REGINA -- Evraz Place will soon offer patrons a location to dine, drink, host events and learn about food and beverage.

YQR Distillery Ltd. is locally owned and operated by Sperling Silver Distillery Ltd., known formerly as Slow Food Brewpub. The new YQR Distillery will offer a variety of uses including a distillery, brewhouse, liquor store with a drive-thru, restaurant, banquet hall, indoor and outdoor patios and brewpub.

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According to the lease agreement, YQR Distillery will also be able to operate its Fermentation Lab, a culinary and brewing educational institute, on-site.

“Fermentation Lab includes a [teaching] kitchen for culinary education, a distillery bar, and a tap house which will function as a fermentation classroom giving an overview of the fermentation processes used in brewing, distilling, winemaking, and nonalcoholic fermentation such as kombucha,” Sperling said in a news release.

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The lab will also offer lessons on cooking techniques involving fermentation and food pairing.

The distillery signed a 40-year lease with REAL (Regina Exhibition Association Limited) for use of the Agribition Building at Evraz Place. After the initial term, the option will be given to extend the lease for two 20-year periods.

YQR Distillery will operate on about 42,000 square feet, 10,000 square feet of which will be shared common area. Its expected the distillery will employ 100 top 150 people.

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Construction on the new project is set to start this summer and YQR Distillery is expected to open in Spring of 2022.