Craft Beers have been steadily increasing in popularity across Ontario and this is definitely true at the Barnstormer Brewing Company in Barrie, ON. The brewery started in a storage unit in 2013 and has quickly grown into a fully-fledged microbrewery, restaurant and retail store.
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The demand for Barnstormer is so strong that its now sold in The Beer Store and coming soon to the LCBO. Some new equipment was installed to deal with that increased demand. The old 10 barrel tanks have been replaced with 30 barrel tanks in the brewhouse.
The restaurant has a casual, retro vibe to it. Everything is aviation themed. Think of the warplane era from WWI with vintage avionics equipment and pin up girls all over the place.
The restaurant menu was designed to have the food they prepare pair well with their in house beer. In fact, all the servers at Barnstormer are Cicerone Certified. They can help you navigate the menu and choose the most appropriate beer to complete your dining experience.
- Located at 384 Yonge St. in Barrie.
- Easily Accessible whether you’re driving North or South on the 400.
- 5 Minutes from the Essa Rd. exit.
- Events like an “In-Flight Movie Night” as well as live music are held on a regular basis so call ahead or go online to the Events Calendar for an up-to-date list of what’s happening this week.
Things to Remember:
- Barnstomer’s beers are unfiltered and all-natural which means they have no preservatives so if you decide to buy a fresh brew drink it sooner rather than later.
- Call ahead and make a reservation especially if its a Friday or Saturday night.
- Take Out is an option for anyone who wants to grab a bite and go.
- A “Tasting Flight” which allows you to sample 4 different beers.
- Tour the Brewery for an unique behind-the-scenes look at how beer is made and bottled.
- Any pizza made with the spent-grain which includes the all-natural malted grains left behind after the brewing process.
As always, please visit the official Barnstormer Brewing Company website to get the latest info before your visit.
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