MillerCoors Behind the Beer

A quick look at our 8 breweries (yes, 8!)

You know Miller in Milwaukee and Coors in Golden, Colorado … but did you know MillerCoors brews beer in six other towns too?

Superfan status if you can name them all.

But there’s a twist: Don’t count Leinenkugel’s in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, or the SandLot at Coors Field in Denver.

It’s a tough one, right? That’s why we’re launching an ad campaign — called “We Stand for Beer” — to let you know we’re probably brewing beer not far from you.

We’re proud of the good work we do in our brewery towns. We take care of the people who make our awesome beer, and Mother Nature who gives us our world-class ingredients.

Here are some of the ads we’re running in those eight cities and a little bit about what we do at each brewery. Let us know how you did.

1. Albany, Georgia

  • Opened 1979
  • 550 employees brew up to 10 million barrels of beer a year
  • What we brew here: Miller Lite, Coors Light, Coors Light Citrus Radler, Redd’s Apple Ale
  • Hasn’t sent garbage to landfill since 2013
  • The Albany Brewery sits on a former Army Air base.

2. Eden, North Carolina

  • Opened 1978
  • 522 employees brew up to 9 million barrels of beer a year
  • What we brew here: Miller Lite, Coors Light, Blue Moon seasonals
  • Hasn’t sent garbage to landfill since 2011
  • Eden was first to brew Miller Genuine Draft, in May 1986

3. Elkton, Virginia (Shenandoah Valley)

  • Opened 1987
  • 450 employees brew up to 8 million barrels of beer a year
  • What we brew here: Coors Light, Blue Moon Belgian White, Killian’s Irish Red, Keystone, Keystone Light
  • Hasn’t sent garbage to landfill since 2011
  • A $300 million buildout in 2007 made Shenandoah the most modern large-scale brewery in North America

4. Fort Worth, Texas

  • Opened 1966
  • 545 employees brew up to 8.6 million barrels of beer a year
  • What we brew here: Miller Lite, Miller High Life, Miller64, Miller Genuine Draft, Coors Light, Mickey’s, Milwaukee’s Best, Hamm’s, Keystone Light, Olde English 800, Old Milwaukee, Steel Reserve Alloy Series, Foster’s, Sparks, Third Shift, Redd’s Apple Ale, Fortune
  • On track to be landfill-free in 2015
  • Fort Worth was first to brew Miller Lite

5. Golden, Colorado

  • Opened 1873
  • 900 employees brew up to 13 million barrels of beer a year. An additional 600 employees work in the office. We also have a partnership with Ball Corp. to operate an end production plant and the nation’s largest aluminum can manufacturing plant, in Golden (Rocky Mountain Metal Container, 340 employees), and a partnership with Owens-Illinois to make glass bottles in nearby Wheat Ridge (Rocky Mountain Bottle Co., 250 employees). In addition, we cooperate with 150 independent barley growers in the San Luis Valley (1,281 direct and indirect jobs).
  • What we brew here: Blue Moon Belgian White, Coors Banquet, Coors Light, Killian’s Irish Red, Icehouse, Keystone, Miller Genuine Draft, Miller High Life, Miller Lite, Steel Reserve
  • The brewery hasn’t sent garbage to landfill since 2013.
  • Golden is the largest brewery site in the country

6. Irwindale, California

  • Opened 1980
  • 535 employees brew up to 7 million barrels of beer a year
  • What we brew here: Miller Lite, Coors Light, Miller High Life, Miller Genuine Draft, Keystone Light, Steel Reserve, Mickey’s
  • Hasn’t sent garbage to landfill since 2010
  • Irwindale is home to the largest solar panel installation at any U.S. brewery

7. Milwaukee, Wisconsin

  • Opened 1855
  • 630 employees brew up to 10 million barrels of beer a year. An additional 600 employees work in the office. We also operate nearby 10th Street Brewery, where we brew Leinenkugel’s and other specialty beers, and Watertown Hops Co., a hop processing facility 50 miles west.
  • What we brew here: Miller Lite, Miller High Life, Miller Genuine Draft, Coors Light, Redd’s Apple Ale, Leinenkugel’s Summer Shandy
  • The brewery and offices haven’t sent garbage to landfill since 2014
  • The Milwaukee Brewery celebrates its 160th anniversary this fall

8. Trenton, Ohio

  • Opened 1991
  • 510 employees brew up to 11 million barrels of beer a year
  • What we brew here: Miller Lite, Coors Light, Miller High Life, Third Shift  
  • Hasn’t sent garbage to landfill since 2009
  • The Trenton Brewery sits on 1,100 acres including 2½ acres of wetlands and more than 30 acres of managed prairie grass. In addition, more than 500 acres are used by local farmers.
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