Microbrewery project brewing in Old Aylmer
During the July 2 council meeting, Gatineau councillors will review for approval a microbrewery project in Old Aylmer. Recommended by the planning committee during their June 17, 2019 meeting, the project aims to brew beer and serve alcohol at 55, rue Principale.
Called, the Microbrasserie 5e Baron, the brewery itself would occupy a new space in the back of the building. In fact, the proponents want to demolish the current extension in the back to build a new one-storey, 188-square-metre extension to house the beer brewing equipment.
The proposed extension would occupy the space previously used as a parking lot. The new design would feature five parking spots in the back, a large ramp and a new staircase. The project also includes landscape work in the front and back yards and new trees.
Registered in 2018, the company currently has three shareholders, Jacob Barrette, Dimitri Carrabin and Stephen Washer, all Gatineau residents.
The previous tenant of the house was the popular watering hole l’Autre Oeil which ceased its operations at that address in the fall of 2017, after close to two decades of operation. It now operates at 152, rue Principale.
The house, which was built in 1922, is not an official heritage building, but it is of heritage significance nonetheless and it is located in a heritage rich neighbourhood. Aylmer’s Heritage Association, according to city documents, support the project.