Frequently Asked Questions
Nutrition and Codes
WHAT DOES MILLERCOORS DO ABOUT DRUNK DRIVING?
MillerCoors and its distributor partners sponsor and provide a number of programs focused on the prevention of drunk driving. For more details, please see the Preventing Drunk Driving section of our site. MillerCoors cares deeply about the responsible enjoyment of its products and works actively to prevent illegal underage drinking. Please review our efforts to prevent underage drinking and learn more about how we're working with parents and communities to promote responsibility.
WHAT BRANDS ARE PART OF THE MILLERCOORS FAMILY?
We're glad you asked. Our top selling beers are Miller Lite and Coors Light. But we have many others, including Blue Moon Belgian White, Coors Banquet, Foster's, Henry Weinhard's, Icehouse, Keystone Premium, Leinenkugel's, Killian's Irish Red, Miller Genuine Draft, Miller High Life, Milwaukee’s Best, Molson Canadian, Peroni Nastro Azzurro, Pilsner Urquell, Red Dog and many more.
HOW DO YOU ENSURE PRODUCT QUALITY?
MillerCoors is committed to producing quality beers—uncompromising and unchanging. We use pure water and the best grains and hops. Our products are then produced using strict quality assurance procedures. We perform more than 1,000 quality checks in a typical facility each and every day. These checks include microbiological and analytical testing of the product during each step of the brewing process. Testing also includes final tasting of our products by highly trained individuals.
Alcohol content in beer is typically measured in one of two ways: by volume (which is most common) or by weight. Using Coors as an example: A 12-ounce serving contains 5.0 percent alcohol by volume which means that of all the liquid in the container, 5.0 percent of the liquid is alcohol. The same 12-oz. serving of Coors Light is about 4.0 percent alcohol by weight, which means that of the total weight of the liquid in the container, 4.0 percent of the weight is contributed by the alcohol.
Sounds simple, but if we're talking about the exact same serving of beer, why the difference between volume and weight measurements? That's because a given volume of alcohol weighs less than the same volume of water. (An ethyl alcohol molecule, or C2H5OH, is larger than a molecule of water, or H2O, and takes up more space.) So whatever the serving size, the alcohol weight percentage will always be smaller than the volume percentage. This basic fact should help dispel any myth about 3.2 beers or so-called "near-beers" allegedly containing much less alcohol compared to regular beers. The "3.2" in 3.2 beers represents the percentage of alcohol by weight, which means that there's about 4 percent alcohol by volume in the beer. Anyone who believes that he or she cannot become intoxicated consuming 3.2 beer is just plain wrong. If you know of anyone who's a believer in the 3.2 beer "myth," do him or her a favor and share the facts.
To learn more about the alcohol content of all our beers, see our Nutrition page.
ARE THERE ANY JOB OPENINGS AND HOW DO YOU QUALIFY FOR AN INTERNSHIP AT MILLERCOORS?
All job openings at MillerCoors are listed here. Employment opportunities throughout our entire company are displayed. For some of our positions, we do require that individuals are 21 years of age; but each specific opportunity will have this qualification in the job description if it is applicable. We also have a longstanding, highly educational internship program. Visit our Careers page to find all job openings at MillerCoors.
WHERE CAN I BUY MILLERCOORS MERCHANDISE?
We don't sell "one-of-a-kind" collectible items to consumers. But we do have two online merchandise stores for our loyal customers. If you're at least 21 years old, you can visit ShopMillerLite.com, ShopMillerHighLife.com and CoorsandCo.com. If you're interested in learning more about collecting beer memorabilia, we suggest that you search the World Wide Web, where there are a wide variety of resources for collectors. You can also buy MillerCoors collectibles at the brewery shops in our Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Golden, Colorado locations.
We are happy to give you historical background about Coors or Miller memorabilia, provided this information is available to us. Just send us a written request with a picture of your item and any details about it. For Coors items, address your letter to: MillerCoors, PO Box 4030 - BC200, Golden, CO 80401. Please mark your letter "Attention: Historian." For Miller items, address your letter to: Miller Brewing Company, 3939 West Highland Blvd., P.O. Box 482, Milwaukee, 53201. Please mark your letter "Attention: Historian." To prevent any conflicts of interest, we are unable to provide estimated values for any items we have produced in the past. The marketplace for these artifacts is ever-changing and no firm prices are available. We regret any inconvenience this may cause you.
DOES MILLERCOORS DONATE MONEY IN COMMUNITIES WHERE IT OPERATES?
MillerCoors is committed to brewing great beer and giving back to the communities where we live and do business.
For information on MillerCoors social investment initiatives and how to submit a corporate contribution request, please see the Funding Guidelines section of our site.
MillerCoors believes that the best way to prepare leaders for tomorrow is to support them today through education. We've spearheaded efforts to establish educational funds for our nation's Historically Black Public Colleges and Universities through sponsorship of the Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund, as well as our corporate sponsorship of the Adelante: U.S. Education Leadership Fund that assists Hispanic college students.
For more information, please see the Social Responsibility section of our site.
MillerCoors sponsors various state and national events such as Motorsports, NFL, NBA, Major League Baseball, National Hockey League, Golf, State Festivals, State Fairs, etc. Local promotions are generally supported by our distributors. If you are interested in local sponsorship or a local promotion, you can find the closest local distributor by checking in your local telephone directory under "beer and ale" or "beer and wine."
HOW CAN I CONTACT MILLERCOORS?
Please see the Contact Us page for complete details on how to get in touch with us. We look forward to hearing from you.
Yes, MillerCoors is an American company incorporated in Delaware with major business locations in Milwaukee, WI and Golden, CO. In addition, our corporate headquarters is in Chicago, IL. We operate eight major breweries in Colorado, Wisconsin, California, Texas, Georgia, North Carolina, Virginia and Ohio. Our legacy companies, Miller Brewing Company and Coors Brewing Company, have more than 288 years of combined history in the American beer business.
To learn more about MillerCoors leadership, please visit the Strong Leadership section of MillerCoors.com.
IS MILLERCOORS PUBLICLY TRADED AND CAN I GET A FINANCIAL REPORT?
MillerCoors itself is not publicly traded, but it is a joint venture of two companies that are publicly traded. Stock in SABMiller plc is traded on the London and Johannesburg stock exchanges (its symbol is SAB.L.), and MolsonCoors (TAP) is traded on the New York Stock Exchange. There is no annual financial report from MillerCoors, but you can get all the financial information you need about our two parent companies by visiting www.sabmiller.com and www.molsoncoors.com
DOES MILLERCOORS RECYCLE?
MillerCoors operations generate literally tons of recyclable materials each day. Besides recycling standard materials like office paper, plastics, glass and aluminum, MillerCoors also recycles brewing byproducts like grain and yeast.
MillerCoors recycles the vast majority of its byproducts. Some brewer's grains produced from the malt contain protein and other nutrients, which make the grains useful to farmers as livestock feed. MillerCoors also converts grains and grinds them into Barley's Best, a high-fiber barley bran, which is sold to commercial bakeries and health food companies to produce high-fiber foods and vitamin supplements. Brewer's yeast is another brewery by-product successfully marketed to food companies. The yeast is typically dried, and then used as an additive in pet foods or as a medium that pharmaceutical companies use to grow antibiotics. Also, each year, MillerCoors sells more than 1.5 million gallons of ethanol, which is created using brewing byproducts.
Another byproduct from the brewing process is carbon dioxide gas (CO2), which is produced during fermentation. MillerCoors captures the excess CO2 and sells it to manufacturers, where it is used in flash refrigeration systems for meats and produce, as well as industrial applications. This benefits the manufacturers who use it instead of Freon, which may leak and further degrade the ozone layer.
In many ways, our brewing ingredients come full circle, returning to the earth to restore and renew our valuable resources. Learn about all our efforts to help the environment in the Environmental Sustainability section to learn more.
ARE ANY OF YOUR PRODUCTS KOSHER-CERTIFIED?
We sell many Kosher-certified beers. Look for a small circle with a "U" or a "K" inside it. If you see that mark on your bottle or can, your beer is Kosher-certified.
MillerCoors uses only the finest ingredients, including ideal brewing water, choice hops, barley, grains, yeast, and our Brewmaster’s passion for great beer. We think you’ll agree that the taste and quality of these beers is a winning combination that’s unsurpassed in today’s marketplace
Gluten and non-gluten proteins are found in wheat, rye and barley. Because of the brewing process itself and filtration, beer made from barley malt does not contain large amounts of protein; however, some protein is essential for beer quality. Therefore, there are some proteins and trace amounts of gluten in our products. We recommend that anyone with gluten sensitivity not consume any of our products without prior discussion with their doctors.
For more about how our beers are brewed, the ingredients we use, and the nutritional values in our beers, see How We Brew.
HOW DO I TELL IF MY BEER IS STILL FRESH AND WHERE DO I FIND NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION?
Beer is a food product. Unlike fine wine, it does not age gracefully! Luckily, all MillerCoors beers come with freshness codes that tell you when it's best to drink them. You'll see this code on every bottle and can—and on the carrier it came in, such as a six- or 12-pack. Most MillerCoors products that are packaged in cans or bottles and distributed in the U.S. will stay fresh for about 120 days, at which time the beer should be pulled from shelves and is no longer considered fresh. (The fresh life of most kegs of MillerCoors beers is 45-63 days.) For more information about freshness codes, see the Nutrition and Codes page.