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Jay Mirlocca

Year One!

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I can’t believe that this Saturday, the 13th of September will mark the anniversary of Northwinds first beer release, Corduroy Rye IPA. It’s been one hell of a year getting all the bits and pieces together to open the Brewhouse & Eatery and I wouldn’t change a thing. Thanks to everyone who helped make Northwinds Brewhouse possible. I couldn’t dream of a better team of people working together. Thank you!

The Brewhouse at 499 First St. in Collingwood opened the first week of August and I truly hope everyone who has had a chance to stop in has enjoyed all the amazing food, atmosphere, and beery creations. I also hope to see y’all back again to keep checking out what’s new. I’ve always got some new creations under fermentation, so keep checking back for the updated draft list and retail beer selection. My goal is to ensure that you get the freshest beer possible while always showcasing a wide variety of styles. Don’t worry, if one of your favourite beers suddenly disappears from the draft or retail store it’ll probably return again at some point. It just takes time and when you see it again you’ll know just how fresh it is. That’s the true beauty of this set-up.

This Saturday we’ll be releasing a harvest beer with a twist. The Beet For Red Hoptober is a beer brewed with wet hops straight from the vines at Bighead Hops and roasted golden and red beetroot from Roy’L Acres. I really love the aromas and flavours that come out of this brilliant crimson beer. There is a really nice balance between the caramelization of the beets and a earthy, piney, and orange rind aroma and flavour from the super fresh oily hops. This was just a fun way to celebrate the harvest and relationships with these passionate farmers.

Stay tuned into the ol’ blog as I’ll do my very best to keep it updated and current with all the new beers coming up and musings of Northwinds Brewhouse life.

Your friendly neighbourhood brewer,

– Bartle

Brandon Semenuk’s Rad Company

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Northwinds is proud to present:

Brandon Semenuk’s Rad Company

Saturday June 14, 7:30pm
Doors open at 7:00
Tickets $10

Gayety Theatre – 161 Hurontario Street, Collingwood

Brandon Semenuk’s Rad Company pushes the limits of freeride mountain biking and showcases the skills and passion that make him one of the most versatile and explosive riders on the planet. Brandon handpicked a crew of riders who drive and inspire him in each discipline for this film, ultimately creating some of the highest level of riding ever caught on camera.

The film features an eclectic soundtrack that flows like your favorite mix tape, while seamlessly meshing all disciplines of mountain biking. NWD Films and Red Bull Media House have teamed up with some of the top cinematographers and digital effects artists to create an innovative style, while keeping true to the “all killer no filler” style of the New World Disorder.

Fiji, Retallack BC, Sunshine Coast BC, Pemberton BC, Kamloops BC, and Utah

Stand for a Green Planet

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March 19, 2014
Music: Performance by Juno nominated musician Craig Cardiff

Location: Historic Gayety Theatre – Doors open at 6pm
Dinner and Live Music 6-7:30pm
Silent and Live Auction 6-8pm
Film Presentation 8pm

Dinner and Drinks provided by Bruce Wine Bar, Northwinds and Lifford

EVENT TICKES $40 – available at Elephant Thoughts and Bruce Wine Bar

About the Film

Stand features Norm Hann’s 350km standup paddleboard (SUP) expedition through the mystical Pacific Coast archipelago of Haida Gwaii, with a class of Heiltsuk students who build their own SUP from locally sourced red cedar as they “stand up” to preserve this truly wild corner of the globe. These student activists then paddle their way through some of the most dangerous navigable waters in the world – the narrow inlets of the Great Bear Rainforest – to showcase the stunning coastlines that would be in jeopardy should an oil-tanker carrying Enbridge’s proposed Northern Gateway Pipeline bitumen ever lose it’s load. Stand inspires integrity in a way that will have you fishing in your basement for that old flourescent wetsuit.

Stand for a green planet


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It took forever to find the right space for Northwinds Brewhouse & Eatery but we now have the keys and a great location along First Street (Highway #26), Collingwood’s commercial corridor. We are excited to announce that construction begins today! Fabrication of our brewing system started a while back and we hope to open the restaurant and bottle shop in late spring 2014. Expect a wide variety of ultra-fresh craft beer, a full local menu and an atmosphere unique to this region. Check back for updates on our progress. We look forward to seeing you all in a few short months

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