Molson Opens New Brewery

Molson Canada opened its new $35-million brewery in Moncton, New Brunswick, the Canadian-American company’s first new beer plant in 52 years.

The company, part of the Molson Coors Brewing Co, said the location will serve the Maritime market and is its sixth brewery in Canada.

Last Friday’s opening ceremony in Moncton was attended by New Brunswick Premier Shawn Graham and Molson family members and executives.

“This is a significant investment for our company and today we are proud to officially call Moncton home,” Molson president and CEO Kevin Boyce said in a statement.

The event began with a ceremonial keg tapping and daytime fireworks, part of a weekend celebration, Molson said in a release.

Moncton will brew Molson Canadian and Coors Light brands. The plant’s total capacity is about 250,000 hectolitres.