Coors Brewing Co.
 
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In 2007 Coors-Shenandoah completed the start-up of a state-of-the-art brewery, with an annual capacity of seven million barrels. Located near the Blue Ridge Mountains in the community of Elkton, Virginia, the Coors-Shenandoah Brewery includes two brew lines, fermentation and aging equipment, grain handling (eight silos, two mill streams), and several structures to house controls and related processes.
 

Year Opened

1987

 

Acreage

2,250

 

Employees

Approximately 450

 

Type of Operation

Brewing, packaging, distributing Coors beer

 

Brands

Coors Light (domestic & export sales)

Keystone Light

Killian's Irish Red

 

Shipping Points

Northeastern and mid-Atlantic US

Export to more than 30 countries

 

Fast Facts

  • The brewery is 100,000 square feet
  • Produced 1.6 million barrels in 1988, its first full year of operation
  • The plant was originally designed to produce 2.5 million packaged barrels and has been expanded over the years
  • Bill Coors searched for three years to find just the right location for a brewing facility outside of Golden. He chose Shenandoah because of its proximity to the high-quality water that flows from the Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Building the company’s first new brewery in 130 years gave Coors an opportunity to use the best new technology to minimize its environmental impact, including:
    • Profi Filtration System – Coors is the first major brewer to use membrane filtration as its main filtration system
    • Eliminates need for solid waste disposal required with traditional filtration systems
    • Highly efficient, ensures great quality
    • Expanded CO2 collection systems allows Coors to capture and reuse all the CO2 from the fermentation process

 

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