WASAGA BEACH, ON – The Collingwood Enterprise Bulletin reports that a brewery start-up in Wasaga Beach, Ontario has been awarded a prime spot in a new tourist development, although not without some controversy at town council.
Wasaga Beach Brewing will be located in the Main Street Market at Wasaga’s Beach Area 1, with a new $30,000 anchor building being constructed to house the brewery and beachfront bar.
The vote at the town’s Committee of the Whole was split 4-3, with deputy mayor Nina Bifolchi and two councillors objecting to the payment terms of 8% of gross sales with a minimum of $10,000 annually, saying that a set rate rent would be more suitable.
Founded by partners David Cubitt and Peter Wilkins, Wasaga Beach Brewing has been in the works since 2014, and will be launching with a single brand – Beach One Cerveza, a light lager described as a “crisp and refreshing thirst-quencher” – with others planned to follow.
A contract-brewed version of the beer is expected to be available at select LCBO locations this spring, in advance of the brewery opening in the summer.
For more details, see the full Enterprise Bulletin article, and the Wasaga Beach Brewing website.