Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Molson ditches Montreal - beer pipeline over the St. Lawrence envisaged

    Time to crack open some Molsons and sink some boats, boys. (Is that a Westmount saying? - Chimples)
    Molson's Brewery which has called Montreal home since 1786, is shipping out of Notre Dame and Papineau with its 1,000 employees.
   Oh and it's also taking $1.7 million it pays to the city in taxes each year.
   So unless condos or some other lucrative taxpaying business occupies the abandoned site, the lost cash will have to come from our pockets.
   Longueuil's gain is Montreal's loss however and fine living is always available on the south shore.
   The only upside is that the move opens the door to the possible building of the world's longest beer pipeline, which would span about 15 km from around the St. Hubert airport to downtown Montreal.
   The new Jacques Cartier Bridge could easily be modified to allow for the sudsy flow.
   The current longest beer pipeline, in Bruges, Belgium, was built last year and measures only 3.2 kilometres in length.


  1. The city should consider opening up part of the waterfront currently occupied by the Molson complex as a greenspace and include perhaps a Molson museum. Indeed, the corner of Notre Dame East and Panet was where the famous Sohmer Park used to be located. See:


    Strange that Molson never offered public tours of their facilities as do many major breweries around the world I have visited such as:




    I once asked the Molson's security guard if tours would ever become available, but received a snarling brush-off. Such great PR!

    Oh, well, at least they DID allow CTV's Annie DeMelt in on one of her "Forbidden Montreal" explorations (but then, who could possibly refuse such a pretty lady?).

    View Annie's Molson visit here: http://montreal.ctvnews.ca/video?playlistId=1.1205040

  2. They never allow public to visit the brewery because the're too many floor inside...

    Imagine the base is from 1786..and all the expansions they have done since...

    They have to move to a large,flat surface for many productions reasons and to cut in fee of security.

  3. The Tuborg plant in Copenhagen gave tours in 1965. I remember little of it except there was soda for the kids at the end, which was a treat at the time. I'm nit sure why my father thought it would make a god thing to visit when I was five.

    With McAuslan giving tours, and a sponsor of the Fringe Festival, I figured they should get a comic to give special tours during the Fringe.



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