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Published April 5, 2024

Let's get crafty: Craft breweries in Barrie & Simcoe County

Craft beer from breweries in Barrie and Simcoe County

The craft beer scene in Barrie (and Simcoe County) is booming, and for good reason! Whether you're a seasoned IPA fanatic or a curious newbie, there's tons of great craft breweries waiting to quench your thirst.

So, if your looking for some craft beer, take a "hop", skip and a jump down to one of these places for some local cold ones.

Craft breweries in Barrie

If you're looking for brewery in Barrie, be sure to check out Flying Monkeys:

Flying Monkeys in Barrie

Serving up suds since 2002, Flying Monkeys offers up 16 taps of their very own brews like the dry-hopped Juicy Ass IPA along with the always delicious food (and their very own Seltzers). They brew fearlessly and you can taste their passion in every sip!

Barnstormers Brewery in Barrie

Barnstormer Brewing & Distilling Co. is known for its award-winning craft beers and delicious food. They offer house-made pizzas, burgers, and other pub fare alongside their beers and spirits.

They even have a weekend brunch option. If you're interested in the brewing process, you can take a free tour on the weekend and see it all up close. They also have live music on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, and a patio for outdoor seating in the summer.

Craft breweries in Simcoe County

If you're up for a short road trip, be sure to check out these breweries across Simcoe County ...

Quayle's Brewery in Oro-Medonte

Located just outside of Barrie in Oro-Medonte, Quayle's Brewery offers a relaxed atmosphere and a beautiful patio setting. Sample their farm-fresh craft beers including everything from hazy IPAs to porters and more.

Couchiching Craft Brewing Co in Orillia

Located in Orillia, Couchiching Craft Brewing offers a variety of beers, from classic styles to experimental creations. Keep an eye out for their seasonal offerings and unique collaborations with other breweries. And, of course, you won't want to miss their patio come warm weather!

Test Batches Brewery in Midland

Test Batches Brewery started as a healthy obsession for craft beer that quickly grew. Located in Midland, Test Batches offers a rotating menu of specially crafted beers and beverages.

Black Bellows Brewing Company in Collingwood

Black Bellows in Collingwood is known for its commitment to using local ingredients. Their core lineup includes a pale ale, an IPA, and a dark lager, with seasonal offerings rotating throughout the year.

Side Launch Brewing Company in Collingwood

This brewery in Collingwood boasts a spacious (dog-friendly) taproom and large patio. Side Launch Brewery offers a wide variety of beers, from IPAs and stouts to lagers and sours.

The Collingwood Brewery in Collingwood

Round out your Simcoe County brewery tour with a visit to The Collingwood Brewery. They offer a core selection of year-round beers alongside seasonal and limited-edition releases with a mission to "draw in people who haven’t discovered craft beer…and delight those who do."

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