Chilliwack – Construction continues at the Molson Coors Fraser Valley Brewery at Chilliwack as winter settles in throughout the Fraser Valley.
Molson Coors has announced that they will be utilizing select hops grown locally in the Fraser Valley.
“In early discussions with community leaders it was something that was top of mind with regards to building our brewery in Chilliwack”, said Matthew Hook, Chief Supply Chain Officer for Molson Coors Canada overseeing all brewing, production, packaging and logistics elements of the Canadian business unit. “It is truly exciting to be building the brewery in the Fraser Valley at Chilliwack and to think that hops for Molson brews will be directly sourced from farmers in close proximity to our brewery”.
Molson Coors was well aware of the history of hops in the region and worked hard at finding a way to work with farmers in the region to ensure that local brews would include select local hops.
Local select hops are being sourced from Sartori Farms, Northwest Hops Farms and BC Hops Farms.
Locally, hops are being sourced from a number of local farms. “Molson’s decision to brew with local hops is great news for the Fraser Valley,” said Ken Popove, Mayor of Chilliwack. “We are excited to see Molson continue to deepen its relationship and investment in our community, and we look forward to the facility opening in 2019.”
Construction on the Fraser Valley Brewery at Chilliwack continues with the physical structure now closed in for internal details to be completed through the winter with an anticipated opening date in the summer of 2019. The brewery facilities will be fully powered up with BC Hydro in early December.