Colorado Native at the Coors plant (Joe Amon, The Denver Post)
Brewing behemoth MillerCoors announced Monday it is firing 200 workers and eliminating another 160 positions that are unfilled, but there are no indications the cuts will include either AC Golden or Blue Moon Brewing Company at The Sandlot, two local boutique craft beer incubators within the company, spokespeople said.
The Sandlot, a 10-barrel operation in a corner of Coors Field, is the testing ground for beers introduced through Coors’ successful Blue Moon line of beers. Just this month at the Great American Beer Festival, The Sandlot and its team bested Budweiser and took home Large Brewing Company and Large Brewing Company Brewer of the Year honors. The brewery has won 43 GABF medals dating to 1995.