WHISTLER, BC – Whistler Brewing officials have announced that the brewery will be returning to its namesake town later this year.
Founded in Whistler in 1989, the original Whistler brewery was shut down in 2001 after it was purchased by Calgary’s Big Rock Brewery and consolidated with several other brands owned by the company. Whistler was subsequently purchased by a new ownership group in 2005, and the brands are currently being contract brewed at Kamloops Brewery in Kamloops.
Last month, the owners signed a lease agreement for the current Whistler Transit maintenance facility in Function Junction, the industrial park where the brewery was originally located. Whistler Transit is moving to a new facility, and the brewery will be installed over the summer and fall, with an official opening planned for November 6th.
Once the new brewery is operational, it will produce all of Whistler’s kegged and canned beer, as well as some bottled beer for local distribution, while the majority of the bottled product will continue to be produced in Kamloops.
[via: Whistler Question]