Visited on a sunny Saturday in August 2015. It was a store back then, with plans to turn into a brewpub. Planning to return and see how it's changed. The people working there were friendly but very new. Always happy to try their beers.
Visited July 2nd 2017, and this place was quite a surprise. Located downtown Barrie, so you may have to look and pay for parking.The place has a huge terrasse, and a great pub area, with 20 offerings, one-offs , 2-3$ per sample. The quality is good...I regret not eating here as the food looked delicious. Service was a bit inattentive at first but the place was packed...I’m glad I stopped by.
Very colourful interior with lots of things to look at on the walls. Ventured into the basement for the bathrooms and walked by an awesome old glass and wood door labelled "Labratory Analysis" with lab coats and equipment used to analyze beer. Bathrooms are all decorated differently, one with many bottles from them and other brewers on the wall, another one I peeked into had bookshelves with books you could borrow or leave. Didn’t get a chance to order any food, just popped in for some beer. Selection of their stuff was rather impressive, with their core beers and quite a number of experimental one-offs. We’ll definitely be coming back!
Awesome little place right in the heart of the old part of Barrie. Near the water. Licence plates and posters all over the ceilings. Lots of items like mugs and glasses for purchase. TONS of their beers on tap (16 to be exact). They were understaffed the time I was there (11:45 on a Friday), so the service wasn’t as swift as expected. Parking was a bit of a pain, as there was only so many metered spots on the street. If I was in the area again, I would definitely stop by to purchase brews I wouldn’t normally be able to get at my LCBO or Beer Store. MB. The Beer "Bear"on
Very nice place in downtown Barrie. Quaint and small, with a definite small town friendly vibe. Sampling room is nice, with some fun reasonable stuff to buy. They are very generous with their time and tasting. A good visit, but not a must.
nice place in the core of Barrie. you can pop by for a free tasting or three and purchase a pint if need be. No food, not a pub but a decent place to visit nonetheless. I hear there are plans for them to open up a proper pub in the future. Most of their beers are filtered so that sucks but otherwise they make some okay beers.
My local brewery. They sell all their beers and have free tours on the weekends. Tour includes a sample of everything in their regular production.
They also have a party room upstairs that can be rented for events with its own bar and kitchen.
Also sell shirts, glasses, and other paraphernalia in their store front.
Stopped in to try some samples. Disappointed they only had a couple of things on tap with nothing special but that was just bad timing on my part. Nice setup, friendly staff and worth the visit off the 400 if you feel like a beer.