Tag Archives: Coors Brewing Company

• Craft Beer Uses 4 Times As Much Barley As Corporate Brew

Craft Beer Uses 4 Times As Much Barley As Corporate Brew

For decades, US beer lovers have denounced corporate-made brew as watered-down swill. Just how diluted is the product peddled by the two enormous dinosaurs that dodder over the US beer market, InBev (maker of Bud) and MillerCoors? In a delicious new report, the US Department of Agriculture has numbers. Most beers, industrial or craft, get […]

• Coors Is Releasing A Gluten-Free Beer. Yum.

Coors Is Releasing A Gluten-Free Beer. Yum.

MillerCoors is the latest brand to accommodate those with gluten allergies and sensitivities. The brand is releasing a gluten-free beer called Coors Peak Copper Lager, according to AdAge. MillerCoors described the taste of the beer as “light to medium-bodied crisp copper lager” and that it has a “malty, slight caramel profile offset by subtly spicy hops and the […]

• U.S. Brewery Count Tops 3,000. Yay More Beer!

U.S. Brewery Count Tops 3,000. Yay More Beer!

The American brewing industry reached another milestone at the end of June, with more than 3,000 breweries operating for all or part of the month (3,040 to be precise). Although precise numbers from the 19th century are difficult to confirm, this is likely the first time the United States has crossed the 3,000 brewery barrier […]

• Will this new can make Coors Light any better?!

Will this new can make Coors Light any better?!

The Coors Brewing Company announced today that they will soon begin offering Coors Light in a new “shotgunnable can” that will feature a second tab on its side to allow for easy shotgunning. Coors is aiming to rid binge drinkers of the tedious burden of searching for the air pocket in a can of beer […]

• Beer Sales In Canada Are Drying Up During The NHL Lockout

Beer Sales In Canada Are Drying Up During The NHL Lockout

Lost in the glamour of a newly-christened NBA season comes yet another harsh reality of a winter without the NHL: lagging Canadian beer sales. Hockey season is a time when our northern neighbors cozy up with the cheap brews to enjoy the nation’s game. But with empty arenas and bars, and Red Green Show re-runs […]

• Beer Companies Looking Beyond Beer for Growth

Beer Companies Looking Beyond Beer for Growth

It appears the fastest way to growth for many beer companies is to look beyond beer. The latest example came Tuesday when Molson Coors Brewingannounced it is launching Coors Light Iced Tea in Canada next month, with a possible U.S rollout at a later date. The drink is being billed as “Coors Light with a […]

• Big Whoop. Coors Tops Bud in Consumer Reports Beer Taste Tests

Big Whoop. Coors Tops Bud in Consumer Reports Beer Taste Tests

Beers from Trader Joe’s and Walgreens stand up to name-brand competition. Looking to enjoy the last weeks of football season with the perfect brew?  Coors regular topped Consumer Reports’ recent taste test of beers, blowing away nine brews including Budweiser and Bud Light.  Name Tag and Big Flats — store brands from Trader Joe’s and […]

• Profits slip at Molson Coors 2nd Quarter

Profits slip at Molson Coors 2nd Quarter

Weak sales and rising costs contributed to Molson Coors recording a 6% drop in profits in the second quarter of the year. The brewer had hoped that raising prices would help offset losses. Officials at the company, which brews Coors Light and Carling among other lagers, nevertheless maintained their view that it has performed well […]

• MillerCoors CEO Tom Long seeks growth with craft beers

MillerCoors CEO Tom Long seeks growth with craft beers

Big brewing company MillerCoors looks to turn around falling sales. It has created a dedicated division for its craft and import brands, including Blue Moon and Leinenkugel. Tom Long, MillerCoors’ new chief executive, wants to prove that big beer hasn’t gone flat. But persistently high unemployment, an uncertain economy and young consumers’ shrinking thirst for […]

• Ooops. NHL gets caught in beer deal snafu

Ooops. NHL gets caught in beer deal snafu

It was the fifth paragraph of Gary Bettman’s traditional state-of-the-game speech at the Stanley Cup final, and it was delivered in upbeat, triumphant tones. “The strength of our game on the business side,” said Bettman, “could be best illustrated by our reaching the largest sponsorship deal in our history, the Miller-Coors-Molson deal, and the largest, […]

Molson Coors Canada Launches Six Pints Specialty Beer Company

Molson Coors Canada Launches Six Pints Specialty Beer Company

Molson Coors Canada announced today the creation of a new stand-alone division, the Six Pints Specialty Beer Company.  Craft and specialty beer represent the fastest growing segment of the Canadian beer industry. To better participate in this segment, Molson Coors Canada acquired the Creemore Springs Brewing Company in 2005. Creemore then acquired the Granville Island […]

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• Feeling Stale, Molson Ready For Its Makeover

or years, the Molson beer brands sold by Molson Coors Brewing Co. have ceded the spotlight in their Canadian homeland to American cousin Coors Light, which eclipsed Budweiser as Canada’s top-selling brew last year. Molson Coors is now making a big push to rejuvenate the Molson name through a series of new products and marketing […]

• Labatt not going quietly after Molson named NHL’s official beer sponsor

Labatt not going quietly after Molson named NHL’s official beer sponsor

Molson Canadian is poised to become the Official Beer of the NHL, but the incumbent will not go quietly. “Bud and hockey belong together,” said Charlie Angelakos, vice-president of corporate affairs for Labatt Breweries. Labatt, brewer of Budweiser in Canada, is vowing to “pursue all legal remedies” in the wake of Tuesday’s announcement that Molson […]

• Molson Canadian named ‘Official beer of the NHL’ in new landmark league deal

Molson Canadian named ‘Official beer of the NHL’ in new landmark league deal

The National Hockey League (NHL) today announced a major agreement with brewers Molson Coors (NYSE: TAP) in Canada and MillerCoors in the U.S., awarding flagship brand Molson Canadian exclusive League rights in the beer sponsorship category, including the rights to the Official Beer of the NHL® designation, beginning with the 2011-12 NHL season.  The deal […]

• BrewDog boss mocks Molson Coors purchase of craft brewery

BrewDog boss mocks Molson Coors purchase of craft brewery

James Watt, co-founder of controversial Scottish brewer BrewDog, has labelled Molson Coors’ purchase of Sharp’s brewery “an act of panic” as he lauded the UK’s renewed passion for craft beer. Molson Coors last month snapped up Sharp’s, which produces Doom Bar, in a deal understood to be in the region of £20 million. Watt, whose […]