LEADING THE ONTARIO CRAFT BEER REVOLUTION SINCE 2004
Brewing radical Beers and creative Ales right on the waterfront in downtown Barrie, the Flying Monkeys was the first Ontario Craft Brewery to truly recognize the need to overthrow the convervative regime of macro-brews and timid small batch taste-a-likes and create a new Culture of Craft Brewing in our province.
WE ALL STARTED AS HOME BREWERS
In a dorm room, in a garage, in a basement, in a kitchen - we all started as Beer Hackers brewing for cheapness, utility, and curiosity. Flying Monkeys’ Founder, Peter Chiodo, learned home brewing as a little boy in Gramp’s Etobicoke basement. Mining his skill as a broke university student in Alabama and even broker grad student in Mississippi, our Peter honed his talents and learned to respect beer brewed with hands (not machines). And his passion for local, fresh craft beer grew.
NORMAL IS WEIRD.
Casting off the comfortable and respectable cloak of the Robert Simpson Brewing Company, and revealing our true selves as the Flying Monkeys in late 2008, we gave rise to the collective creativity of our Brewery and committed our Brewhouse to the adventurous longings of the growing culture of Craft Beer Lovers in Ontario. Since then, we’ve packaged over 44 unique brews, won over 50 national and international awards, and even sent a beer into space.