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The Moon Under Water Brewpub celebrated their 5 year anniversary this past weekend and in the process raised over $1100 for the Victoria Humane Society.

Amidst the celebration and good deeds, they also revealed some exciting expansion plans.

The Expansion: A Lounge and Distillery

The team had been interested in additional space for a while. After Modern Beauty – the business adjacent to the brewpub – packed their bags, the decision to expand was made easy.

The newly-acquired space will feature a distillery as well as a minor-friendly lounge area with local art for sale.

At first, the lounge will act as a tasting room for the distillery but will transition to a funky area where visitors can taste the in-house beers and spirits.

With the distillery, you can expect in-house vodka, gin, whiskey, rye, and a variety of liqueurs.

Two New Brewing Tanks

Moon Under Water will also build a large walk-in cooler for storage. That addition, in turn, will free up space for two new tanks in the main area.

New tanks will mean more volume, more room for experimentation, and most importantly: more seasonal brews for all to enjoy.

If you’re like us, you can never sample enough seasonal beers.

The Timeline

Moon Under Water gained possession of their expansion area on August 31st, and have begun implementing their ambitions.

They’re aiming to have the tasting and retail area ready for the end of November 2017.

Liquor licenses are still being processed so the lounge area could take some time to be fully licensed, but they are hoping it can be “more than just a tasting area” by early 2018.

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