Nano Brewery Gets Go-Ahead from Zoning Board

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A proposed nano-brewery on West Washington Street in Nelsonville was granted a conditional use permit by the Nelsonville Board of Zoning Appeals on Tuesday evening, bringing the project one step closer to fruition.

Jason Warren plans to open a small brewery at 82 W. Washington St. called Multiple Brewing Co. The business would brew small batches of craft beer and also offer a tasting bar. Under the Nelsonville City Code, all businesses designated as a bar or lounge must seek a conditional use permit from the city to operate in a downtown business zone.

Although the business isn’t necessary classified as a bar, Nelsonville Code Enforcement Director Steve Pierson said there wasn’t another category that specifically fit the business’ use. The Nelsonville Board of Zoning Appeals unanimously voted to allow the business in the downtown commercial district.

Now Warren says he can begin submitting inspection applications to the state and federal government. He said that the minimum wait time for the federal application is 100 days. In the meantime, Warren said he and employees will continue working on the building. He said the location’s floor and ceiling need replaced and brewery components are still being constructed.

In addition to the tasting bar, Warren said he plans to sell kegs of his beer to area bars and restaurants. The business will also offer growlers of beer for carryout.

For updates on the business, find “Multiple Brewing” on Facebook and Twitter.