Coors May Sell Brewery
Wisconsin-based City Brewery may buy Memphis plant
Molson Coors is in talks to sell its Memphis brewery to Wisconsin-based City Brewery.
Coors announced plans to close the site as part of a series of cost cuts after the merger with Molson.
City Brewery was reportedly doing due diligence on the Memphis plant including a labor agreement with local unions, before completing the acquisition.
City Brewery produces under license a variety of energy drinks, including the Hansen-owned Monster, as well as Diageo’s flagship RTD Smirnoff Ice.
To the best of my knowledge, the Coors plant in Tennessee is a rectification/packaging plant only. High gravity beer is shipped by rail from Colorado. There is no brewery at this location.
They do produce beer. A while back they began brewing in the East to help meet demand. See the following link:
Last edited by crassbrauer; 03-26-2006 at 03:32 PM.
My mistake, I was thinking of their Shenandoah facility. I need to get out more!
I believe this was an old Schlitz brewey.