Brewing innovator Bill Coors dies at 102

Here’s to Coors

Bill CoorsBill Coors, former chairman of the Adolph Coors Company, has died at the age of 102.

Image result for coorsCoors was a pioneer of the U.S. brewing industry. He started working for his grandfather Adolph Coors’ brewing company in 1939 and took over as the company’s chairman 20 years later.

Coors created and developed the aluminum can, a key innovation. The earlier tin-lined steel packaging was costlier and affected product taste.

“His dedication, hard work, and ingenuity helped shape not only our company but the entire beer industry,” Mark Hunter, president and CEO of Molson Coors, said in a statement.

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