Posted February 2, 2017

Barnstormer announces new distillery and spirits release

Barrie – Barnstormer Brewing & Distilling Co. has announced its upcoming line of in-house distilled craft spirits will launch in early 2017.

The brewery and pizzeria, which opened in December 2013, plans to produce Russian Intelligence Craft Vodka, Rum Runner Hybrid Craft Spirit, Whiskey Tango Foxtrot Craft Grain Spirit, and The Longest Day Craft Gin.

A custom-engineered still has been installed in brewery’s expanded brewing facilitties. Barnstormer’s current head brewer Jeff Woodworth and assistant brewer Graham White have also taken on distilling operations.

According to founder, Dustin Norlund, the brewery and distillery plans to launch its spirits line in Q1 2017 at its Barrie retail store followed by the LCBO.

Norlund adds they intend to move forward with the distilling operating despite potential tax setbacks put forth in Ontario’s Bill 70.


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