Crescent Crown Distributing honored with MillerCoors Founders’ Award
MESA, ARIZ. -- MillerCoors President Tom Long recently awarded local beer distributor Crescent Crown Distributing’s Arizona Division [headquartered in Mesa, AZ] with the "MillerCoors Founders’ Award" in front of some 4,000 fellow distributors from across the country.
The Founders’ Award was presented at the annual MillerCoors Distributor Convention held March 6-7 in Orlando, Fla. The Founders’ Award, which represents almost 300 years of brewing heritage, honors the top-performing distributor from the MillerCoors system.
Crescent Crown earned the honor by investing in the market year in and year out, making a commitment to the on-premise, providing superior customer service, contributing to the community, and driving sales of Coors Light, Coors Banquet, Blue Moon and Leinenkugel’s.
“The Founders’ Award, named in honor of Frederick Miller and Adolph Coors, honors the best of the best among our distributors,” said MillerCoors President Tom Long. “Bill Goldring, Bubba Moffett, Joe Cotroneo and their entire team deserve the honor because they truly led the way for the MillerCoors system in 2012.”
“Crescent Crown takes sustainability to heart, investing in our future with hybrid trucks and energy-efficient warehouses equipped with solar panels,” Long said. “Their team is one of the best in the business and they play to win and play with heart.”
About Crescent Crown Distributing
In February 2004, Crescent Crown Distributing, New Orleans, LA tripled its size with the purchase of certain assets of Pearce Beverage, LLC; a beer distributorship located in Phoenix, Arizona.
Crescent Crown now sells and delivers over 26 million cases annually throughout its distribution territories in Arizona and Louisiana. The brands distributed are supplied by MillerCoors Brewing Company, Crown Imports LLC (Corona/Modelo Brands), Heineken USA, Pabst Brewing Co., New Belgium Brewing Co (Fat Tire), Mike’s Hard Lemonade, North American Breweries, and others.
A wholly owned division of Crescent Crown doing business as World Class Beer™ also represents some of the top High End Imports and Craft brews available, including Abita Brewing, Oskar Blues, Big Sky Brewing, Avery, Bell’s and local Arizona breweries, SanTan Brewing, SunUp Brewing, Papago Brewing, Sonoran Brewing, Grand Canyon, College Street and Thunder Canyon companies. These craft brews make up the Drink Local™ program encouraging the support of local Arizona businesses.
These 26 million cases make Crescent Crown one of the top ten largest beer distributors in the country.
Overview of MillerCoors
Built on a foundation of great beer brands and nearly 300 years of brewing heritage, MillerCoors continues the commitment of its founders to brew the highest quality beers. MillerCoors is the second-largest beer company in the United States, capturing nearly 30 percent of beer sales in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. Led by two of the best-selling beers in the industry, MillerCoors has a broad portfolio of brands across every major industry segment. The portfolio is led by the company’s premium light brands: Coors Light, Miller Lite and Miller64. Coors Light, the World’s Most Refreshing Beer, offers consumers refreshment as cold as the Rockies. Miller Lite established the American light beer category in 1975, offering beer drinkers a light beer that tastes like beer should. Miller64 is 64 calories of crisp, light taste that complements a balanced lifestyle. MillerCoors brews premium beers Coors Banquet and Miller Genuine Draft, and economy brands Miller High Life and Keystone Light. Tenth and Blake Beer Company, the MillerCoors craft and import division, imports Peroni Nastro Azzurro, Pilsner Urquell and Grolsch, and features craft brews from the Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company, Blue Moon Brewing Company and the Blitz-Weinhard Brewing Company. MillerCoors operates eight major breweries in the U.S., as well as the Leinenkugel’s craft brewery in Chippewa Falls, Wisc., and two microbreweries, the Tenth Street Brewery in Milwaukee and the Blue Moon Brewing Company at Coors Field in Denver. The MillerCoors vision is to create the best beer company in America through great people changing the way America enjoys beer. MillerCoors builds its brands the right way through brewing quality, responsible marketing and sustainable environmental and community impact. MillerCoors is a joint venture of SABMiller plc and Molson Coors Brewing Company. Learn more at MillerCoors.com, at facebook.com/MillerCoors or on Twitter through @MillerCoors.