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• Molson’s Beer Fridge That Only Canadians Can Open

Molson’s Beer Fridge That Only Canadians Can Open

Yet another good reason to be Canadian! A fridge full of free beer sounds like a great thing to find sitting on a street corner, but what if you needed a Canadian to open it? That was the puzzle posed by the Rethink advertising agency on behalf of Canada’s Molson brewery. This northern spring, Rethink […]

• 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 […]

• How to drink beer and save the environment

How to drink beer and save the environment

Kim Marotta runs corporate social responsibility at giant brewer MillerCoors, a joint venture between SABMiller and Molson Coors Brewing Company (TAP). She worries about carbon impact, product packaging, water use, and corporate ethics, as would any similarly titled VP at any large manufacturer. But her job has an added dimension, unique to the beverage industry, […]

• 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 […]

• 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 […]

• Molson Coors quarterly profit misses estimates

Molson Coors Brewing Co (TAP.N) posted a lower-than-expected quarterly profit on Thursday as higher fuel and commodity costs and weak industry sales in its top three markets influenced results. The beer maker said profit was $109.8 million, or 58 cents a share, compared with $222.1 million, or $1.19 a share, a year earlier. The 2009 […]

• MillerCoors' domestic sales decline; craft beer sales up

MillerCoors LLC’s domestic volume sales dropped 3.2% during the six months that ended Sept. 30 from a year earlier, according to a statement released Monday. During the three months ended Sept. 30, sales were down 4%, according to London-based SABMiller Plc. Chicago-based MillerCoors is a joint venture of SABMiller and Molson Coors Brewing Co. The […]

• Brew North, strong and tasty. Book fêtes Canada's love of beer

Brew North, strong and tasty. Book fêtes Canada's love of beer

Author Ian Coutts figured any book about the Canadian beer industry would end when Molson merged with Coors. The last of Canada’s three major brewers finally succumbed to U.S. ownership in 2008. But, as the Ontario-based writer and beer lover points out in his new book Brew North: How Canadians Made Beer and Beer Made […]

• Brew North, strong and tasty. Book fêtes Canada's love of beer

Brew North, strong and tasty. Book fêtes Canada's love of beer

Author Ian Coutts figured any book about the Canadian beer industry would end when Molson merged with Coors. The last of Canada’s three major brewers finally succumbed to U.S. ownership in 2008. But, as the Ontario-based writer and beer lover points out in his new book Brew North: How Canadians Made Beer and Beer Made […]