Mill St. Brewery to Offer Craft Brands at New UP Express Flagship Station

TORONTO, April 17, 2015 /CNW/ - Mill St. Brewery is pleased to announce that it will be a partner of UP Express when its flagship Union Station location opens in Spring 2015.

Situated on the second level of the station, the "CIBC UPstairs" lounge will feature Mill St. Brewery's distinct offering of homegrown craft beers, specially selected to accompany the delicious light fare that UP Express guests will be able to enjoy before boarding the train to Toronto Pearson International Airport.

"UP Express is a landmark addition to our city's infrastructure and will be a great benefit to residents and visitors alike," says Kevin Weitzman, Vice President at Mill Street. "We hope that we can add to the positive experience for everyone stopping in to the "CIBC UPstairs" lounge by providing a variety of delicious craft beers that will fit the tastes of any beer drinker."

Mill St. Brewery was established in December 2002, in what is now known as the Historic Distillery District in Toronto. Since then, it has gone on to become one of the most popular craft breweries in Canada with a strong, Toronto-centric brand.

The brewery has won a large number of awards for its individual beers and for the brewery overall, highlighted by having been named Canadian Brewery of the Year at the Canadian Brewing Awards on three separate occasions.

"UP Express will transform the way people travel to and from the airport and make it easier to experience everything that the province and the city have to offer," says Kathy Haley, President of UP Express. "Our flagship station will be the first place to showcase the unique brands and products that you can find in Toronto. Mill Street's dedication to its craft and passion for the city make them a perfect partner." 

Mill Street's presence at Union Station will add to the assembly of high quality craft brands that promise to capture the interest of UP Express' guests and reflect the best of the city. 

About Mill Street Brewery

Mill Street Brewery was founded in Toronto's historic Distillery District in December 2002. Connecting Canada's proud brewing heritage with today's innovative craft beer scene, Mill Street has been named "Canadian Brewery of the Year" at the Canadian Brewing Awards on three separate occasions. With brewpub locations in Toronto and Ottawa, including The Beer Hall at Mill Street Brewery, Mill Street has a unique selection of craft beers available year-round at liquor stores, bars and restaurants across Canada, including: Original Organic Lager, Tankhouse Ale, Belgian Wit Beer, Lemon Tea Beer, Cobblestone Stout, Vanilla Porter and the latest release, the 100th Meridian Organic Amber Lager.

About UP Express

Union Pearson Express is a division of Metrolinx, an agency of the Government of Ontario, and one project among $16 billion of transportation improvements Metrolinx is bringing to the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. Launching this spring, UP Express will be a dedicated express air-rail service connecting Union Station in downtown Toronto and Toronto Pearson International Airport in just 25 minutes.

For more information, visit www.upexpress.com.

SOURCE Mill St. Brewery

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For further information: For more information and interview requests, please contact: Mill Street Brewery: Kevin Weitzman, VP Business Development, KWeitzman@millstreetbrewery.com, T. 416.759.6565 x220, C. 416.809.6111; Metrolinx: Anne Marie Aikins, Manager, Media Relations, annemarie.aikins@metrolinx.com or (416) 202-5796

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