ALDERGROVE, BC – BC Local News reports that Dead Frog Brewery has applied for the approvals required to move from its current facility in Aldergrove to a larger and more customer-accessible location approximately 17 km away in Willoughby.
According to the report, the new location is planned to include a lounge with capacity for 65 people indoors and an additional 25 on a patio. In addition to beer, the bar will offer sodas and kombucha, and there will be a food menu including pizzas and snacks.
The council for Langley Township, where both communities are located, granted first and second readings to the plan on March 19th, and a public liquor licensing hearing will be taking place on April 9th. Approval from the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure is also required due to the close proximity of the new site to Highway 1.
“We are choosing to relocate to expand our growth and create a tasting room to compete in the expanding popularity of craft beer tasting rooms and put Langley on the map as an exciting craft beer destination,” said Dead Frog in a letter of intent. “We opened our current brewery 10 years ago and it no longer serves the increasing demand for a location that craft beer enthusiasts can access. The craft beer industry has evolved, breweries used to be large industrial operations, now they are community based businesses that support their communities.”
For more details, see the full BC Local News article.