Four Winds plans new craft brewery and restaurant on farmland development

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The City of Delta is hosting a public information meeting for a proposed Four Winds Brewing Company craft brewery and restaurant that would be built at the Southlands.

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Pictured from left: Sean Hodgins, president of Century Group, Adam Mills, sales and marketing director and co-founder of Four Winds Brewing Company, Greg Mills, co-founder, Brent Mills, brew master and co-founder, and Kylo Hoy, head brewer. File photo.

The application notes the craft brewery and restaurant is proposed to be up to 30,140 square feet in floor area and up to 51 feet in height. It would contain the brewing and bottling components of the operation. The warehousing and distribution of the brewery product would be handled at an industrial location elsewhere.

According to the Century Group, which is developing the Southlands, a major factor that influenced Four Winds’ decision to locate there was the ability to have a restaurant and brewing facility right beside a farm, giving Four Winds the opportunity to grow its own hops, grain and other ingredients for use in specialty beers.

The restaurant will also focus on using fresh ingredients sourced directly from the farm and local to the region.

“Growing up in Tsawwassen, I could have never imagined the kind of community that Century Group has planned for Southlands,” said Adam Mills, sales and marketing director and co-founder of Four Winds Brewing Company, in a press release this summer.

“The fact that over 300 acres of the land is being prepped for prime agricultural use has us very inspired with regards to access to hyper local ingredients as we plan the prospect of our future beer and culinary destination,” he said.

The company also noted the Southlands site already has zoning in place for a brew pub. Century Group and Four Winds are requesting the city make modifications to the current Southlands zoning to accommodate the unique needs of Four Winds business operations and its future growth plans, a Century news release explained.

The public meeting will take place Thursday, Nov. 29 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the South Delta Recreation Centre.

The public will have an opportunity to view display boards that provide information about the application and staff will be available to answer questions.