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New brewery may open up soon in Cedar Rapids

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CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) - Iowa Brewing Company, LLC, a local start-up business, is looking for financial assistance from the state to build a new craft brewery company in downtown Cedar Rapids.

The $2.75 million production brewery would open 16 new jobs for workers.

The Cedar Rapids City Council will make a decision on whether the business will qualify for assistance in the form of state investment tax credits.

If approved, construction would start in early 2015, with the hopes of opening in the summer.  

"Our management and investor groups believe strongly that Iowa and Cedar Rapids are great places to do business," said Matthew Wolf, the primary company organizer and managing member. "We are very excited about the prospects of operating a production brewery in the Creative Corridor."

The building would be located on Third Street in downtown Cedar Rapids.  It would include brewing, fermenting, aging, packaging and marketing different craft beers and other drinks.

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