MillerCoors Claims Eight Medals at 2012 Great American Beer Festival

     MillerCoors Claims Eight Medals at 2012 Great American Beer Festival

Miller Lite and Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy Highlight Overall Medal Count

PR Newswire

CHICAGO, Oct. 15, 2012

CHICAGO, Oct. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- MillerCoors raked in eight medals this
weekend at the Brewers Association's annual Great American Beer Festival
(GABF). Miller Lite received silver out of 51 entries in the American-Style
Lager, Light Lager or Premium Lager category and Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy
took home silver in the Fruit Wheat Beer category.

Tenth and Blake Beer Company, the craft and import division of MillerCoors,
had a solid showing by winning five of the company's eight medals, including
three gold medals.

"We're thrilled with how our peers and beer fans across America responded to
our entries in this year's GABF," said David Ryder, MillerCoors vice president
of brewing and research. "Between taking silver with Miller Lite and receiving
three gold medals for brands from our craft beer team, MillerCoors continues
to prove it has the best and most diversified portfolio in the American beer

The complete list of medals won by MillerCoors at the 2012 GABF:


  oMove Back (The SandLot) – Dortmunder or German-Style Oktoberfest
  oWildpitch (The SandLot) – German-Style Wheat Ale
  oHenry Weinhard's Blue Boar Pale Ale (Bliz-Weinhard Brewing) –
    American-Style Specialty Lager or Cream Ale or Lager


  oMiller Lite (Miller Brewing Company) – American-Style Lager, Light Lager
    or Premium Lager
  oLeinenkugel's Summer Shandy (Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company) – Fruit
    Wheat Beer


  oKeystone Light (Coors Brewing Company) – American-Style Lager, Light Lager
    or Premium Lager
  oMickey's Malt Liquor (Miller Brewing Company) – American-Style Specialty
    Lager or Cream Ale or Lager
  oBarrel Aged Russian Imperial Stout (AC Golden Brewing Co.) – Wood and
    Barrel Aged Strong Stout

Since 1996, including medals previously won as Miller Brewing Company and
Coors Brewing Company, MillerCoors has won a combined 263 medals at the Great
American Beer Festival and the bi-annual World Beer Cup, also hosted by the
Brewers Association.

The Great American Beer Festival, held in Denver October 11-13, offered more
than 4,300 different beers from 666 breweries, hailing from 48 states,
Washington, D.C, and Guam. Known as the signature event in the U.S. brewing
industry, its medals are recognized as among the most respected in the
business. Once again, more than 50,000 beer enthusiasts attended this year's

About MillerCoors
Built on a foundation of great beer brands and nearly 300 years of brewing
heritage, MillerCoors continues the commitment of its founders to brew the
highest quality beers. MillerCoors is the second-largest beer company in the
United States, capturing nearly 30 percent of beer sales in the U.S. and
Puerto Rico. Led by two of the best-selling beers in the industry,
MillerCoors has a broad portfolio of brands across every major industry
segment. The portfolio is led by the company's premium light brands: Coors
Light, Miller Lite and Miller64. Coors Light, the World's Most Refreshing
Beer, offers consumers refreshment as cold as the Rockies. Miller Lite
established the American light beer category in 1975, offering beer drinkers a
light beer that tastes like beer should. Miller64 is 64 calories of crisp,
light taste that complements a balanced lifestyle. MillerCoors brews premium
beers Coors Banquet and Miller Genuine Draft, and economy brands Miller High
Life and Keystone Light. Tenth and Blake Beer Company, the MillerCoors craft
and import division, imports Peroni Nastro Azzurro, Pilsner Urquell and
Grolsch, and features craft brews from the Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company,
Blue Moon Brewing Company and the Blitz-Weinhard Brewing Company. MillerCoors
operates eight major breweries in the U.S., as well as the Leinenkugel's craft
brewery in Chippewa Falls, Wisc., and two microbreweries, the Tenth Street
Brewery in Milwaukee and the Blue Moon Brewing Company at Coors Field in
Denver. The MillerCoors vision is to create the best beer company in America
through great people changing the way America enjoys beer. MillerCoors builds
its brands the right way through brewing quality, responsible marketing and
sustainable environmental and community impact. MillerCoors is a joint
venture of SABMiller plc and Molson Coors Brewing Company. Learn more at, at or on Twitter through

SOURCE MillerCoors

Contact: Scott Bussen, MillerCoors, +1-312-496-2969,; Konnor Schmaltz, Olson, +1-312-854-8394,
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