Council to vote on new microbrewery

By rdnewsNOW staff
January 4, 2018 - 1:51pm Updated: January 5, 2018 - 9:10am

It looks like beer lovers in Red Deer will soon have another homegrown option to enjoy.

Red Deer city council will be asked at their regular meeting on Monday to give third reading to a Land Use Bylaw Amendment for an application to set up a microbrewery in Edgar Industrial Park.

The applicant, Belly Hop Brewing, is seeking to build a beer manufacturing, processing and distribution facility at 8105 Edgar Industrial Drive. They are also seeking to build a tasting room at their proposed site where customers can purchase and consume their offerings.

Under the City’s Land Use Bylaw, a microbrewery and tasting room is not a use that is currently considered in the I1 Industrial (Business Service) District. Applicants therefore must apply to the City for an exemption.

Administration is recommending council approve the Belly Hop Brewing application. A public hearing at Monday’s council meeting at City Hall is scheduled for 6 p.m.

Red Deer is currently home to two microbreweries, Drummond Brewery and Troubled Monk Brewery.

Meantime, another local microbrewery was granted a license Thursday from the Alberta Liquor and Gaming Commission. Hamill Brothers Brewing is owned by Red Shed Malting, located in Red Deer County near Penhold.

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