CHICAGO, May 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- MillerCoors hauled in nine medals -- including five from Tenth and Blake, the company's craft and imports division -- this weekend at the Brewers Association's biennial World Beer Cup International Competition. Among the highlights of this year's competition, Coors Light won gold in the American Style Lager or Light Lager category and Blue Moon Vintage Blonde won silver in the Fruit Wheat Beer category.
Following is the complete list of medals won by MillerCoors:
- Coors Light – American-Style Lager or Light Lager
- Steel Reserve – American-Style Premium Lager or Specialty Lager
- Leinenkugel's Creamy Dark (Tenth and Blake) – American Style Dark Lager
- Florhosen (SandLot -- Tenth and Blake) – German Style Marzen
- Blue Moon Vintage Blond (Tenth and Blake) – Fruit Wheat Beer
- Colorado Native (Tenth and Blake) – American Style Amber Lager
- Peche (Tenth and Blake) – American Style Brett Ale
- Icehouse – American Style Premium Lager or Specialty Lager
- Milwaukee's Best – American Style Cream Ale or Lager
MillerCoors has won a combined 238 medals at the World Beer Cup and the annual Great American Beer Festival, also hosted by the Brewers Association.
"We are thrilled to have nine of our beer recognized as medal winners at the 2012 World Beer Cup," said David Ryder, head brewmaster at MillerCoors. "It truly is a testament to the hard work and passion all of our team has for making beers that delight American beer drinkers."
The 2012 World Beer Cup was held on May 4-5 in San Diego, with 799 breweries from 54 countries and 45 U.S. states entering 3,921 beers in 95 beer style categories, the biggest selection of entries to date.
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, Wis., and two microbreweries, the Tenth Street Brewery in Milwaukee and the Blue Moon Brewing Company at the Sandlot 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 MillerCoors.com, at facebook.com/MillerCoors or on Twitter through @MillerCoors.