MillerCoors has released its Third Shift Amber Lager nationwide. The beer was designed by a group of MillerCoors brewers called The Band of Brewers who experiment with recipes during their downtown at a brewery in Golden, Colo.
Third Shift Amber Lager is described as "a smooth and easy drinking amber lager -- well balanced with a sweet maltiness, lightly toasted character, subtle hops and a beautiful color at 5.3 percent alcohol by volume."
“This amber lager is a gold-medal winning brew within the Marzen category. We call it Third Shift to properly honor the brewers who worked through the night in order to pursue their passion of developing something truly unique,” Third Shift brand manager David Coors said in a prepared statement. “Introducing this beer nationally speaks to the people who never stop in the pursuit of their own passions.”
It was released last year in select test markets, including Dayton. Third Shift Amber Lager became available across the country last week (Feb. 1) on draft, in 16-ounce cans and in 12-ounce bottles at select bars and retailers.