City Brewery of La Crosse, Wisconsin had been negotiating for the purchase of the Memphis brewery owned by Molson Coors. But apparently the deal is off now reportedly because too many concessions, primarily wage cuts and loss of benefits, were asked of brewery employees and their union rejected them.
The brewery in southeast Memphis opened in 1971 as a Schlitz brewery. It was acquired by Coors in 1990. Without a buyer, Molson Coors, which had planned on closing it in 2007, is now moving up the brewery closing date to September of this year.