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The trends set to drive beer's future - Comment

The Great American Beer Festival returned, earlier this month. just-drinks' beer commentator, Stephen Beaumont travelled to Denver to report...

MillerCoors brand strategy gets warm reception

The next couple of years carry great importance for MillerCoors. Not only is the US JV between Molson Coors and SABMiller set to come under...

In the US, carbonated water has become a non-alcoholic beverage star, as consumers choose sparkling waters and seltzers instead of carbonated soft drinks to cut calorie and sugar consumption. The same trend is now crossing over into flavoured alcoholic beverages (FABs), as so-called 'hard seltzers' have emerged as a promising new niche.

Stephen Beaumont | 25 Aug 2016

It's seven o'clock in the morning, and the gathering crowd already boasts a few dozen hardy souls. By the time sales actually commence in a few hours, there will be many times that number standing patiently in a line that will snake from the door down the block and likely around the corner. Welcome to the world of one-off beers.

Lucy Britner | 3 Aug 2016

Yesterday, Molson Coors reported a dip in second-quarter net profits, blaming charges in connection with its MillerCoors acquisition as well as prohibition in parts of India and planned brewery closures. 

Olly Wehring | 21 Jul 2016

Earlier today, SABMiller released a trading update, with sales in the three months to the end of June rising by 2% year-on-year. Here, just-drinks looks at the company's top-line performance by region.

Latest Interviews

Andy Morton | 9 Jun 2014

Keith Villa is the founder and head brewmaster of MillerCoors-owned Blue Moon Brewing Company, creator of the Belgium-style Blue Moon beer. During his visit to London last week, just-drinks sat down with the doctor of brewing to discuss quality issues in craft beer and what motivates him to experiment with bacon, peanut butter and chocolate. Villa also made clear why he considers Blue Moon a craft beer despite its corporate owners.

James Wilmore | 18 Feb 2014

Last week, MillerCoors unveiled the biggest brand launch in its five-and-a-half year history: Miller Fortune, a beer designed to take on the spirits market. But, how will this strategy play out, and what else does the brewing JV have in store to rescue its flagging volumes? Here, in the first part of an exclusive two-part interview just-drinks deputy editor James Wilmore tackles the US firm's sales president, Ed McBrien.

Latest News

Andy Morton | 12 Oct 2016

Molson Coors has handed Australian distribution for its newly-acquired Miller beer brands to Coca-Cola Amatil (CCA).

Olly Wehring | 11 Oct 2016

Molson Coors has completed its previously-announced purchase of SABMiller’s stake in their US joint-venture, MillerCoors.

Andy Morton | 21 Sep 2016

MillerCoors is to move marketing for Blue Moon and Leinenkugel's away from its Tenth & Blake craft unit because the two beer brands have grown too big.

Andy Morton | 15 Sep 2016

Molson Coors is to trial nearly all new UK products through a recently-launched on-premise premium unit as it soaks up modern marketing lessons from craft acquisitions.

Andy Morton | 15 Sep 2016

Molson Coors has test-launched a new cider inspired by the Mexican street drink Tepache.

Lucy Britner | 14 Sep 2016

Molson Coors has said it will withdraw its Rekorderlig Winter Cider variant in the UK and replace it with Spiced Plum.

Lucy Britner | 13 Sep 2016

MillerCoors has officially opened the doors to its Blue Moon pilot brewery in downtown Denver. 

Olly Wehring | 9 Sep 2016

MillerCoors has lined up the release of a fruit-flavoured alcoholic soft drink in selected US markets. Based on aguas frescas – a Latin American soft drink concept – Zumbida is mango-flavoured, lightly carbonated and carries an abv of 4.2%.

Lucy Britner | 5 Sep 2016

Molson Coors has launched what it claims to be the world's first "beer button"- a device that allows Carling drinkers in the UK to order beer using a button in their fridge.

Lucy Britner | 8 Aug 2016

Molson Coors has said it plans to build a new "technologically advanced" brewery in Chilliwack, British Columbia. 

Lucy Britner | 3 Aug 2016

The CEO of Molson Coors has said his company has made "substantial progress" on the pending acquisition of SABMiller's stake in joint venture MillerCoors. 

Lucy Britner | 2 Aug 2016

Molson Coors has reported a dip in second-quarter net profits, blaming charges in connection with its MillerCoors acquisition as well as prohibition in parts of India and planned brewery closures. 

Andy Morton | 2 Aug 2016

MillerCoors has blamed shipment timings for a weak Q2 that dragged down the first-half, but praised its light beer performance.

Andy Morton | 26 Jul 2016

Molson Coors' international head is to move into the newly-created role of chief growth officer once the brewer completes its acquisition of MillerCoors.

Andy Morton | 25 Jul 2016

Treasury Wine Estates is to ramp up the UK distribution of its Castello di Gabbiano Italian wine portfolio after signing an on-premise deal with Molson Coors.

Andy Morton | 21 Jul 2016

MillerCoors has expanded its US craft beer portfolio with a majority stake in Georgia-based Terrapin Beer Co.

Andy Morton | 18 Jul 2016

Molson Coors has followed up its sponsorship of the English Premier League with its second limited-edition beer launch in partnership with Sky Sports.

Andy Morton | 12 Jul 2016

US brewers are following their European counterparts with a voluntary plan to provide detailed information on nutrition content and ingredients.

Lucy Britner | 4 Jul 2016

Cornish gin brand Tarquin's has teamed up with Molson Coors' craft beer unit Sharp's to produce a gin which contains hops.

Andy Morton | 29 Jun 2016

Molson Coors is to raise US$6.8bn in a bond sale to help fund its purchase of MillerCoors.

Andy Morton | 15 Jun 2016

The US's top brewery workers union has accused MillerCoors of shutting down its Eden brewery in North Carolina to stop it falling into a rival's hands.

Olly Wehring | 8 Jun 2016

Dutch brewer Bavaria has selected the UK unit of Molson Coors to handle the sales, marketing and distribution of most of its portfolio in the country.

Latest blogs

James Wilmore | 2 Jul 2014

I predicted that the Molson Canadian beer fridge marketing concept had legs - and so it is proving.

Company research

Molson Coors Brewing Company (TAP) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

Molson Coors Brewing Company (TAP) - Financial and Strategic

Molson Coors Brewing Company (MCBC) is an alcohol beverage company with a diverse portfolio of owned and partner brands. The company brews, markets and sells a broad range of beers throughout the worl...

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Molson Coors Brewing Co in Beer (World)

Molson Coors Brewing Co in Beer (World)

The proposed merger of A-B InBev and SABMiller could enable Molson Coors to establish a prominent independent position in the US beer market....

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Coors Light Summer Brew: Leveraging a successful seasonal limited edition

Coors Light Summer Brew: Leveraging a successful seasonal li

Launched in 2014, Coors Light Summer Brew was the brand’s first-ever seasonal extension, incorporating a new summer-themed packaging design that reinforced the product’s refreshing qualities....

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