Brewery On Tap For Downtown Amherstburg

There could soon be a small, craft brewery serving up its product in downtown Amherstburg if council endorses an administrative recommendation Monday night.

Lot 10 Brewing Company is setting up shop at 263 Dalhousie Street, with seating for about 70 people and plans to offer a range of beers and snacks including soft pretzels, according to a recent profile in Biz X Magazine.

Lot 10 Brewing Company Opening Soon signThe owners have applied to the Alcohol and Gaming Commission for a “By the Glass” licence, which enables wineries, distilleries and breweries to sell their product in single servings to promote their product “and provide an enhanced tourist experience,” says an administrative report.

Standard liquor licences are issued by the Province only after a public consultation process. By The Glass licences instead require a resolution be passed by Council indicating support for the licence.

I’m leaning toward supporting Lot 10’s bid for a licence. I don’t drink but I was still excited to see the Opening Soon sign in the window on the east side of Dalhousie Street. 

There are some tremendous eateries and pubs in that area already and the addition of one more will only help draw more people to town and keep them here longer.

There is untapped tourism potential in the wineries, distilleries and breweries popping up around Windsor and Essex County.

Administration is also asking council to delegate the authority to issue similar letters of support in the future. I’m not sure how many By The Glass license requests the town gets and the additional work that seeking council approval actually entails.

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