Greater variety for beer-lovers: OeTTINGER enters into distribution arrangement with Molson Coors

International newcomers to the German beer market: OeTTINGER from Germany has agreed to become the distributor of certain Molson Coors beers in Germany in 2020. As a result, German consumers will be able to choose from an even wider range of products from April onwards and can look forward to new taste experiences. Alongside the familiar classic Coors Light, OeTTINGER will also be distributing Miller Genuine Draft, the Croatian market leader Ožujsko and Jelen, one of Serbia’s most popular beers, in Germany. These four internationally acclaimed premium lagers all rank among the market leaders in their domestic markets. The products are aimed at consumers who have perhaps already tried them on holiday and now want to enjoy them back at home. In addition, there are hundreds of thousands of people with international roots living in Germany who would certainly make the most of the opportunity to purchase products from their home countries.

Peter Böck, Managing Director of OeTTINGER and responsible for sales, says: “We are very much looking forward to this partnership, as a result of which we will soon be able to offer an even wider range of products with an international element. For beer-lovers in Germany, this means greater variety and the opportunity to experience new flavor profiles. The plan is to make our product range even more attractive to our young target group in particular.”

Neil Tonge, Regional Director Europe for Molson Coors, says: “I am delighted to enter into this long term strategic partnership on the German market with four of our iconic beer brands from around the world. We are glad that this will assist with our global ambition to delight the world’s beer drinkers in making these great brands available to more people.”

The generation of consumers aged 21 to 34 is above all very open to new drinks trends and enjoy choosing international beers from time to time. Due to their respective origins, these international beers also differ in terms of their composition and ingredients. As a result, they are ideal for anybody who is keen on foreign beers and on the hunt for new taste inspirations. Variety is the spice of life! The decision to expand the product range neatly reflects OeTTINGER’s credo of offering the right drink for every occasion: No matter whether you need the perfect drink for your next Super Bowl party or during the European Championship in football this coming summer, OeTTINGER has all the answers!

About Molson Coors 

Molson Coors, whose history can be traced back to before 1774, is one of the largest global brewers. In February 2005, Adolph Coors Company merged with Molson Inc. to create Molson Coors Brewing Company. Molson Coors brews, markets and sells a portfolio of leading brands such as Coors Light, Miller, Molson Canadian, Carling, Staropramen and Blue Moon throughout the world. Its products are distributed and sold in more than 80 countries, with the company operating 31 breweries. The company is not only committed to brewing extraordinary beers, but also running a business focused on respect for its employees, communities and drinkers, which means corporate responsibility and accountability right from the start. It has been listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for the past seven years. To learn more about Molson Coors, visit or on Twitter through @MolsonCoors.

Forward-looking statement

This press release includes estimates or projections that may constitute “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the U.S. federal securities laws.  Generally, the words “believe”, “expect”, “intend”, “anticipate”, “project”, “will” and similar expressions identify forward-looking statements, which generally are not historic in nature. Although Molson Coors believes that the assumptions upon which its forward-looking statements are based are reasonable, it can give no assurance that these assumptions will prove to be correct. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the company’s historical experience, present projections and expectations are disclosed in the company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”). These factors include, among others, the risks discussed in our filings with the SEC, including Molson Coors’ most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K, which is incorporated by reference therein.

All forward-looking statements in this press release are expressly qualified by such cautionary statements and by reference to the underlying assumptions. You should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date they are made. Molson Coors does not undertake to update forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.


Four international cult brands will be available in German retail soon: Ožujsko, Miller Genuine Draft, Coors Light and Jelen.


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