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Spring Opening For Rail Station Brewpub

Owen Sound | by Claire McCormack  

Mudtown Station will have indoor and outdoor seating, food and craft beer.

The patio is in, and work is coming along at Mudtown Station, a craft brewpub in Owen Sound's former CP Rail station by the waterfront.

Brewmaster and Owen Sound local, Morag Kloeze is aiming to open in March, 2018.

She says the City, who she has entered into a lease agreement with, has made its changes and upgrades to the building and now her crew is doing some interior work.
Kloeze notes the decorating and fine details are still a little way off.

Inside, the seating capacity will be 80, and the patio could likely fit another 80 seats.

"We've started construction, the brewing equipment is ordered, so we're proceeding with all of that," says Kloeze who hopes to have six of her own beers on tap and six other craft beers from around Ontario.

Kloeze wants to do a variety of craft beers, "I want to introduce some different beer styles to Owen Sound as well and showcase some of the new things that are going on in the industry right now."

She says you'll be able to try a "flight" which is selection of beer samples served on a board.

"We'll have a little sales area inside the brewpub where we'll do offsite for the growlers and howlers," (jugs of beer that are filled from the taps) and Kloeze says there will be merchandise like t-shirts as well.
Kloeze says the menu won't be fine dining, but it will be nicer food, adding they're in the market for a chef.

Bearing in mind that the building is the old Canadian Pacific Rail station, Kloeze will be preserving a lot of the heritage features and a 'Heritage Room' will be centralized around train memorabilia keeping with the CP Rail history.

In the bar, she says there will be memorabilia highlighting the prohibitionist history of Owen Sound which was a dry city for many years.

Kloeze was trained at Niagara College and helped launch the Tobermory Brewing Company two and a half years ago. 


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