Canada's Brewery of the Year Launches New Brewery & Distillery in Surrey
SURREY, BC, Nov. 22, 2013 /CNW/ - 2013 marks the 10th Anniversary of Central City Brewers + Distillers (CCBD) and the company
is celebrating this milestone with the grand opening of a brand new
65,000 sq. ft. brewery and distillery on Bridgeview Drive in Surrey.
The state-of-the art facility came about as a result of a joint
partnership between the brewery and the Surrey City Development
Corporation (SCDC). Voted as Canada's Brewery of the Year in 2012 and
2010, the leading BC craft brewery is organizing a public grand opening
event on Friday, November 29th from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
The brewery first opened in 2003 as a brewpub and liquor store in
downtown Surrey. Their beer grew so popular that in 2005, the brewery
launched a canning line, enabling them to sell its beers at its own
liquor store, and beyond. By 2009, the brewery reached fully capacity.
"Our story began 10 years ago and we've been leaders in B.C.'s craft
beer industry ever since, pushing the limits of creativity when it
comes to producing premium craft brews," says Darryll Frost, president
and founder of Central City Brewers + Distillers. "We're celebrating
this 10-year milestone with the launch of a new state-of-the-art
masterpiece brewery so we can build on our success, increase our market
reach, create new products through innovation and continue to focus on
crafting the highest quality products."
Widely known for its award-winning premium craft beers including their
signature Red Racer brand, the new, multi-million dollar, 65,000 sq. ft. brewery and
distillery will increase its brewing capacity from 7,500 hL to 25,000
hL per year immediately, and up to 100,000 hL+ within a few years. The
new facility will also have distilling capabilities that will enable
CCBD to add craft distilled gin, vodka, rye and single malt whiskeys to
their product offering.
The new facility features modern architectural design with
floor-to-ceiling glass, striking V-shaped 'ghulam' wood beams, exposed
concrete and cedar siding, adding a distinctly west coast feel. The
impressive structure mirrors the curvature of Bridgeview Drive in
Surrey, and is situated just off the Pattullo Bridge near the South
Fraser Perimeter Road.
Rows of glistening stainless steel fermentation tanks and copper still
kettles line the insides of the brewery floor. In addition, four
quality-assurance labs, along with a cellar (for barrel-aged beer and
new whisky products) and a massive cooler reside in-house. An
open-concept foyer greets the visitor which opens to a tapping room
where people can sample their award-winning beer, and a retail store
where full-height fridges stocked full of Red Racer beers beckon the thirsty traveler.
Central City Brewers + Distillers is inviting the public to visit and
tour their new facility at a grand opening event on Friday, November 29th from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at 11411 Bridgeview Drive, Surrey. Beer will be
served and food trucks will be on site for all to enjoy. Visit www.centralcitybrewing.com for more information.
About Central City Brewers + Distillers:
Central City Brewers + Distillers (CCBD) is a microbrewery in the
business of developing, producing and selling international
award-winning premium craft beer and high quality distilled spirits
brewed without compromise. Based in Surrey, British Columbia, CCBD was
voted Canada's Best Brewery of the Year in 2010 and 2012. Its Red Racer brand has become a cult icon among craft beer enthusiasts throughout
North America. Founded in 2003 as a brewpub and liquor store in
downtown Surrey, CCBD celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2013 with the grand opening of a brand new, 65,000 sq.
ft. brewery and distillery on Bridgeview Drive. www.centralcitybrewing.com
SOURCE: Central City Brewers + Distillers Ltd.
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