The US brewer Adolph Coors Company today that for third quarter 2002, the company achieved consolidated net sales of US$1.0 billion, a 57.8% increase over last year. Third quarter sales volumes totalled 8,407,000 barrels, a 42.4% increase on last year as the gains made by the acquisition of Coors Brewers Limited the business it acquired from Interbrew in February.