Coors Brewing Company Wins Medals at the Great American Beer Festival®
GOLDEN, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Coors Brewing Company and the SandLot Brewery at Coors Field received honors for several of their brews at the 2007 Great American Beer Festival. Coors Light won the bronze medal in the American Style Light Lager category. Move Back, brewed by The Sandlot Brewery, won the Gold in the Dortmunder/European Style Export category. Green Side Up, also brewed by the SandLot, won a Silver medal in the German Style Oktoberfest/Weisen (Meadow) category.
“We’re proud that the great brews coming from the Sandlot Brewery continue to receive accolades and that our most popular beer, Coors Light, was once again recognized in an incredibly competitive category.”
The 2007 Great American Beer Festival featured more than 100 professional judges testing 2,793 beers, handing out 222 medals. Per the rules of the competition, judges only award gold, silver or bronze medals when there are excellent examples of the style of beer in the category.
“We look forward to showcasing our brewing talents each year at the Great America Beer Festival,” said Warren Quilliam, vice president, brewing and quality assurance for Coors Brewing Company. “We’re proud that the great brews coming from the Sandlot Brewery continue to receive accolades and that our most popular beer, Coors Light, was once again recognized in an incredibly competitive category.”
Coors Brewing Company was an official sponsor of this year’s Great American Beer Festival, the nation’s premier celebration of American breweries. Coors is one of only nine breweries, and the only major brewer, that has been involved with the festival since its inception 26 years ago.
About Coors Brewing Company
Coors Brewing Company is a subsidiary of Molson Coors Brewing Company, (NYSE: TAP)(TSX: TAP). It is the third largest brewer in the U.S. The company's U.S. brands include Coors Light, Molson Canadian, Coors, Killian's Irish Red, Keystone, Blue Moon, Coors NA and Zima. For more information on Coors, visit the company's Web site, www.coors.com.