Mill Creek Brewery / Freddy's Brewpub

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15 Ratings

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

948 McCurdy Rd
Kelowna, British Columbia, V1X 2P7

(250) 491-2695 | map

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Added by RobHoppin on 03-14-2006

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Photo of ajcarp
3.15/5  rDev -2.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 2.5 | food: 4

Nicely decorated bar and dining area, adjacent to a banquet room and bowling alley.

Their standard beers, while well made, are nothing exceptional, and you might as well be drinking a mass market product. The only one I would be able to drink on a consistent basis is the Lord Nelson Pale Ale. They do make a few seasonal beers, of which the IPA is the only one that pushes any taste buds.

The food is a bit above the standard pub fare. Well prepared and presented, with the daily specials making it a good value.

The service I had was attentive. OK, I was the only one in the place at 2 PM on a Wednesday, but just the same I've been ignored under similar circumstances.

Overall, not a bad place to spend an evening, but if you go there expecting great craft beer, you will be disappointed.

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Photo of RobHoppin
3.03/5  rDev -6.2%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 2.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 4

This place was originally Big River when it opened in 1999/2000. Very low key selection of beers. During our visit last night it seemed that more macro bottles were being served than house brews being poured. The Pale Ale is decent, but as with all the beers, lacking in the hops. They have a seasonal Rye Ale (called by staff as their winter ale) which is pretty bland, but fits the characteristic of most of their beers. There doesn't seem to be any real passion for beer and the clientele reflects this.

The food is great, curry on Friday nights is top notch, just wish they had a hoppy IPA to wash it down with (even if it was in a bottle).

Service is pretty decent, especially if you are a regular and the staff seems to be somewhat educated on their beers, which is more than I can say about other establishments of this nature in the Vancouver market.

If it's your fist time, be sure to order a sample tray as they tend to comp that to newbies if you are ordering food and/or a pint of your favorite.

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Photo of BDTyre
3.5/5  rDev +8.4%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Sort of a generic brewpub a la Big River...almost like the Big River of Kelowna: offers a "dinner and a movie" deal, attached to a bowling alley. No discernible atmosphere other than that of trendy brewpub. Service was a bit slow, especially considering there were only about ten or twelve people in there. Decent selection of food and the food itself is tasty. Five brews, no seasonals. Beers are tasty, well done and served in interesting glassware. Looks like they are full 20oz pints, for only $4.74.

Fridays are curry nights, too bad we went on Saturday afternoon.

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Mill Creek Brewery / Freddy's Brewpub in Kelowna, BC, Canada
Brewery rating: 3.14 out of 5 with 15 ratings
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