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Beer Titans Go to War Over 'Corn Syrup' Ad

MillerCoors lawsuit claims Bud Light ad purposefully misleads consumers

(Newser) - Medieval kings have sparked a legal battle between beer titans. MillerCoors is suing Anheuser-Busch over a "misleading," minute-long Super Bowl ad emphasizing the use of corn syrup in making both Coors Light and Miller Lite. The ad shows Bud Light's "king" visiting his fellow monarchs at...

David vs. Goliath Beer Suit Ends With a Settlement

MillerCoors comes to 'amicable' agreement with Pabst Brewing Co., PBR will continue to flow

(Newser) - MillerCoors and Pabst Brewing Co. settled a lawsuit Wednesday in which the hipster's brand of choice claimed the bigger brewer lied about its ability to continue brewing Pabst's beers to put that company out of business. The settlement came as jurors were ending their second day of deliberations...

Pabst, MillerCoors Are Going to Court

Pabst says its very existence relies on MillerCoors

(Newser) - Pabst Brewing Company and MillerCoors are going to trial, with hipster favorite Pabst contending that MillerCoors wants to put it out of business by ending a longstanding partnership through which it brews Pabst's beers, the AP reports. The case has high stakes for Pabst, whose lawyers argue that the...

Coming to Your Beer Can Soon: Calorie Count

8 out of 10 beers sold in US will soon include nutritional info

(Newser) - Be prepared: Drinking beer is about to get a little less fun. The four biggest brewers in the US will be listing nutritional information on their beers—which means that every time you take a swig, you'll come face to face with the exact calorie count of the beer...

America's Fallen Out of Love With These 5 Beers

Especially Bud Select

(Newser) - Americans still love beer—it's a $100 billion industry in the US—but there are some beers we're just not that into anymore, particularly as specialty and craft beers become more popular. 24/7 Wall St. runs down 10 beers falling out of favor with Americans:
  • Budweiser: Yes, the

Beer Drinker Discovers Who Makes Blue Moon, Sues

He thought it was a craft beer, then found out it's a MillerCoors product

(Newser) - A beer drinker who indulged in Blue Moon because he thought it was a craft beer got a rude awakening from friends who informed him it was made by MillerCoors. Now Californian Evan Parent has filed a class-action lawsuit against the brewer for what he calls "false and deceptive...

What's Really in Budweiser? Company Spills the Beans

Anheuser-Busch, MillerCoors post ingredients in response to blogger

(Newser) - Anheuser-Busch and MillerCoors have both posted ingredients to some of their beers online, in a lightning-fast response to a petition from blogger Vani "Food Babe" Hari. In a post Wednesday, Hari noted that brewers aren't required to list their ingredients, and that the government has approved everything from...

Miller Wants You to Drink Beer in a Rocks Glass

'Miller Fortune' designed to compete with spirits for young drinkers

(Newser) - The big beer brands have been bleeding market share to spirits and craft beers lately, but MillerCoors thinks its latest offering can staunch that wound. It's called Miller Fortune, and it'll debut over the next two months with the quickest and broadest distribution plan of any beer since...

America's Biggest Brewery Now Produces No Garbage

MillerCoors' Golden, Colo., facility no longer trucks 135 tons a month to landfill

(Newser) - MillerCoors' Golden, Colo., facility has some pretty massive numbers attached to it: It clocks in at 9 million square feet, can produce 22 million barrels of beer a year (that's the equivalent of about 5.5 billion pints), and once generated 135 tons of garbage a month. That last...

FDA Demands Safety Data on Energy Drinks With Alcohol

Companies have 30 days to comply

(Newser) - The FDA has taken action against companies that make alcoholic energy drinks, giving the firms 30 days to provide evidence to support their claim that caffeine and booze are a safe combination. A group of concerned scientists have said there is no evidence to support the claim that the drinks...

Beer Prices Going Up
 Beer Prices Going Up 

Beer Prices Going Up

(Newser) - The nation’s largest brewers plan to raise beer prices in the fall, the Wall Street Journal reports. Anheuser-Busch InBev—maker of Budweiser—and MillerCoors will further test the notion that beer is generally recession-proof. “The environment is very favorable, we think,” says an Anheuser exec. Both companies...

Brewers Relieve Recession With Cheap Beer

Natural Light, Busch, High Life see sales jump

(Newser) - With the recession drying up cash flow, thirsty Americans are seeking out “sub-premium” beers, and brewers are marketing accordingly, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. Anheuser-Busch is creating its first-ever ad campaign for Natural Light, whose sales are up 4% this year; MillerCoors is pushing Miller High Life, whose sales...

MillerCoors Testing Mini-Keg for Fridge

(Newser) - MillerCoors is trying out a novel presentation of its Miller and Coors Light beers with the “Home Draft,” a 1.5-gallon mini-keg that stays fresh in the fridge for a month, the Wall Street Journal reports. The set-up is similar to boxed wine. Amid a drop-off in domestic...

Caffeinated Booze Prompts State Probes

AGs said to be concerned over deceptive marketing

(Newser) - State attorneys general are taking a hard look at increasingly popular caffeinated alcohol beverages amid fears the combination is dangerous and targeted at underage drinkers, the Wall Street Journal reports. The AGs are calling for company records from the makers of Joose and Four Loko. At 7-Eleven, Joose has had...

Miller Pulls Mafia Ads Amid Italian Complaints

Commercials show Sopranos actor offering 'protection'

(Newser) - Complaints from Chicago’s Italian-American community have prompted MillerCoors to pull a Miller Lite ad campaign in which Sopranos actor Frank Vincent plays a stereotypical Mafia type, the Chicago Sun-Times reports. In the two spots, he asks a store clerk and bartender if they need “protection.” They say...

Beer Giant Kills Caffeine, Alcohol Combo

MillerCoors takes boost out of energy beer

(Newser) - Beer giant MillerCoors has agreed to snuff out its controversial Sparks line of high-alcohol, high-caffeine drinks. Attorneys general in 25 states complained the stimulant dangerously masks intoxication and accused the company of marketing the beverages to teenagers, the Chicago Tribune reports. Anheuser-Busch has already agreed to remove caffeine from Tilt...

Tastes Great or Less Filling? Old Ad Slogan Coming Back

(Newser) - Does it taste great, or is it less filling? Miller Lite drinkers can have it both ways, the Chicago Tribune reports: The beer’s 30-year-old slogan “Great taste, less filling” is being resurrected for a fall advertising campaign coming to a TV, radio, and store near you. Parent company...

MillerCoors Taps Chicago for New Headquarters

Conglomerate to merge operations from Denver, Milwaukee

(Newser) - Chicago will be home to the new corporate headquarters of beer conglomerate MillerCoors, the Tribune reports. The Windy City edged out Dallas to serve as a neutral location for the nerve center of Denver-based Molson Coors and Milwaukee-based Miller. Chicago attracted MillerCoors because it has "access to an attractive...

Cheers: Feds OK Miller, Coors Merger

Feds approve plan; new company would control 30% of market

(Newser) - The US Justice Department today approved a merger between Miller and Coors, opening the door to a union that will command almost 30% of US beer sales, the Wall Street Journal reports. Anheuser-Busch, the country’s largest brewer, controls about 50%. Regulators said the merger—expected to be wrapped up...

Miller, Coors Merge US Ventures
Miller, Coors Merge US Ventures

Miller, Coors Merge US Ventures

New beer behemoth could challenge Anheuser-Busch

(Newser) - Molson Coors Brewing Co. and SABMiller PLC today agreed to combine their US operations and form beer behemoth MillerCoors, which could dent the traditional dominance of Anheuser-Busch. The Budweiser manufacturer—which controls almost 50% of the US beer market, compared with Miller’s 20% and Coors’ 11%—may feel pressured...

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