ABOUT BARNSTORMER BREWING AND PIZZERIA About the Brewery and Pizzeria Located in beautiful Barrie Ontario the brewery is located near the scenic areas of Lake Simcoe, Georgian Bay, and cottage country. Barnstormer was founded after two like minded brewers and beer enthusiasts met, both had ideas and similar projects in the works, this became Barnstormer.
Barnstormer produces cutting edge craft beer with a west coast united states flair. Having spent some years brewing in Southern California members of the brewing team like to produce modern edgy beer while still producing staple “to style” offerings as staples.
You're always welcome to drop in, sample our beers, tour the kettles and meet the beer and pizza obsessed team. You can also get an insider tip or two on how spend the day, a week or a lifetime in our cottage country home.
Want Us On Tap? If you are a restaurant owner or manager and want us on tap simply contact our sales team via phone or email. Customers, tell your favorite restaurant to call us! If you are wondering what you need to get a tap in your house (and no you are not the only one) simply call us or stop by, we are happy to help and may even have equipment.
Free Guided Tours Departing from the restaurant area our purser will explain the finer points of whole flower hops, the brewing process and all the fine details that go into craft beer and artisan pizza. These things that matter to us! See tour schedule above.
Gift Shop Swag and, well, more swag every one should have a few Barnstormer tees! Our restaurant doubles as a showroom for Barnstormer branded hats, shirts, glasses, snowboards (kidding), growlers, and other goods everyone should have.
OUR CREW Dustin Norlund
Dustin has been a craft beer lover since college where he built a microbrewery as part of his junior and senior engineering design projects. With an engineering and aviation background craft beer was an obvious evolutionary step... Dustin has been an avid sailor, built an airplane from scratch, and had the opportunity to drink beers in over 30 countries around the world.
It is Dustin's belief that too many craft brewers produce beer that is what they want to drink, not beer that their market wants to drink, it is his goal to produce a beer line up that the entry level craft beer drinker will enjoy while also having offerings to satisfy the more experienced drinkers needs.
Dustin has brewed for over 15 years, piloted an airplane that has never flown before, captained a boat through the Panama Canal twice, and will own you on the Ms. Pac-Man machine. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Follow Dustin: LinkedIn – Facebook
Growing up in wine region has inspired Zack to fight for “team beer”. This southern Ontario home also made it very easy to cross the border and sample the abundance of craft beer from all over our neighbors to the south.
Zack is a graduate of the Brewmaster and Brewery Operations program at Niagara College and has brewing experience from a handful of other breweries across Ontario. Zack’s creativity and enthusiasm to try new things will have you coming back for more.
Quick Facts Zack is an avid golfer and sports fan and an encyclopedia of useless stats and information. A music nerd and very opinionated movie watcher he is always prepared for a discussion on either topic over a beer. Gerry Ramier
Gerry grew up in the bustling metropolis of Welland ON and cooked for a few years, before trying his hand at Army Life. After nearly 8 years with the Canadian Forces, Gerry has travelled to and drank in numerous countries, fueling a passion for sudsy deliciousness. All leading to his BIO on this page.
Quick Facts Music lover, long boarder, snake keeper, and quite possibly the worst choice in facial hair styles this side of Toronto!
Eliza MacDonald is a customer service specialist and Beer lover who has spent nearly fifteen years working with and for various restaurants and cafes. Having recently completed post graduate training in Small business management and Entrepreneurship she was ready to take the next step and Barnstormers was ready to grow. A mom, a friend, a dreamer, a believer and a beer drinker!
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