In 1919, beer was banned. Barrels were broken. Breweries went belly up. Drinking a beer became an act of protest against those in power. Each toast was a citizen's demand to enjoy life's simple pleasures. When beer became legal again 14 years later, it was never the same. That is, until a few years ago when we discovered an old beer recipe in the basement archives of the brewery dating back before Prohibition. Batch 19™ is inspired by the last batches of beer brewed before 1919.
Frederick J. Miller founded Miller Brewing Company in 1855. Adolph Coors opened Coors Brewing Company in 1873. Both companies forged successful paths through ingenuity and innovation, their respective hard work producing over one million barrels each annually by 1955. In 2008, SABMiller and Molson Coors entered a U.S. joint venture to create MillerCoors. The company continues to build upon its success, both as the number two U.S. brewer and home to the second best-selling beer in America, Coors Light.