17 Ave SW
Calgary, AB
T2S 0A3, Canada
Email: info@millstreetcalgarybrewpub.com