Spoke brewery gets initial approval
by Jacque Garcia
The Times-Independent
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The Spoke restaurant has received approval from the Moab City Council to operate a brewery.     Photo by Greg Knight
The Spoke restaurant has received approval from the Moab City Council to operate a brewery. Photo by Greg Knight
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The Moab City Council voted unanimously May 8 to grant local consent for alcohol manufacturing and package liquor agency licenses to The Spoke Brewery Company.

“We’re going to be leasing the retail space next to the restaurant, which used to be Triassic,” said owner Zach Bynum. “We will be selling beer in the new space.”

The approval is an important step in the process of opening the brewery, but it is far from over. “We still have to get our state license,” explained Bynum. “The first step is the local consent, so we’re super excited we received that last night.”

The owners are optimistic the process will go smoothly and have already begun brainstorming about the variety of beers they would like to offer. “We’re planning on having a variety of beers, and seasonal ones as well.” Since the operation will be brewing the beer in-house, Bynum said he plans to hire three or four full-time brewers. Bynum estimated the brewery could open, at the earliest, next winter. “We’re going to open up the front entryway more than it is now so the restaurant and the bar will be connected; you’ll be able to walk from one to the other,” he said of the remodel. “The space, three-quarters of it will be used for brewing and the front quarter will have a small bar that will operate under the current restaurant license we have.”

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