MillerCoors Celebrates Water Stewardship With “Great Water Month”

MillerCoors Great Water Month cleanup

Water Stewardship at MillerCoors

Here at MillerCoors, we always say, “without water, there’s no beer.”  We need clean, fresh water to make our quality beers – it’s no coincidence that our breweries are located near excellent water sources, like our Milwaukee Brewery near the shores of Lake Michigan or our Golden Brewery on the banks of the Clear Creek. We feel a responsibility to protect these precious resources not just for ourselves, but for the communities in which we live and work.

That’s why we’ve declared September, “Great Water Month,” when thousands of MillerCoors employees will participate in projects across the nation to protect local water resources and promote water stewardship.  Our employees go off-campus and roll up their sleeves to repair riverbeds, clean up coastlines and remove trash.

September is Great Water Month

Last week, our Chicago and Albany, Ga. campuses celebrated Great Water Month by cleaning up the Chicago and Flint Rivers, respectively.  We worked with dedicated partners, Friends of the Chicago River and Flint Riverkeeper, to monitor the health of the rivers, collect trash and remove invasive, harmful species from riverbeds. Check out the slideshow below to see how employees spent a day hard at work in the great outdoors celebrating water stewardship.

And follow the @MillerCoors Twitter feed throughout the month of September to see our employees get dirty for a good cause: clean water!



Throwback Thursday: Celebrating Labor Day with Great Beer

Miller Brewery Bottling Line 1986

One Century of Brewing Great Beers

As we look ahead to Labor Day weekend, we celebrate everyone who works hard (and maybe rewards themselves at the end of the day with a cold beer) with a look back at some folks who’ve brewed our great beers in the past.

Miller Brewing Employee Outing 1916

Summer outings in a wooded park north of Milwaukee were an annual tradition for office employees of the Frederick Miller Brewing Co. Office employees, who were both men and women, could bring along their spouses, children and guests. Box lunches, Cracker-Jack and Miller beer made a perfect day. This photo is from the 1916 outing.

Coors Brewing Company Bottling Line 1940

Working the bottling line at Coors Brewing Company in the 1940s.

Miller Brewery Bottling Line 1986

Nancy Dishman readjusts filled bottles on the draft beer packaging line at the Miller Brewery in Eden in this 1986 photo.

Coors Brewery Banquet Beer 1970

In the late 1800s, thirsty miners threw celebratory banquets, with Coors as the honorary beer because of its superior craftsmanship. When this picture was taken in the 1970s, Coors Banquet wasn’t widely distributed outside the west and it became a cult phenomenon. More than 100 years later it’s still going strong.


Contributions by: Melanie Keerins


What Does Cinnamon Horchata Ale Taste Like?

blue moon cinnamon horchata ale

What is Cinnamon Horchata Ale?

Whenever I tell someone Blue Moon Brewing Company has a new Cinnamon Horchata Ale, I get the same reaction. Surprise, excitement and intrigue cross the person’s face before they say, “Whoa, what does it taste like?”

I had the same response when I heard Blue Moon’s founder and head brewmaster, Keith Villa was working on a horchata beer. I couldn’t wait to try it.

It’s a natural reaction, as horchata and ale are vastly different drinks. But they’re both delicious, so the combination is incredibly intriguing.

Horchata is a traditional Latin American drink typically made with rice, sweetened with sugar, and spiced with cinnamon. It’s refreshing. It’s flavorful. And it goes great with all types of food.

So what does Blue Moon Cinnamon Horchata Ale taste like?

Taste Testing the Cinnamon Horchata Ale

At MillerCoors we embrace a tasting ritual called AATMF, which is alphabet soup for:

  • Appearance
  • Aroma
  • Taste
  • Mouthfeel
  • Finish

Whenever I try a new beer ―especially a beer as unique as a Cinnamon Horchata Ale― I silently engage in this ritual. It helps me enjoy the sensory experience of imbibing a beer. It also gives me an answer to the question, “Woah, what does it taste like?”

Here’s the AATMF our brewing team put together for Cinnamon Horchata Ale.

Blue Moon Cinnamon Horchata Ale Taste Test

Cinnamon Horchata Ale makes its national debut this month in Blue Moon’s Fall Brewmaster Sampler Pack. If you’re anything like me, you’ll want to try this outstanding new beer the first chance you get.



Blue Moon 2014 Fall Sampler