Molson Brewhouse opens at Calgary International Airport

June 21, 2011   |  

For Immediate Release

HMSHost continues growth of popular international brand in nation’s airports
Molson Brewers

Celebrating the grand opening, left to right: Joe Lutz, Senior Vice President, West Region Operations, HMSHost; Scott Cooper, Senior Vice President for Western Canada, Molson Coors; Don Kolsun, Director Commercial and Retail Development, Calgary International Airport

CALGARY, Alberta − Calgary International Airport (YYC), HMSHost Corporation and MolsonCoors today celebrated the grand opening of Molson Brewhouse on YYC’s Concourse D. HMSHost, a world leader in travel dining and shopping, brought the new pub to YYC to enhance dining and beverage options for the airport’s post-security travelers.
"The Molson Brewhouse provides an attractive, spacious, and contemporary casual new dining experience for YYC’s Concourse D. We congratulate HMSHost on this exciting and outstanding addition to their complement of food & beverage operations at YYC," said Don Kolsun, Director, Commercial & Retail Development for The Calgary Airport Authority.

"Molson Coors is the West's original local brewer, going back over 120 years," said Scott Cooper, General Manager, Western Canada, Molson Coors Canada. "The new Molson Brewhouse restaurant will be a tremendous showcase of our portfolio of world class beers, as well as a focal point to share Alberta's rich brewing tradition and great food with the world."

Molson Coors is North America’s oldest brewery. The new Molson Brewhouse is a full service casual dining venue designed specifically for YYC. HMSHost operates the branded Molson Pubs in Toronto Pearson International Airport and Edmonton International Airports.

"We have enjoyed a strong and lasting partnership with Calgary International Airport and Molson Coors, and appreciate their vote of confidence in our ability to make the traveler’s day better," said Renee Tedesco, Vice President, Business Development, HMSHost.

In addition to its signature beer, Molson Canadian, other selections include bottled and seasonal ales and lagers, cocktails and wine by the glass. The full menu features pub favorites such as Beer Battered Fish n’ Chips, Mac n’ Cheese Dark, and Sausage with Peppers & Onions, as well as breakfast classics and specialties, tasty appetizers, hearty soups and fresh salads. A variety of artisan flatbreads, stacked sandwiches, and juicy Alberta Prime Rib burgers are sure to satisfy hungry travelers.

More than 380 associates work for HMSHost in 26 restaurants at Calgary International Airport. The new Molson Brewhouse employs 40 HMSHost associates.

About HMSHost

HMSHost is a world leader in creating dining and shopping for travel venues. HMSHost operates in more than 100 airports around the globe, including the 20 busiest airports in North America. The Company has annual sales in excess of $2.5 billion and employs more than 34,000 sales associates worldwide. HMSHost is a part of Autogrill Group, the world’s leading provider of food & beverage and retail services for people on the move. With sales of over €5.7 billion in 2010, the Group operates in 37 countries and employs some 62,000 people. It manages over 5,300 stores in more than 1,200 locations worldwide. Visit for more information and find us on Facebook at HMSHost Making the Traveler’s Day Better.

About Molson Coors Canada 
With its roots dating from 1786, Molson Coors Canada is proudly celebrating its 225th anniversary this year. The Canadian division of Molson Coors Brewing Company is a global brewer with operations in Canada, the U.S., U.K. and Asia. The Company proudly offers some of the most popular brands in Canada with an award-winning brand portfolio which includes Molson Canadian, Coors Light, Molson Export, Molson Dry, Rickard's and Molson M. Molson Coors Canada also partners with other leading brewers to offer such global brands as Heineken, Corona, Miller Genuine Draft and Foster’s Lager. Molson Coors Canada employs 3,000 Canadians, operates seven breweries, including boutique breweries Creemore and Granville Island, and invests in communities from coast-to-coast through its various charitable initiatives and sports and entertainment sponsorships. Molson Coors Canada is committed to promoting its products and events in a responsible manner.