Chilliwack, British Columbia, May 22, 2018: The newest addition to the Molson Coors brewery family, the Fraser Valley Brewery at Chilliwack, will be one large step closer to their planned opening in 2019. This week, the arrival of 50 massive brewing tanks will be a logistical and visual spectacle. Tanks arriving from overseas will be offloaded at New Westminster and barged up the Fraser River for unloading 12 kilometers from the Chilliwack brewery site. The tanks will then be transferred onto flatbed trucks for transportation into Chilliwack.
“We are very excited to be building two new breweries in Canada, the Fraser Valley brewery in Chilliwack and our new brewery in Longueuil, Quebec.” said Chief Supply Officer for Molson Coors Canada Amy Michtich. “This is a particularly exciting time for the team planning our new brewery in the Fraser Valley at Chilliwack. These huge tanks will be arriving from overseas, then barging up the Fraser River towards the brewery site. It will be an impressive sight to see on water and land”.
The Molson Coors social media and marketing teams are planning to create some excitement and interest about the tank journey by encouraging British Columbians to share “ #BeerTanks Selfies” if they catch a glimpse of the tanks underway.
FACTS ABOUT THE TANK TRANSPORT:
*• 50 tanks will be arriving from overseas in the Port of New Westminster
*• 22 tanks sized 5.5M in diameter will be loaded onto 6 barges and move up river to Chilliwack
*• 28 smaller tanks ranging in size will be unloaded to ground transportation to Chilliwack
*• Molson is planning to commence barging on during the week of May 21st
*• The first on land overnight transportation of large tanks to the brewery site is anticipated to be May 30th
*• Ziemann is the company managing the transportation of tanks from New Westminster to Chilliwack
*• In addition to the tanks arriving from overseas, 50 tanks are being built in Abbotsford, British Columbia
*• The planned date for the new Molson brewery in Chilliwack opening is early 2019
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