Posts tagged Kitsilano

Monday, February 1st, 2010

Vancouver Brewery Becomes Bicycle Friendly

A behind the scenes blog – new bike lockers at the Molson Coors Kitsilano Brewery on Burrard St. in Vancouver!  Thanks to David Tolnai, Operations for Molson Coors Canada in Vancouver for the update.  Cheers, MolsonTonia

Molson Coors Canada Vancouver Brewery Bike Lockers

Molson Coors Vancouver Brewery’s new Bike Lockers

For four, heck, maybe even five months of the year, Vancouver is one of the nicest cities in Canada for bike riding. For the rest of the year it’s a nightmare, but during those five months riding a bicycle in Vancouver is pretty great.  Unless you have to ride through downtown…or you want to run errands on the way home and need to lock your bike up outside of a store…or you don’t own lights…or you just don’t like getting wet!

Anyhow, riding a bicycle to work is a great way to get in shape and reduce the old carbon footprint. But making the decision to ride a bike to work isn’t easy and there are thousands of excuses holding people back from making the leap.

One excuse preventing Molson Coors employees from riding their bikes to work was the lack of appropriate bike storage facilities. In the past, there have been bikes locked to fences or stashed in stairwells, utility rooms and offices. None of these are ideal.

I’m happy to report that the Vancouver Brewery finally has a safe, clean, dry place to store bikes. A series of six double-sided bike storage lockers will store a total of twelve bicycles inside the gates at the brewery, out of the rain. Each locker will be assigned to a commuter and hopefully once springtime hits the demand will be great enough that we will be forced to buy more lockers.

Cheers, Dave

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009

The Vancouver Brewery Cuts the Mullet with a New Paint Job

A behind the scenes blog – the freshly painted Molson Coors Brewery on Burrard St. in Vancouver!  Thanks to David Tolnai, Operations for Molson Coors Canada in Vancouver for the update.  Cheers, MolsonTonia

Molson Coors Canada Brewery - Burrard St. Vancouver

Before shot

For the last few years, the Molson Coors Vancouver Brewery has been business up front with a party going on in the back.  No more.  With its new paint job, the Vancouver Brewery has cleaned itself up and joined the white collar world.

Painting any building of this size is a monumental task.  Add in difficult access, miles and miles of piping, tanks and equipment scattered about and it becomes even more expensive and complicated.  Despite the challenges, we decided that a fresh coat of paint would help celebrate our upcoming involvement with the 2010 Winter Olympics, as well as Molson’s 50 year presence at the Burrard Street Brewery.

So now, from the clocktower on down, the brewery is covered with a subtle and tasteful colour scheme sure to please even the most sophisticated palette.  The job is not 100% complete and the painters will be putting the finishing touches up over the next few weeks (weather permitting), but already the changes are noticeable.  Have a look the next time you’re picking up some fish and chips at Granville Island.

Molson Coors Canada Brewery - Burrard St. Vancouver

After shot!



Thursday, October 22nd, 2009

Molson Coors Canada’s Vancouver Brewery wins Award for Kitsilano Business of the Year


Our award!


L to R: Bryan Cox, Molson Coors Canada; Wade Bayne, Molson Coors Canada


L to R: Wade Bayne, Molson Coors; Peter Barnett; Ron Putzi, KITSFEST; Thomas DeSchutter, Chair, Kitsilano Chamber of Commerce; Bryan Cox, Molson Coors; Howard Kelsey, KITSFEST; Julien Phpps, KITSFEST; KITSFEST

We are very proud to announce that last night at the 2009 Westside Business Awards of Distinction Dinner, hosted by the Kitsilano Chamber of Commerce at the Vancouver Yacht Club, Molson Coors Canada was awarded the 2009 Westside Business of the Year!

This award is given annually to the Westside business which has made an outstanding contribution in the combined areas of overall business success, innovation and community service. We are extremely honoured to have been judged worthy of this prestigious community award from amongst several nominees.

We at Molson Coors are very proud of our 51 year history of brewing beer in our Burrard St. brewery and our overall 223 year legacy of brewing Canada’s favourite beers and helping to build Canada’s communities through our extensive community involvement.  Locally, we are proud sponsors of many initiatives including the Corona Open and KITSFEST, which was the winner of the Westside Community Spirit Award last night (congrats to Howard Kelsey and his team for their win!). And at our Vancouver brewery, we are proud of our achievement in reducing our energy consumption by almost 20% in the last 5 years, with more sustainability efforts in the works.

We are proud to play our part  in the Kitsilano community to help make Vancouver and Canada a great place to live and play and are looking forward to helping the world celebrate as Official Beer Supplier to the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.

Cheers to all of the finalists and winners from last night.