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Review of Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery

Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery
Ranked #1 of 4 Food & Drink in Barrie
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Leading Ontario's Craft Beer Revolution, the Flying Monkeys brew award-winning beers in their unique waterfront brewhouse right in Barrie’s historic downtown. Known as one of the friendliest, most hospitable tours around, experience for yourself the world of craft brewing and sample fresh local beers with the Flying Monkeys. Always FREE, the brewery is the best cheap date around!
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Stairs / elevator, Bathroom facilities
Kelowna, Canada
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122 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Love love love it”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2014

Every time the staff are so friendly and attentive. Each year we visit I get a new t-shirt and some beer for our vacation. Still waiting for the monkey to arrive in Kelowna BC

Visited August 2014
1 Thank Shidoll
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236 reviews
189 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 246 helpful votes
“Bizarre Beer, Lengthy Tour”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

I must say that the staff at Flying Monkeys is incredibly generous in their sample selection and pours. Though we found their beer not to our taste, I understand the allure.

The tour was informative, but incredibly detailed. If you're new to brewery tours, I'd recommend it, but if not, the length of their tour (90min) can wear on you. Perhaps it was the guide's keen interests that elongated the tour. It wasn't a bad thing, it just started feeling repetitious.

2 Thank NorthernWanderlust
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Stayner, Canada
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130 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Good beer!!!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2014 via mobile

Sat on the patio on canada day, ambiance was lively with a live bands doing a decent job, beer was great but the heifenweisen was a bit on the hoppy side for my taste(seams to be common practice in ontario) the fruit beer all tasted good except the hibiscus one, maybe just a personal taste but... Service was pretty slow but friendly. They also have a pretty cool store inside selling t shirts and weird monkey stuff. Definitely worth a try! On the down side I would say it would be nice to have food but it's only for drinks....

Thank kinkajouzaboo
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Comox Valley, Canada
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225 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 621 helpful votes
“Flying Monkeys Brewery...Just DO it!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2014

If you are thinking of visiting the Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery in downtown Barrie, Just DO it!
What a wonderful place, almost magical; excellent beers, fantastic staff, clean as a whistle, free tours available, everything as it should be.
For the past 4 years my girlfriend Colleen and I have visited each Canada Day and make a ritual of sitting and enjoying 4 of their beers for only $5 bucks, awesome deal.
But more important, it's a reprieve from the hustle and bustle of the world; we sit and savour their hand-crafted delights in a blissful air-conditioned environment.
Come see how these folks have changed an old brewery into a world-class micro brewery, right in our own city!
Pictures below are from today's July 1st celebration, but do visit and make your own memories.

Visited July 2014
3 Thank Paulshappy
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Owen Sound, Canada
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Worth a visit.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2014

I had been to this brewery before and was not able to take in the tour. This time I was able to take in the tour. The tour guide was informative and engaging. She knew the product well and was able to answer questions with ease. The tour is not long - about fifteen minutes or so. It provides some history of the area and some insight into the company. I would suggest showing up about a half hour before the start of the tour to take in the shop and sample beer. In all I spent about an hour there and enjoyed the experience.

Visited February 2014
Thank Chris G
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