MillerCoors grew from the dreams of two German entrepreneurs who came to America in the mid-19th Century
Frederick J. Miller was a determined young brewer who settled in Milwaukee and purchased the Plank Road Brewery where he founded Miller Brewing Company in 1855. He brewed his delicious beer using yeast that he carried in his pocket from Europe.
Adolph Coors apprenticed at a brewery in Prussia during his teens and stowed away on a ship to America to realize his dreams of becoming a brewer. Adolph opened the Golden Brewery (later Coors Brewing Company) in Colorado and tapped his first barrel in 1873.
Both companies had the good fortune to be founded by visionary businessmen whose families were committed to carrying on their legacies. Both businesses survived Prohibition, the Great Depression and two world wars, even as hundreds of other brewers failed. Our founding companies built their success barrel by barrel.
At MillerCoors, we have three hundred years of combined brewing history, and we are committed to building on our founders' legacies.
Follow the entire path, beginning in 1824, that leads to where MillerCoors is today.
History Of Innovations
We're committed to innovation and have been for quite some time. Take a look at some of our highlights along the way.
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