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Molson Coors switches to green energy for beer production

By April 6, 2021October 9th, 2021Beer production

Brewer Molson Coors Beverage Company has announced that all of its beers sold in the Irish market will be brewed with 100% green electricity, following the signing of a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with the company. renewable energy RWE.

The company’s beers include Carling, Molson Canadian and Miller Genuine Draft, which are supplied to Ireland from the UK. The company’s UK operations are to be powered by renewable electricity generated by the Tween Bridge wind farm in South Yorkshire, the company said.

“I play our role”

Commenting on the move, Ryan McFarland, Regional Sales Director, Western Europe at Molson Coors Beverage Company, said: “At Molson Coors, we are committed to playing our part in the fight against climate change, with the announcement that our UK operations are shifting to the use of 100% green electricity, marking an important milestone in achieving this goal. “

The 22 Tween Bridge turbines will provide the electricity needed to power all of Molson Coors’ UK sites, including the Burton, Tadcaster and Sharps breweries in Cornwall, as well as the Aspall Cyder House in Suffolk, all offices, the National distribution center and Cardiff national call center.

According to the brewer, the long-term deal means that for the first time over a billion pints that Molson Coors produces in the UK in an average year will be made with electricity from sources 100% renewable.

“In Ireland, our beer is supplied by our breweries in the UK alongside our Franciscan Well operation in Cork, with teams of expert brewers in the UK responsible for brands such as Carling, Molson Canadian and Miller Genuine Draft. Added McFarland.

“This is another step we take as a company to ensure that every pint we produce is brewed in the most sustainable manner possible. “

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