Posted February 27, 2017
Barnstormer Brewing & Distilling expanding to Midland
Midland – Barnstormer Brewing & Distilling Co. today announced plans to construct a second location at 526 Bay St in downtown Midland.
The waterfront property will act as a major production brewing and distilling facility, according to Barnstormer, featuring a 250-seat restaurant overlooking Georgian Bay, patio seating, and a menu similar to its Barrie location offering pizza and gastropub fare.
“We are thrilled that Barnstormer Brewing & Distilling Co. has chosen Midland to launch their flagship microbrewery.” said Midland Mayor Gord McKay. “Their three million dollar investment in our downtown will spur our local economy, provide jobs and serve as a new attraction for our area’s tourism industry. I wish Barnstormer every success with their line of quality beverages, while helping to make Midland a household name throughout Ontario.”
“We are excited to establish our flagship location in Midland. With the production brewery and restaurant so close to the beautiful waterfront setting, we hope to attract additional tourism to Midland and surrounding area and become a staple community attraction and destination,” said Barnstormer Founder and President, Dustin Norlund. “The outpouring of support from local residents and council has been overwhelming so far and we can’t wait to get started.”
The project is expected to add an anchor tourism destination to the Midland waterfront community and create approximately 50 diverse job opportunities to residents in the region. The facility will also provide the community a joint-use office and meeting space for large corporate functions and events. This co-working environment will give freelancers, startups and small businesses the opportunity to work, collaborate, and grow in a supportive and authentic community atmosphere, according to the announcement.
Barnstormer first opened in December 2013.