Molson in US Walmart, that I work at

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  1. Alestorm4069

    Alestorm4069 Initiate (0) Dec 8, 2014 Kentucky

    Hello, fellow beer advocates, I don't know if this is a common brand here in the US, I read up here its primarily found in canada. Also saw a brand i don't see commonly anywhere else. Coors Banquet. I enjoy all types of beer, Coors Banquet is my favorite BMC AAL. At my gas station they have Busch Ice, which is el cheapo, but still I haven't seen it a great deal. We have a lot of craft beer as well, like Sierra Nevada camp 2015, can't remember the label, lagunita IPA, fat tire, and many others. Its a sign craft beer is becoming more common place, which is great. Still I thought it was rather odd to see Molson in a US store, or see it anyway, because I hadn't heard of it until yesterday.
  2. stickboy1125

    stickboy1125 Initiate (0) Jan 28, 2012 Virginia

    Molson and Coors merged a few years ago and even prior to that, Molson was at pretty much any store that carried imported beer (at least in my area).
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  3. jesskidden

    jesskidden Poo-Bah (2,110) Aug 10, 2005 New Jersey
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    Molson beers have been exported to the US since the 1950's - by the 1970s, they were the #2 imported brand in the US - although much of their distribution at that time was limited to northeastern section of the US.

    Today, many Molson branded beers sold in the US are brewed in the MillerCoors breweries (read the "fine print" on the label, such as this from a can of Molson Golden).
    As noted in the post above, Molson and Coors merged worldwide, and their US division, Coors, merged with Miller here.
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  4. TonyLema1

    TonyLema1 Poo-Bah (1,864) Nov 19, 2008 South Carolina

    I still remember the old Molson tag line from the commercials ..."Make it cold and Golden"
  5. Hrodebert

    Hrodebert Aspirant (265) Sep 2, 2013 Michigan

    Ah yes, Molson Golden, man that was livin in highschool.
  6. RockCrawler15

    RockCrawler15 Initiate (0) Aug 26, 2015 Ohio

    Yeah that's usually my choice of beer at hockey games
  7. SerialTicker

    SerialTicker Initiate (0) Jun 18, 2012 Michigan

    Molson and Labatt (especially the latter) are huge in Michigan. Labatt is my favorite "damn, that shit sucks, that shouldn't be on BeerAdvocate!" beer.
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  8. HeislerGold

    HeislerGold Initiate (0) Oct 19, 2013 Michigan

    I preferred Molson Canadian but yeah. That was fancy High School drinkin'.
  9. hopnado

    hopnado Initiate (0) Aug 13, 2014 Michigan

    Union made, product of the USA. That's gotta be a first for Walmart
  10. floridadrift

    floridadrift Initiate (0) Oct 24, 2014 Florida

    Labatt or death!
  11. jesskidden

    jesskidden Poo-Bah (2,110) Aug 10, 2005 New Jersey
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    Well, we don't know that Molson Golden is one of the Molson beers in that Walmart :wink: (I think Molson Canadian and, maybe, Molson XXX are still imported).

    What's even more interesting is that they while use "Golden, CO" as the city on the label, obviously, if it's "UNION MADE" it's being brewed at an ex-Miller facility (IAM, IBT or UAW), since the two ex-Coors breweries (Golden and Virginia) remain non-union, AFAIK.
  12. aratcliffe

    aratcliffe Initiate (0) Jan 6, 2015 Kansas

    At least since Mr. Sam passed on, if not a little bit before that.
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  13. aratcliffe

    aratcliffe Initiate (0) Jan 6, 2015 Kansas

    "You said death!"

    "But I meant Labatt!"
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  14. hopnado

    hopnado Initiate (0) Aug 13, 2014 Michigan

    yeah, the heirs to Sam's throne have really douched up the whole operation.
  15. beerluvr

    beerluvr Meyvn (1,220) Jan 2, 2001 Canada (ON)

    Yeah man! When we wanted to drink something "extra special" we shelled out the money for sixes of Molson Golden...under 3 bucks a six back in the late 70's. Those were the days!
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  16. hopnado

    hopnado Initiate (0) Aug 13, 2014 Michigan

    Ice cold Molson ice was my go to in high school. It gave me just the right amount of international class that the ladies seemed indifferent to
  17. jhavs

    jhavs Poo-Bah (1,947) Apr 16, 2015 New York
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    Many Molson options everywhere around here, but I'm about 2 hours from the Canadian border. Molson Ice was hot in the 90's...higher ABV, bang for your buck.
    I am not a fan. Would go Moosehead if I wanted that style beer (Canadian lager).
  18. nicholasofcusa

    nicholasofcusa Initiate (0) Jan 14, 2006 Pennsylvania

    Haha! Good stuff.
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  19. hophugger

    hophugger Poo-Bah (2,312) Mar 5, 2014 Virginia

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  20. SaisonRichBiere

    SaisonRichBiere Initiate (0) Mar 23, 2011 Michigan

    Molson Brador.... Anyone?
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  21. nc41

    nc41 Poo-Bah (2,628) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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    My dads on a Labatt kick, I want to say he mentioned 30 pks he buys in NJ where the alcohol taxes are much lower. All these beers mentioned are decent AAL brews.
  22. aratcliffe

    aratcliffe Initiate (0) Jan 6, 2015 Kansas

    Was never a Molson man, but I do miss Labatt Blue/Blue Light from back in my early drinkin' Michigan days.
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