Governor Jaime Bonilla Valdez reaffirmed his total support for craft brewers, a sector that has generated an economy for Baja California and with which he committed, during his campaign, to form an internationally competitive cluster.
This Thursday, the state president in the company of the head of the Ministry of Economy, Sustainable Tourism and Tourism, Mario Escobedo Carignan, received in his office, the Chancellor of UABC, Dr. Daniel Octavio Valdez Delgadillo, and producers of craft beer.
The objective of the meeting was to present to Governor Jaime Bonilla, the “triple elice” project focused on the generation of malt in the Mexicali Valley, in which the UABC, the craft beer producers of Tijuana, Mexicali, and Ensenada, and the own state administration.
The experimental plant will have the dimensions of 184 square meters, with a capacity of one ton per day, and will be located in the Ejido Nuevo León, to meet the production needs of craft beer producers.
The head of SEST, explains that the UABC will participate with 3.5 million pesos and the State Government with 6.5 million pesos, the latter amount was obtained through the fines and sanctions that the electoral bodies imposed on the political parties.
“This is a Triple Helix project, looking for 10% of the electrolytes required by the craft beer producer in Baja California. The State of Baja California is recognized internationally as the capital of craft beer and is also recognized for its quality”, he assured.
He added that North American beer is already manufactured in Mexico. He also informed that there are 155 craft breweries in the State, and the idea is to have approaches with each company to involve them in the project. “In this first phase, it is planned to generate in a day of 8, about a ton of malt.”
The head of the SEST said that this product will increase gradually, according to the growth of the market, and that they expect the large companies of the country and the world to turn to the Mexicali Valley, to produce their malt.
For its part, the UABC will participate by providing the land, machinery, and equipment, and will also be in charge of the administration of this trust that will generate income, since the producers pay for the malt. The brewers will indicate which are the inputs they require for the quality of their products.
It is worth mentioning that the UABC will also provide the microbiology laboratory, to analyze the different processes of malt production, and that it is the most suitable for human consumption.
Governor Jaime Bonilla Valdez endorsed his commitment to the region’s beer industry and support for productive projects, both in the coastal area and in Mexicali, and the creation of a beer cluster.