660 News - Local Brewing Company Benefiting from Change to City Bylaw

Posted on April 06, 2017

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A local brewery is opening up, thanks in part to a change in the city’s bylaw.

Councillors voted to reform a land use definition for breweries, distilleries and wineries, which allows them to set up shop closer to the city.

President of New Level Brewing, Drew Ross, said this change played a big role when choosing their location.

“We’re located close to Chinook Centre and close to the CTrain and one reason being there is advantageous because now we can actually have people come into the brewery, take a tour and have a beer, whereas without those discretionary use changes, you’d probably have to be located pretty far out of the city, like near the airport or something,” Ross explained.

He added, this opens up real possibilities for the entire industry.

“I think it looks very bright,” he said. “I am very optimistic about the industry as a whole. I really think Alberta can become the Oregon of Canada that we can have a really strong industry, instead of us flying down to Portland to check out beer, people will fly into Alberta to check out beer.”

New Level Brewing will specialize in progressive styles of craft beer and will feature a tap room where you can taste and purchase the product.

They expect to open sometime in August.

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