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Molson Inc

Location Montreal, Quebec
Canada
Owner(s) Molson Coors Brewing Company
Year opened 1786
Annual production $7 billion CAD in sales
Active beers
Molson Canadian Lager
Molson Dry Lager
Molson Export Ale
Rickard's Red Ale
Creemore Springs

Molson Canada is North America's oldest brewery. It is a business division under the Molson Coors Brewing Company. Molson Canada has 3500 employees at various locations across Canada, including breweries in Vancouver, Edmonton, Creemore, Toronto, Montreal and St. John's. Molson also operates two micro breweries, at GM Place in Vancouver and the Air Canada Centre in Toronto. Molson will open its seventh brewery in Moncton, New Brunswick in the spring of 2007. Molson's share is 39% of the Canadian beer market, ranking second to Labatt Breweries of Canada, which is the market leader in Canada. Molson logo File links The following pages link to this file: Molson ... This article needs cleanup. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... See either: Molson - Molson ( Canada) Coors - Coors ( United States) ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Loonie. ... Lager is a well attenuated beer brewed in cool conditions using a slow-acting brewers yeast, known as a bottom-fermenting yeast, and then stored (or lagered) for a period in cool conditions to clear away particles and certain flavour compounds to produce a clean taste. ... Lager is a well attenuated beer brewed in cool conditions using a slow-acting brewers yeast, known as a bottom-fermenting yeast, and then stored (or lagered) for a period in cool conditions to clear away particles and certain flavour compounds to produce a clean taste. ... A pint of ale Ale is a beer style brewed from barley malt with a top fermenting brewers yeast that ferments quickly, giving a sweet, full body and a fruity, and sometimes a butter-like, taste. ... A pint of ale Ale is a beer style brewed from barley malt with a top fermenting brewers yeast that ferments quickly, giving a sweet, full body and a fruity, and sometimes a butter-like, taste. ... Molson is a ghost town in Okanogan County, Washington, United States. ... North America North America is a continent[1] in the Earths northern hemisphere and (chiefly) western hemisphere. ... Molson-Coors is a new brewinggiant created by the merger of Aloph Coors of the United States and Molsons of Canada in March 2005. ... Motto: By Sea, Land, and Air We Prosper Location of Vancouver within the Greater Vancouver Regional District in British Columbia, Canada Coordinates: , Country  Canada Province  British Columbia Region Lower Mainland Regional District Greater Vancouver Incorporated 1886 Government  - Mayor Sam Sullivan (NPA)  - City Council List of Councilors Suzanne Anton (NPA) Peter... Nickname: Motto: Industry - Integrity - Progress Location of Edmonton within census division number 11, Alberta, Canada. ... Creemore is a village in Simcoe County, Ontario, approximately 130 km north of Toronto. ... Nickname: Motto: Concordia Salus (well-being through harmony) Coordinates: , Country Canada Province Quebec Founded 1642 Established 1832 Government  - Mayor Gérald Tremblay Area [1][2][3]  - City 365. ... Nickname: Motto: Avancez (Go forward) Coordinates: Country Canada Province Newfoundland and Labrador Established August 5, 1583 by Royal Charter of Queen Elizabeth I Government  - City Mayor Andy Wells  - Governing body St. ... Inside GM Place before a Canucks game General Motors Place, also known as GM Place and The Garage, is an indoor arena at 800 Griffiths Way in Vancouver, British Columbia. ... North Entrance Atrium View from CN Tower The Air Canada Centre, often referred to simply as The ACC, is a multi-purpose arena located on Bay Street in downtown Toronto, Ontario. ... Nickname: Motto: Resurgo (Latin: I rise again) The location of Moncton within New Brunswick Coordinates: , Country Canada Province New Brunswick County Westmorland First settled 1733 Founded 1766 Incorporated 1855, 1875 Government  - Type Council-Manager  - Mayor Lorne Mitton  - Governing Body Moncton City Council  - MP Brian Murphy  - MLAs John Betts Chris Collins... Motto: Spem reduxit (Hope restored) Capital Fredericton Largest city Saint John Official languages English, French (the only constitutionally bilingual province in the country) Government - Lieutenant-Governor Herménégilde Chiasson - Premier Shawn Graham (Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 10 - Senate seats 10 Confederation July 1, 1867 (1st... Labatt Brewing Company Ltd. ...

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History

The company was founded in 1786 by John Molson, making it North America's oldest brewing company, and Canada's second oldest company after the Hudson's Bay Company. Molson's first brewery was located on the St. Lawrence River in Montreal where the Molson family continues to maintain its headquarters today. Sixth generation Molson family member Eric Molson is Chairman of Molson Coors Brewing Company. The seventh generation members of the family are engaged in the business as well. Eric's son Geoff is a Vice President on the Quebec Management team. Andree, Eric's son, is a member of the Molson Coors Brewing Company board. Molson remains very much a Canadian iconic family and holds 50% of a controlling trust of the merged Molson Coors Brewing Company. 1786 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... John Molson (December 28, 1763 – January 11, 1836) was an Anglo-Quebecer who was a major brewer and entrepreneur in Canada, starting the Molson Brewing Company. ... The Hudsons Bay Company (HBC; Compagnie de la Baie dHudson in French) is the oldest commercial corporation in North America and is one of the oldest in the world. ... The Saint Lawrence River (French fleuve Saint-Laurent) is a large west-to-east flowing river in the middle latitudes of North America, connecting the Great Lakes with the Atlantic Ocean. ... Nickname: Motto: Concordia Salus (well-being through harmony) Coordinates: , Country Canada Province Quebec Founded 1642 Established 1832 Government  - Mayor Gérald Tremblay Area [1][2][3]  - City 365. ... The Molson family of Montreal, Quebec, Canada was founded by John Molson who emigrated to Canada in 1782 from his home in Lincolnshire, England. ...


Today, Molson Coors is the 5th largest brewer in the world. Molson specific brands in Canada and the United States include Molson Canadian, Molson Canadian Light, Molson Ice, Molson Golden, Molson Export (known as "armadillo beer" because the Export logo turned sideways resembles an armadillo), Molson Dry, Molson XXX, Stock Ale, Pilsner, Carling, Tornade, Bohemian and Calgary. In Brazil, Molson owns partial stakes in the Brazilian brands Marca Bavaria and Kaiser, after acquisitions and disposals in 2000, 2002 and 2006. As of January 2006, Molson has a 15% stake and a board seat in Cervejarias Kaiser the company responsible for Kaiser.[1] Molson also brews Fosters Lager under licence for the United States and Canadian markets. Molson has the marketing and selling rights for Corona brands east of the Manitoba border, marketing and selling rights for Heineken in Canada and markets and sells Miller brands in Canada. 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays full 2006 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Cervejarias Kaiser is a brand of beer brewed from Brazil. ... Fosters Lager is an internationally-distributed, Australian brand of beer produced by Fosters Group. ...


In addition to alcoholic beverages, Molson owns a 20% stake in the Montreal Canadiens, who historically have been the NHL's most successful hockey team. They also sponsor the Ottawa Senators, Toronto Maple Leafs, Edmonton Oilers, Calgary Flames, Vancouver Canucks, Colorado Avalanche and Detroit Red Wings. The Montreal Canadiens (French: ) are a professional ice hockey team based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. ... “NHL” redirects here. ... The Ottawa Senators (French: ) are a professional ice hockey team based in Ottawa, Ontario. ... The Toronto Maple Leafs are a professional ice hockey team based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... The Edmonton Oilers are a professional ice hockey team based in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. ... The Calgary Flames are a professional hockey team based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada and play out of the Pengrowth Saddledome. ... The Vancouver Canucks are a professional ice hockey team based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. ... The Colorado Avalanche are a professional ice hockey team based in Denver, Colorado, United States. ... The Detroit Red Wings are a professional ice hockey team based in Detroit, Michigan. ...


In 2000 Molson attracted a great deal of media attention with its "I am Canadian" advertising campaign. The original sixty second commercial of Joe Canada tried to define what it means to be Canadian based on many light-hearted and stereotypical images of Canada. This campaign generated a huge amount of publicity and received a Bronze Lion award at the international advertising awards in Cannes, France. Since then, Molson has transitioned from their old advertising agency Bensimon Byrne in favour of another Toronto based shop, Zig.inc. Molson Canadian advertising in the United States is handled by Taxi New York, an advertising firm with Canadian roots. 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A screen capture of Joe from an I am Canadian commercial, with the maple leaf of the Canadian flag projected on the background I am Canadian was a popular series of Canadian television commercials aired in the 1990s and early 2000s advertising the Canadian brand of Molson beer in Canada... Advertising is paid, one-way communication through a medium in which the sponsor is identified and the message is controlled. ... I Am Canadian was a successful series of Canadian television commercials aired in the 1990s and early 2000s advertising the Canadian brand of Molson beer in Canada; the commercials also aired in the United States. ... Cannes - receding storm Cannes, as seen from a ferry speeding towards lÎle Saint-Honorat Cannes (pronounced ) (Provençal Occitan: Canas in classical norm or Cano in Mistralian norm) is a city and commune in southern France, located on the Riviera, in the Alpes-Maritimes département and the r...


Molson Coors executive offices are located in Montreal, Quebec and Denver, Colorado. The Canadian operational headquarters are located in Toronto with the U.S. operational headquarters located in Golden, Colorado. United Kingdom headquarters are in Burton upon Trent, and the Brazilian headquarters are in São Paulo. Motto: Je me souviens (French: I remember) Capital Quebec City Largest city Montreal Official languages French Government - Lieutenant-Governor Pierre Duchesne - Premier Jean Charest (PLQ) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 75 - Senate seats 24 Confederation July 1, 1867 (1st) Area  Ranked 2nd - Total 1,542,056 km² (595... This article refers to the state capital of Colorado. ... Official language(s) English Capital Denver Largest city Denver Area  Ranked 8th  - Total 104,185 sq mi (269,837 km²)  - Width 280 miles (451 km)  - Length 380 miles (612 km)  - % water 0. ... Downtown Golden, Colorado Golden, Colorado lies at the mouth of Clear Creek at the edge of the foothills of the Front Range. ... Map sources for Burton-upon-Trent at grid reference SK2422 Burton upon Trent also known as Burton-on-Trent, or simply Burton, is a large town straddling the River Trent in the east of Staffordshire, England, which originally grew up around the monastery of St. ... Nickname: Motto: Non ducor, duco(Latin) I am not led, I lead Location in the São Paulo state. ...


On March 14, 2005, the Molson Coors Brewing Company announced that it was retiring its "I Am Canadian" advertising slogan for the new tagline "It Starts Here".[2] The current Molson TV advertising campaigns feature a presumably-American spokesman who plays upon the stereotypes of American ignorance of Canadian culture. is the 73rd day of the year (74th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... See either: Molson - Molson ( Canada) Coors - Coors ( United States) ... A screen capture of Joe from an I am Canadian commercial, with the maple leaf of the Canadian flag projected on the background I am Canadian was a popular series of Canadian television commercials aired in the 1990s and early 2000s advertising the Canadian brand of Molson beer in Canada... Advertising is paid, one-way communication through a medium in which the sponsor is identified and the message is controlled. ... DJs dad from the show Thugaboo: Sneaker Madness is portrayed as an overly proper white American This article discusses the various stereotypes of Europeans/whites present in Western societies. ...


On March 21, 2005 the company introduced Molson Kick, Canada's first caffeinated beer, which was targeted towards the younger crowd. Like Anheuser-Busch's B-to-the-E beer introduced in the United States, it contains guarana, a natural source of caffeine. Molson discontinued Kick in early 2006. March 21 is the 80th day of the year (81st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Caffeine is a xanthine alkaloid compound that acts as a stimulant in humans. ... Anheuser-Busch Companies, Inc. ... Binomial name Kunth Guarana (Brazillian name guaraná) (IPA: , or ), Paullinia cupana (syn. ...


Molson bought Creemore Springs Brewery on April 22, 2005.[3] Creemore Springs is a microbrewery located in Creemore, Ontario. ... is the 112th day of the year (113th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


Molson is part-owner of Brewers Retail Inc., operator of The Beer Store retail chain, which--protected by legislation--has an over 90% market share of Ontario beer sales. Molson owns 50% of Brewers Distribution Limited in Western Canada. A The Beer Store location in Ottawa Brewers Retail Inc. ...


A residence hall and a football stadium at McGill University are named after the Molson name. The latter was named in commemoration of Captain Percival Molson, member of the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry and a former Football Redmen killed during WW1 who left 100 000$ in his will for McGill to built a stadium (see Percival Molson) . The Molson Amphitheatre in Toronto at Ontario Place is home to summer concerts in the Greater Toronto area. The Molson Centre in Barrie Ontario is home to the Barrie Colts and a community centre for family entertainment. The Molson Prize is awarded for distinguished service to the Arts and Social Sciences. A halls of residence, British English (almost always halls and not hall) or a residence hall (North American English) is a type of residential accommodation for large numbers of students. ... McGill University is a publicly funded, co-educational research university located in the city of Montreal, Quebec, Canada. ... Percival Molson Percival Molson, MC (born August 14, 1880 - died July 5, 1917) was an Canadian star athlete and soldier. ... The Molson Prize for the Arts is awarded by The Canada Council for the Arts. ... The Arts is a broad subdivision of culture, comprised of many expressive disciplines. ... The social sciences are a group of academic disciplines that study human aspects of the world. ...


The Concordia University business school is called the John Molson School of Business. Concordia University is a large urban university in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, one of Montreals two universities that teach primarily in the English language (the other being McGill University). ...


Quotes

My beer has been universally well-liked beyond my most sanguine expectations. - John Molson, 1786


"We are all members of a larger community which depends on everyone playing a part," John Molson speaking to employees in 1825


"An honest brew makes its own friends," John Molson, and displayed on Molson Canadian packaging today


"Jim Dunk says don't drink it." - from a 1980s UK advertising campaign highlighting the fact that Molson was imported to Britain in small quantities, making it a jealously guarded secret among certain people Jim Dunk is an English actor most notable for his recurring role as Jack Helm on Doctors as well as a 1980s UK ad campaign for Molson. ...


It Starts Here - Molson Canadian tag line, 2005


"True Canadian Taste" -current Molson Canadian tag line, 2007


Molson beers

Molson Billboard, Edmonton 2006
Molson Billboard, Edmonton 2006
Molson Dry bottles in refrigerator.
Molson Dry bottles in refrigerator.
Molson Ex Logo
Molson Dry brand Logo
Molson Export Beer Bottle Label
  • Molson Canadian
  • Molson Canadian Sub-Zero
  • Molson Canadian Light
  • Molson Canadian Ice
  • Molson Canadian Cold Shots 6.0
  • Molson Brador
  • Molson Dry
  • Molson Special Dry
  • Molson Special Dry Cold Shots 6.5
  • Molson Bohemian
  • Molson Exel
  • Molson Export
  • Molson Golden
  • Molson Ice
  • Molson Kick
  • Molson Standard Lager (only available in Manitoba)
  • Molson Stock Ale
  • Molson Ultra
  • Molson XXX
  • Carling Black Label
  • Old Style Pilsner
  • Rickard's Red
  • Rickard's Pale Ale
  • Rickard's Honey Brown
  • Rickard's Yellow
  • Rickard's White
  • Laurentide (Ale only available in Québec)
  • Black Horse (only available in Newfoundland)
  • India Beer (only available in Newfoundland)
  • Coors Light
  • Caffery's
  • Old Vienna

Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (3072x2304, 3839 KB) Photo By Myke Waddy, edmonton. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (3072x2304, 3839 KB) Photo By Myke Waddy, edmonton. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1600x1200, 455 KB) Four 341 mL Molson Dry bottles in refrigerator. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1600x1200, 455 KB) Four 341 mL Molson Dry bottles in refrigerator. ... Image File history File links Molson_Ex_Beer_Logo. ... Image File history File links Molson_Ex_Beer_Logo. ... Image File history File links Molson_Dry_Beer_Logo. ... Image File history File links Molson_Dry_Beer_Logo. ... Image File history File links Molson_Export_Lable_Logo. ... Image File history File links Molson_Export_Lable_Logo. ... Molson Inc. ... Molson Canadian Sub-Zero is Molson Canadian poured at temperatures below freezing (0C or 32F) through the use of innovative technology. ... Molson Inc. ... Molson Inc. ... This article is about Black Label beer. ... Old Style Pilsner is brewed by Molson Inc. ... Coors Brewing Company logo The Coors Brewing Company (NYSE: RKY) is one of the worlds largest brewers of beer. ... Old Vienna was a brand of beer bottled by City Brewing, and later, Koch Beverage Company, beginning in the 1806s in Wapakoneta, Ohio. ...

Molson Partnered Brands in Canada

A bottle of Corona Corona (labelled Corona Extra, but seldom referred to as such) is a lager beer brewed in Mexico by Grupo Modelo. ... Negra Modelo is a Vienna Lager style beer brewed in Mexico by Austrian Immigrants. ... Heineken (or Heineken Brouwerijen) is a Dutch beer brewer, established in 1863 when Gerard Adriaan Heineken purchased a brewery in Amsterdam. ... Fosters Lager is an internationally-distributed, Australian brand of beer produced by Fosters Group. ... Miller Genuine Draft is one of three main beers produced by Miller Brewing Company. ...

Other ventures

Outside of beer and ice hockey, the Molson family were pioneers in steamships, hospitality, assisting with the building of the Montreal Hospital, patrons of the arts, and until 1925, involved in banking too, through Molson Bank which merged with The Bank of Montreal. Molson was once the owner of home improvements chain Beaver Lumber, Diversey Wyandott and Aikenhead. Leffe, a Belgian beer, served in branded glasses Schlenkerla Rauchbier straight from the cask Beer brewed from wheat. ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... Year 1925 (MCMXXV) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This BMO branch in Waterloo, Ontario retains the Molsons Bank name on the plinth. ... This page may meet Wikipedia’s criteria for speedy deletion. ...


See also

Major brewers like Molson produce brands of beer which are now part of the Canadian identity, such as Molson Dry. ... Labatt Brewing Company Ltd. ...

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