Molson Coors creates plant-based barley milk

Molson Coors wants you to know there is a milk alternative that comes closer to actual milk. They have a new beverage made from barley-based to mimic milk. Molson Coors is more than a beer brewer, they have vast beverage SKUs in their portfolios. Golden Wing is made with just five ingredients: water, barley, sunflower oil, pink Himalayan salt, and shiitake mushroom extract. According to Molson Coors, Golden Wing Barley Milk contains 60% less sugar, 50% more calcium, and twice as much Vitamin D versus 2% milk.

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Dairy alternatives don’t have to be boring, basic and bland. Overpriced yoga leggings, routine liquid breakfasts and pristine white marble kitchens have long been synonymous with plant-based milks. Well move over oat, soy and almond… barley is in the house. We believe that you shouldn’t need to own a yoga mat to enjoy the great benefits of plant-based milk, so we created Golden Wing to show you the bold and badass side to it all.

Who were the hordearii?

Roman gladiators were nicknamed ‘horderarii’, AKA “Barley Men” due to their heavily plant-based diet made up of primarily… you guessed it, barley. These larger-than-life, highly trained, macho warriors were celebrated for their skills and courage as they battled for fame and glory. With the ability to slay thousands with just a single blow, only the strongest survived and went on to achieve hero status.

Roman gladiators ate a mostly vegetarian diet and drank ashes after training as a tonic. These are the findings of anthropological investigations carried out on bones of warriors found during excavations in the ancient city of Ephesos. Historic sources report that gladiators had their own diet. This comprised beans and grains.

About Golden Wing

While Golden Wing may not give you the ability to battle hordes of large warriors, it will give you a tasty alternative to both dairy and non-dairy milk that you can consume confidently knowing the limited amount of ingredients that go into every carton. We carefully source the highest quality, non-GMO barley from the Coors Barley Program and fortify it with shiitake mushrooms, which are high in vitamin D3, to bring you a great-tasting dairy alternative that will remind you of your favorite childhood malt milkshake.

So get loud and be bold. Show the world your barley milk ‘stache. Proudly raise your Golden Wing to break stereotypes and no longer need to squeeze into those leggings. But most of all, enjoy!