Kelowna’s North End brewery district is going to the dogs
When Rustic Reel opened last summer in what was fast becoming Kelowna’s craft brewery district, it brought a fishing theme to the area.
Next up is Unleashed, a craft brewery under construction almost across the street.
“The intent of Unleashed Brewing Company is to provide a unique craft beer experience that is based on a brand related to the characteristics of the canines that have been part of the founder’s lives,” states a letter sent to City Hall by Birte Decloux in the company’s application for a lounge liquor licence as part of the project.
“The desire of the owners is to make this establishment dog-themed, and to provide support to local animal shelters and provide better education and safer homes for rescue dogs.”
The brewery is under construction in the Clement Business Park, taking over two bays in one of the industrial buildings at 889 Vaughan Ave. It is, according to Google Maps, a one-minute, 120-metre walk from Rustic Reel which, itself, is within walking distance of a number of other craft breweries in the area.
Clement Business Park developer Gary Tebbutt told iNFOnews.ca a year ago that he expected as many as four craft brewers in the complex.
The application does not say how many seats will be in the lounge, just that it will have a patio and they will sell dog-themed merchandise.
The company’s Facebook page says the company was founded on Aug. 24, 2018.
“We brew beers bold and strong like the big dogs, and light and crisp for the little dogs,” it states.
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