Molson lifts the lid on its new Chilliwack, B.C., location

VANCOUVER – Molson-Coors (TSX:TPX.A) has announced it’s moving its British Columbia brewing operations to the Fraser Valley after issuing a last call for its iconic facility in Vancouver.

The company says it will build a new state-of-the-art facility on 14 1/2 hectares in Chilliwack, B.C., about 100 kilometres away from its current site.

Molson Coors Canada CEO Stewart Glendinning says the Chilliwack site met all of their requirements for a new facility, including water quality and location near the Trans-Canada Highway and the U.S. border.

After six decades of brewing in Vancouver, Molson Coors recently sold its site at the foot of the Burrard Bridge for an undisclosed price.

Chilliwack’s Mayor Sharon Gaetz says Molson Coors will be one of the largest private-sector projects to come to her city and will encourage future economic development in the area.

Glendinning says Chilliwack met all of its requirements and the company wants to raise a glass to a long and prosperous relationship with the community.