MILWAUKEE (AP) As the Milwaukee Brewers and Colorado Rockies face off in the National League Division Series, the big brewing companies in their respective cities are squaring off to provide free beer in the winning team's community.
Suds from Milwaukee's Miller Brewing Company and Denver's Coors Brewing are at stake in what some are calling the `beer series.' Both ballparks in Milwaukee and Denver are named for their brewing companies, which are both owned by MillerCoors.
So, if the Brewers win the series, fans in Milwaukee get a free Miller at participating bars Oct. 12. And, the same goes for Denver.
Each city has a long brewing history with Miller opening in 1855 and Coors founded in 1873 in suburban Golden, Colorado.