Two Brewery Proposals Approved by Iqaluit City Council

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IQUALUIT, NUNunatsiaq Online reports that Iqaluit council has approved the business applications for two proposed breweries in the city – one that was previously seen before council, and the other a newer proposal from a prominent member of the community.

The previously proposed Nunavut Brewing Company has five partners on board, and $3 million in capital available to build and establish the brewery at 1525 Federal Road. The planned brewing capacity for the facility is up to 1,500 litres daily.

Also approved by the council was a proposal by Hunter Tootoo – “former speaker of the legislative assembly and current chair of the Nunavut Planning Commission” – to establish Iqaluit Brewing Company in a location to be confirmed. Tootoo is planning a smaller set-up than the other project, with expected start-up costs of just under $350,000, and a brewing capacity of 2,000 litres per week.

Both proposals will now go to the Nunavut Liquor Licensing board for further consultations and public hearings. No date has been set for these, but sometime in the autumn seems most likely.

For more details, see the full article at Nunatsiaq Online.

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