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MillerCoors Launches Monthlong Volunteer Effort to Protect Water


Thousands of Employees Volunteer to Protect Water Resources During Great Water Month

CHICAGO (Sept. 8, 2016) — MillerCoors is kicking off its largest annual volunteer event to protect beer’s most important ingredient: water. Each year the brewer designates September as “Great Water Month,” when thousands of MillerCoors employees participate in projects across the nation to protect local water resources and promote water stewardship. The projects take employees off-campus and into their local communities to repair riverbeds, clean up coastlines and remove trash.

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The brewer works in partnership with a variety of local organizations to execute Great Water Month projects. Now in its eighth year, Great Water Month continues to grow, with thousands of volunteers and projects in over a dozen communities, including:

Albany, Ga., Friday, Sept. 30
The Albany Brewery will team up with the Flint River Keepers to clean the banks of the Flint River and Lake Chehaw.

Chicago, Friday, Sept. 30

Employees will partner with the Shedd Aquarium on water improvement projects in and around Chicago.

Chippewa Falls, Wis., Saturday, Sept. 24

Employees and local partners of the Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company will clean up the Beaver Creek Reserve.

Colfax, Calif., Saturday, Sept. 17

The Crispin Cider Co. team will participate in the Yuba River Cleanup.

Elkton, Va., Friday, Sept. 16

Volunteers from the Shenandoah Brewery will partner with the Shenandoah National Park to provide general cleanup maintenance in the park and also clean out culverts to prevent future erosion.

Fort Worth, Texas, Saturday, Sept. 17

Employees will be part of the Trinity River Bash, spending the day cleaning up trash along the Trinity River.

Golden, Colo., Thursday, Sept. 8

The brewery will partner with the City of Golden to clean the banks of Clear Creek River. They will also hold supplemental Great Water Month events in partnership with The Nature Conservancy and the Green Way Foundation on Sept. 22 and Sept. 24, respectively.

Irwindale, Calif., Saturday, Sept.**** 17
The brewery will participate in Coastal Clean-up Day by working at Bolsa Chica State Park.

Milwaukee, Friday, Sept. 16

Employees will work with River Revitalization Foundation on Milwaukee’s lower east side. There they will plant, clear trails and remove invasive species from the waterfront.

Trenton, Ohio, Thursday, Sept. 29

The MillerCoors Trenton Brewery will work with the City of Trenton and the Friends of the Trenton Community Parks on a beautification project at the park next to the Great Miami River. The project will consist of planting trees and spreading mulch around the area of the park amphitheater**.**

****About MillerCoors

Through its diverse collection of storied breweries, MillerCoors brings American beer drinkers an unmatched selection of the highest quality beers, flavored malt beverages and ciders, steeped in centuries of brewing heritage. Miller Brewing Company and Coors Brewing Company offer domestic favorites such as Coors Light, Miller Lite, Miller High Life and Coors Banquet. Tenth and Blake Beer Company, our craft and import division, offers beers such as Leinenkugel’s Summer Shandy from sixth-generation Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company and Blue Moon Belgian White from modern craft pioneer Blue Moon Brewing Company, founded in 1995. Tenth and Blake also imports world-renowned beers such as Italy’s Peroni Nastro Azzurro, the Czech Republic’s Pilsner Urquell and the Netherlands’ Grolsch. MillerCoors also operates Crispin Cider Company, an artisanal maker of pear and apple ciders using fresh-pressed American juice, and offers pioneering brands such as the Redd’s Apple and Redd’s Wicked Apple franchises, Smith & Forge Hard Cider and Henry’s Hard Sodas. MillerCoors seeks to become America’s best beer company through an uncompromising dedication to quality, a keen focus on innovation and a deep commitment to sustainability. MillerCoors is a joint venture of SABMiller plc and Molson Coors Brewing Company. Learn more at, at or on Twitter through @MillerCoors.

****About Great Beer Great Responsibility

“Great Beer, Great Responsibility” is MillerCoors commitment to creating a positive and meaningful impact on the social, environmental and economic issues that affect our business, employees and other stakeholders. MillerCoors sustainability strategy and 2020 goals focus on the three areas where it has the greatest impact: Alcohol Responsibility, Environmental Sustainability and People and Communities. Visit for more information.



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