Northwinds Brewery Ltd.

Northwinds Brewery Ltd.

Northwinds Brewhouse & Eatery opened in August 2014 as a tied house, including a 15BBL brewhouse and full service kitchen. Our seating accommodates 104 persons. We are open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner with kids, GF and vegetarian menus available upon request. Our bar includes 16 taps, with Northwinds beers served on 10-14 taps, local cider and guest taps on the remainder. Find our beers here. Other alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages are also available. Our lunch and dinner menus change seasonally. Find our current menus here. We use predominantly local ingredients sourced from farms, bakeries and other producers in our area. We are Feast ON Certified and strive to always look locally first for everything we serve and do.

Contact

499 First Street, Units 3&4
Collingwood ON L9Y1B9
Phone: 705-293-6666

Beers Available

Brew Mountain: Centennial
Brew Mountain: Centennial
A bright golden colour with a rocky white head this beer has an big estery aroma with loads of earthy pine and evergreen all wrapped around a rich grapefruit citrus and light honey notes. The flavour remains very approachable and balanced with nice honey malt character and those notes of evergreen and pine finishing lightly on the palate with a bit of citrus. A semi-dry finish makes this extremely drinkable.
Brew Mountain: Falconer
Brew Mountain: Falconer's Flight
A bright golden colour with a rocky white head this beer has an amazing aroma of really juicy pink grapefruit, blood oranges, and light notes of honey. The flavour remains juicy with a sharp grapefruit bite with lots of grainy characters that balance out the bitterness that leaves a nice light sweetness. A semi-dry finish makes this extremely drinkable.
Brew Mountain: Summit
Brew Mountain: Summit
A bright golden colour with a rocky white head this beer has a complex aroma of grapefruit, oranges, pine and lovely earthy undertones. The flavour remains juicy with a sharp grapefruit bite with lots of bready characters that balance out the bitterness that leaves a nice light sweetness. A semi-dry finish makes this extremely drinkable.
Cannonball Black Saison
Cannonball Black Saison
An opaque black beer with a rocky off-white head and an estery aroma, fruit, spice, and a very light note of lightly roasted coffee. The body is very light, spicy, herbal, light fruit, and just a hint of roast in the dry finish of the beer. Delicate and light.
Corduroy Rye IPA
Corduroy Rye IPA
This is a full bodied IPA with a hefty addition of hearty rye malt and loads of hops. This beer boasts a rich copper colour with red hues that glow from the glass. The generous addition of rye adds a peppery spiciness that accentuates while balancing the bitterness of the massive citrus and floral aromatics of Summit, Dana, and Wakatu hops. The rye also leaves a dry finish which keeps this complex and bold beer finishing crisp, clean, and irresistible.
Crazy Horse American IPA
Crazy Horse American IPA
A hazy orange with a white head, lots of pine, gooseberry, and grapefruit zest. The flavour boasts a lot of bitterness, but is balanced by a sweet body, and just a light lingering resinous bitterness. This is just big and juicy. Drink fresh!
Dubbel Diamond Belgian Ale
Dubbel Diamond Belgian Ale
A rusty copper with a rocky white head. The aromas are full of plums, raisins, light banana, melon, and spicy peppery notes from the yeast. The body is full with lots of complex flavours and nuances. There are hints of plum, dates, figs, some clove and spice. Complex but not complicated. A nice candy sweetness that finishes semi-dry.
Gatekeeper Belgian IPA
Gatekeeper Belgian IPA
A hazy burnt orange, with a tight white head boasting aromas of lychee, gooseberry, pink grapefruit, orange zest, and an underlying pine note. The body is light, full of bright tropical citrus, peppery notes from the yeast, a little biscuit malt character that finishes sharp and very dry.
Junkyard Cat American Lager
Junkyard Cat American Lager
A hazy glowing orange with a rocky white head. The aroma is big grapefruit, balanced with a light pine character, and hints of honey. The palate is very soft and light with lots of citrus and fruity characters, and a honey-like sweetness to balance out the bitterness. Semi-dry finish.
Kingpin Steam Inspired Lager
Kingpin Steam Inspired Lager
A full bodied yet crisp beer with lovely fruity esters and a notable earthy hop presence mingling with caramel malt aromas. The flavours are balanced between the caramel and biscuit malts and the dry evergreen bitterness of the hops that leave a satisfying flavour on the tongue.
Milk Run Coffee Stout
Milk Run Coffee Stout
An opaque beer with a thick tan head. The aroma is fresh ground coffee, unsweetened cocoa, and hints of vanilla. The flavour is a rich mocha flavoured coffee, lots of lingering cocoa, and a light sweet finish, but not too sweet. It is a rich creamy beer with the lactose sugar, but it has the same satisfaction of drinking a fresh brewed cup of coffee.
Moonlit Wit
Moonlit Wit
This is a cloudy straw coloured beer with a tight white head. The aroma has lovely notes of bright orange zest, clementines, and a spicy peppery note from the yeast and the toasted coriander. The flavours are full of that lemony wheat character, orange, lemon, with a nice bitter spicy backing. This is a very effervescent and dry beer that is very soft on the palate.
Nosey Parker Porter
Nosey Parker Porter
An opaque beer with a nice tan head. This has a nice biscuit sweetness on the nose with a little earthiness from the hops. Some sweet flavours that finish with liquorish and maple, with no lingering bitterness from any of the darker malts. It has a nice semi-sweet finish making this an easy drinker.
Old Baldy Farmhouse Ale
Old Baldy Farmhouse Ale
This is an unfiltered beer with a hazy golden orange hue, boasting aromas of lemon zest, some lime and light hints of spicy rye. The body is light and effervescent which leaves this drinking easy. There is a nice sweetness from the hearty rye malt and caramelized wheat. The hop flavour is full of lemon and tangerine that finishes clean and very dry.
Old Smokey Gratzer
Old Smokey Gratzer
This is a hazy straw coloured beer with a rocky white head boasting aromas of campfire and undertones of doughy wheat. The flavour is very light with notes of apple, pear, more of that doughy wheat character, and a lovely bitterness that cuts clean with lingering smoke. The high carbonation makes this very dry beer extremely drinkable.
Pretty River Lagered Ale
Pretty River Lagered Ale
This is a straw coloured beer with a tight white head. The aroma has lovely notes of pear, bread, light apple and a subtle noble hop character. The flavour is focused on the grainy malt character with a nice mineral content and with a noticeable hop character to balance this effervescent and dry beer.
Rad Dog Belgian Ale
Rad Dog Belgian Ale
A bright golden beer with a tight white head with delicate aromas from the peppery, spicy yeast, a light, honey note, and a dominant aroma of tropical fruits such as mango, pineapple, lychee, and tangerines. The flavour is well balanced with a honey note from the malt, while the aromas continue throughout the body of the beer, leaving a dry finishing. A very inviting beer.
Rainmaker IPA
Rainmaker IPA
A hazy copper coloured beer with brilliant orange hues and a rich white head. The aroma is big, resiny, sticky, oranges, grapefruit, tangerines, pine, with touches of caramel. The flavour is loaded with citrus, the same resiny, sticky hop flavour, yet a nice malty - caramel background to "balance" the hop bitterness. A full bodied, semi-sweet finish.
Red Sunset Irish Ale
Red Sunset Irish Ale
A beautiful deep copper with rich red hues and aromas of sweet caramel malts, a slight earthy hop note, and very low esters. The flavour has a wonderful malty sweetness with a herbal hop balanced and a nice drying finish due to the roasted barley. A lovely approachable beer with a lot of character.
Rooster Tail American Pale Wheat
Rooster Tail American Pale Wheat
A beautiful cloudy beer golden in colour with hints of orange and tight bubble head. The dry hopping gives this beer a great citrus aroma, lots of orange, tangerine, clementines, and a nice resiny hop character. The flavour is light, a nice creamy body but, boasts lovely citrus flavours from all of the hops. There's no lingering bitterness, as it's nice and dry.
Route 26 American Brown Ale
Route 26 American Brown Ale
A rich deep brown with a very deep red hue and a nice off white head. This has nice toasted aroma with lots of nutty and caramel over tones with an underlying resiny hop kick. This has a big body, boasting all of the lovely toasted malts, just a big chewy and nutty ale with a nice bitterness to keep this beer from having any lingering sweetness. Semi-sweet finish.
Swamp Fly Sour Ale w/ Haskaps
Swamp Fly Sour Ale w/ Haskaps
A bright pink with red hues and a tight white head. The aromas boast a nice berry sweetness reminiscent of a blend of blueberries and raspberries. The flavour is very light with a nice sweetness followed by a light and sharp lactic acidity balanced by a mild bready character. This is very dry and light.
Three Stage XPA
Three Stage XPA
A light golden colour with a thick white head this beer has a lot of tropical citrus aromas of pineapple, mango, tangerines, oranges, with light pine. There is an earthy malt sweetness along with lingering lemon and tangerine citrus which keeps this beer refreshing and sessionable with a very dry finish and no lingering bitterness. It really cleans the palate.
Wee Willi Winkels Lager
Wee Willi Winkels Lager
A brilliantly clear golden colour with a bright white head. The aroma has a lovely malty-grainy character from the pilsner malt with a light noble, grassy hop character. The flavour is beautifully balanced with crisp pilsner malt, grainy notes and a lovely hop accent that is well attenuated and dry.

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