Canadian Beer News broke the brews’ news recently, that Mill St. Brewery’s fifth Mill Street Brew Pub will be in St. John’s. It’ll be their first venture outside of Ontario.
In their own words, “Mill St. has gained a reputation for offering unique award-winning beers and a memorable dining experience … from tours to tastings, growlers to seasonal offerings, our Brewpub is craft beer at its best.”
Mill St. Brewery is well-known among beer drinkers for brews like Mill St. Organic, Tankhouse Ale, Vanilla Porter, and 100th Meridian, all available at the NLC’s craft beer section. But they brew many others not currently available here too, like Cobblestone Stout, Belgian Wit, and a coffee porter, as well as an endless batch of seasonals.
When they open, it’s safe to speculate that most Mill St. beers will be available in their pub, because other locations offer their full suite of beers, whether or not there is on-site brewing. A job posting for a Head Brewer in St. John’s has already been posted by Labatt’s, and presumably filled (the job ad is no longer open). Labatt’s bought out Mill Street Brewery last October.
Timelines have yet to be announced for the construction and opening of the St. John’s location, but the rumour mill is churning up the idea of them sharing space with The Bier Markt [sic] when they open in the space formerly occupied by The Keg on Harbour Drive.
In terms of food, the menu includes “Bar Bites” like beer nuts, pretzels, “Apps and Shareables” like smoked meat poutine and perogies, “Artisanal Toasts” like whipped ricotta and ‘Nduja & Cheese, a variety of sandwiches and salads, pubfare, brunch, and a kids’ menu — it’s a very exhaustive menu.
They also have weekly specials, like “Chef’s Feature Taco” on Mondays for $3.50, or $4 “Beer Bites” every Tuesday. The price goes up throughout the week: Wednesdays are “A Pie & Pint” and Thursdays are Chef’s Featured Stew: both $16. Fri-Sun, the specials are $23.