DUNCAN, BC – The Cowichan Valley Citizen reports that the Craig Street Brew Pub in Duncan, BC has been given approval to expand operations into a nearby building and develop it into a bottling microbrewery, bakery and catering operation.
Owner Lance Steward tells the paper that he “hopes to break ground on the operation by fall, and be selling beer in about four months.”
Steward initially plans to bottle and sell the four regular beers from the brewpub line-up – Arbutus Pale Ale, Cowichan Bay Lager, Mt. Prevost Porter and Shawnigan Irish Ale – and may add others to the line-up later.
In terms of jobs, the report notes that “Steward expects to put three new employees in the brewery, another in the bakery, and as many as six or seven new employees in the catering business, depending on how rapidly it grows.”