MillerCoors Weighs in on Kentucky Situation

FILED FEBRUARY 14, 2015

Dear Client:

Amidst the controversy in Kentucky regarding a bill which would make branches illegal in the state, MillerCoors made public its opinion on the matter.

"MillerCoors, as well as all other brewers, only want a level playing field in Kentucky," MillerCoors spokesman Pete Marino told BBD. "That leaves only two options - retain current law allowing any other brewer to acquire a distributor if they so wish or pass HB 168 in its current form. Allowing a so-called "compromise" for ABI punishes all other brewers, leaving us at a permanent competitive disadvantage with the world's largest brewer."

Meanwhile, several local TV affiliates in Kentucky have pulled ads created by the distributor and brewer group supporting the bill as A-B called the ads "defamatory" and hinted that they possibly infringe on their trademarks. There's a lot of slinging on both sides of this issue.

Until Monday, Harry

"The only thing that overcomes hard luck is hard work."
- Harry Golden

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