Adolph Coors Company, the parent of Coors Brewers in the UK, has reported third-quarter sales up 57.8% to $1bn and volumes up 42.4%, in large part thanks to its British subsidiary.

Peter Coors, chairman of Coors Brewing Company, said: "Our UK business continues to contribute to a stronger Coors Brewing Company. Year to date, we're continuing to make progress on both sides of the Atlantic with solid marketing and sales programs, productivity improvements, significant cash generation and debt reduction."

Leo Kiely, Coors Brewing's president and chief executive officer, said: "In the United Kingdom, off-premise sales in the first few weeks of the third quarter were particularly slow because of competitor discounting during and after World Cup events, but our UK business regained solid sales momentum later in the quarter."