MillerCoors grew from the dreams of two German entrepreneurs who came to America in the mid-19th century. In 1855 Frederick J. Miller, brought his passion for beer to the United States and settled in Milwaukee, WI. Shortly after his transition he bought the Plank Road Brewery and made his first beer using yeast he had carried all the way from Europe. Adolph Coors was born in Prussia and apprenticed at a brewery as a young teen. With his characteristic spirit, he stowed away on a ship to get to America to bring his brewing dream to life. In 1873 he tapped his first barrel for Coors Brewing at The Golden Brewery in Colorado. Both companies had the good fortune to have family members carry on the work and legacy of the founders. Many businesses did not survive Prohibition and two world wars, however, these founding companies built their success barrel by barrel. At MillerCoors there are two wonderful traditions that joined in 2008 to form one promising company.