History & Tradition:
Heritage In Beer
Our company doesn’t have one birth date. It has four. Talk about heritage.
Englishman William Worthington began his beer brewing in Burton on Trent and his fellow countryman William Bass did the same in 1777. Four years after the Adolph Coors Company had set up shop across the Atlantic, the Bass brewing company was turning out more than a million barrels a year. In 1926, Bass and Worthington beer brewery merged. In 1954, Bass Brewers launched Carling Black Label, the beer that would eventually become the U.K.’s best selling beer brand. Today it is simply known as Carling.
John Molson founded Canada's oldest beer brewery on the banks of the St. Lawrence River in Montreal. He wrote, “My beer has been universally well-liked beyond my most sanguine expectations.” In 1959, Molson Canadian was first brewed and today is one of Canada’s most iconic and best-selling brands.
Staropramen, #1 Prague beer in the world, has been linked with Prague's brewing origins since 1869, when shares for a new brewery in Smichov region of Prague were offered for sale. The brand produced by the new brewery was called Staropramen meaning "old spring."
Adolph Coors, a penniless brewer’s apprentice, stumbled on the perfect water in Clear Creek at the foot of the Rocky Mountains. 105 years later, Coors Light was born and would go on to be enjoyed by beer drinkers in over 25 countries worldwide.
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