Molson Coors Canada has officially opened its newest modern brewery in Chilliwack, B.C. The $300 million facility will be home to approximately 100 employees and begins a new chapter in the company’s 230 plus years of brewing in Canada. This is the newest and most modern brewery in Molson Coors Brewing Company’s world-wide network of 29 breweries.
“This brewery will primarily serve our western Canadian markets positioned strategically in British Columbia to offer an efficient and effective modern brewery to compete in this important market”, said Frederic Landtmeters, president and CEO of Molson Coors Canada.
The 400,000 square foot brewery project was announced in August 2016 and has been under construction the past three years creating more than 1,000 construction related jobs in the area. General contractors were Smith Brothers and Wilson of Vancouver.
Designed by Omicron, the brewery will set a new standard for sustainability. Compared to the recently closed Vancouver brewery, the new modern Fraser Valley Brewery at Chilliwack will reduce energy use by 20 per cent and water by 40 per cent.
The Chilliwack brewery will be equipped with improved technologies that will deliver on reduced energy consumption, CO2 emissions and carbon footprint, such as optimized equipment layouts to reduce beer loss and waste, and a state-of-the-art CO2 recovery system.