A third craft brewery to open in Port Coquitlam

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Port Coquitlam will get another microbrewery — and it’ll be within walking distance to the city’s first.

Last week, the smart growth committee OK’d a lounge for Tin Shed Brewing Inc.’s liquor manufacturing licence.

The taps at Northpaw, which will soon have Tin Shed as its neighbour in the Dominion Triangle.
Photograph By Janis Cleugh/Tri-City News

Its approval, which is now with the Liquor and Cannabis Regulation Branch (LCRB) for consideration, limits the tasting room to the city policy of 25 seats; it also restricts Tin Shed’s closing times to 9 p.m. Mondays to Thursdays, 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 8 p.m. Sundays.

Committee chair Coun. Brad West, who is running for mayor, said he has asked city staff to return with a report to committee to look at potentially increasing the number of lounge seats in city microbrews (a second one, Taylight, opened on Kebet Way this summer — three weeks after Northpaw).

“It’s great to see this becoming a growing business in Port Coquitlam,” West said of the craft brew manufacturing.

Once officially green-lighted, Tin Shed will open its brewery in the industrial zone at 2140-550 Sherling Pl., near Northpaw Brew Co. in the Dominion Triangle.