HOBART | Plans for a new microbrewery/brew pub off of U.S. 30 are advancing.
The Hobart City Council recently approved an amendment to the city codes to allow breweries, wineries and distilleries in certain zones, including industrial and central business districts.
Presently, the city's zoning doesn't allow for breweries, wineries and distilleries in any areas, City Council President David Vinzant said.
"This opens the doors for such businesses," Vinzant said.
Petitioners for the new microbrewery/brew pub, which will be called Devil's Trumpet Brewing Co., are represented by attorney George Brasovan.
Brasovan said plans are to open a microbrewery, brew pub in an existing warehouse at 8250 Utah St.
He declined to give details about the business, including the names of the two brewmasters, but said it would be a first-time venture for the men.
Plans are to open the new business by the end of the year, Brasovan said.
City Planner A. J. Bytnar said Brasovan had approached him about amending the city's codes to allow breweries, wineries and distilleries in industrial zones.
"It's a use we see in other communities like Crown Point, Munster and Valparaiso," Bytnar said.
Vinzant said he believes this is a good step by the city because it has the potential of creating a destination that will bring more people to Hobart.