Mill Street Brewery

Mill Street Brewery

September 28, 2009 15:39 ET

Mill Street Brewery Scores a Hat-Trick!

Mill Street Brewery Takes Canadian Brewery of the Year-for Third Consecutive Year-at 2009 Canadian Brewing Awards

Mill Street also wins the most medals: three bronze, two silver & two gold

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 28, 2009) - Mill Street Brewery has earned another momentous achievement, taking the title of Canadian Brewery of the Year for the third year in a row at the 2009 Canadian Brewing Awards, held in downtown Toronto. The brewery also took home seven other trophies for its outstanding brews including two golds; one for its ESB (English Style Pale Ale - Bitter) and the other for its Barley Wine.

Over fifty-eight breweries from across the country submitted 290 beers for judging in 26 categories.

"What's nice about winning these awards is that it's really about the liquid, and not about the marketing," says Brewmaster Joel Manning. "As a brewer, it's great to win consistently because it means the beer itself is getting the respect it deserves. That said, we don't do this to win awards. We do this because we love what we do."

For the first time, the CBA's were officially sanctioned by the Beer Judge Certification Program (, an internationally recognized beer judging body. All the beers were judged in blind taste tests, and 18 certified BJCP panelists scored all the beers according to the stringent style guidelines provided.

"We're all extremely proud of this accomplishment," adds co-founder Steve Abrams. "To be recognized for brewing excellence in a country with so many world-class brewers is very gratifying. For a company with such a relatively brief history, it's hard to believe how far we've come!"

Brand             Medal      Category
Tankhouse Ale     Bronze     North American Style Pale Ale (Bitter)
Coffee Porter     Bronze     Porter
Helles Bock       Bronze     Traditional German Style
Barley Wine       Gold       Barley Wine
Belgian Wit       Silver     Belgian Style White / Wit 
ESB               Gold       English Style Pale Ale (Bitter) 
Pilsner           Silver     European Style Lager (Pilsner) 

About Mill Street Brewery -

Mill Street Brewery, Canadian Brewery of the Year (2007, 2008 and now 2009), is East Toronto's first commercial brewery to open in more than 100 years, producing handcrafted lagers and ales in the historic Distillery District since December 2002. Mill Street Brewery produces a variety of award-winning beers, including small batches of seasonal brews. Mill Street's core offerings are Original Organic Lager (with 100% certified organic ingredients), Tankhouse Ale, Stock Ale, Coffee Porter, Belgian Wit, and Mill Street Pilsner. Mill Street Brewery is a member of the Ontario Craft Brewers.

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