Redline Brewhouse Shuts Down Taproom & Restaurant

BARRIE, ON – Redline Brewhouse has announced the indefinite closure of its restaurant and taproom effective today (December 24th).

As reported by, the closure is due to a variety of factors, including “COVID-19, increased supply and food costs, a pending bump in the minimum wage, and uncertainty over the timeline of pandemic restrictions and government relief measures.”

“We’re still a production brewery,” says owner Kari Williams in the article. “That’s who we are, first and foremost. The restaurant and taproom side, we knew this probably a month ago, but thought we’d hang in. But we cannot do this under these circumstances.”

Approximately a dozen kitchen and serving staff have been laid off due to the closure, with five employees being kept on to run the brewery and retail shop.

For more details, see the announcement on the Redline Instagram page, and the full article at

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