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Template:Brewbox begin Template:Brewbox image Template:Brewbox location Template:Brewbox owner Template:Brewbox opened Template:Brewbox beers Template:Brewbox beer Template:Brewbox beer Template:Brewbox beer Template:Brewbox beer Template:Brewbox end Miller Brewing is a large American beermaker based in Milwaukee. It was founded in 1855 by Frederic Miller when he purchased the small Plank-Road Brewery. The brewery's location in the Menomonee Valley provided easy access to raw materials produced on nearby farms. It also has a brewery in Butler County, Ohio's St. Clair Township.

It was acquired by South African Breweries from Philip Morris on May 30, 2002, to form SABMiller for $3.6 billion worth of stock and $2 billion in debt, with Philip Morris retaining a 36% share, with voting rights of 24.99%.

Miller Brewing owns breweries in Albany, Georgia; Eden, North Carolina; Fort Worth, Texas; Irwindale, California; Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Trenton, Ohio.


Current brands


Miller family


Miller Lite

See the article at Miller Lite


Miller Genuine Draft

Miller Genuine Draft was introduced in 1986 as the original cold filtered packaged draft beer, it is not heat pasteurized. Miller uses an exclusive cold-filtered process that prevents some of the beer's flavor from being heated away. MGD recently received the gold medal in the American-style Premium Lager category at the 1999 World Beer Cup. It also received the silver medal at the 2003 American Beer Festival.


Miller Genuine Draft Light


Miller High Life

Miller High Life is an inexpensive beer that can be considered the forerunner of the modern American lager beers. High Life is grouped under the pilsner category of beers, although it has slightly less alcohol than European pilsners. The prevailing slogan for Miller High Life is "The Champagne of Beers", which its easy-drinking, light and fizzy composition seem to suggest. This beer was put on the market in 1903. High Life bottles are quite distinctive, as they have a bright gold label and are made of a clear glass that has an oddly tapered neck. High Life beat out 17 other contestants to take home the gold medal in "American-style Lagers" at the 2002 World Beer Cup.



Miller's non-alcohol beer


Miller High Life Light


Hamm's family

  • Hamm's
  • Hamm's Golden Draft
  • Hamm's Special Light


Icehouse is an ice lager and was the winner of the 2003 Gold Medal for American-Style Specialty Lager at the Great American Beer Festival, and also won the American-Style Ice Lager Gold Cup of the 1996 and 1998 World Beer Cup competitions.

  • Icehouse 5.0
  • Icehouse 5.5

Leinenkugel's Family

The Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company, though owned by Miller, has a separate corporate structure, and brews its beers at their own breweries in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin and Milwaukee.

  • Leinenkugel's Original
  • Leinenkugel's Honey Weiss
  • Leinenkugel's Amber Light
  • Leinenkugel's Red Lager
  • Leinenkugel's Creamy Dark
  • Leinenkugel's Northwood's Lager
  • Leinenkugel's Light
  • Leinenkugel's Berry Weiss
  • Leinenkugel's Oktoberfest
  • Leinenkugel's Big Butt Doppelbock

Lowenbrau Special Beer


Malt liquors

  • Magnum Malt Liquor
  • Mickey's Malt Liquor
  • Olde English 800
  • Olde English 800 7.5
  • Olde English High Gravity 800

Milwaukee's Best family


Milwaukee's Best


Milwaukee's Best Ice

At 5.9% alcohol by volume, it is a "cheap-beer" alternative to malt liquors and other more expensive ice beers. It's relatively smooth and chills to a very cold temperature without freezing. Beast Ice as it is affectionately known as by its proponents has become a mainstay, particulary in the American Northwest, of binge drinking college students. Known to come as cheap as $10 for a 30 pack, this ice beer (Classic Taste at its Best) is suitable for any form of drinking game or merely casual sipping. Not to be enjoyed in singles, Best Ice is most often consumed in large quantities from either a keg or can. Also seen in 40s, Best Ice is generally not served in restaurants.


Milwaukee's Best Light


Rainier Beer

Brewed by Miller, although the brand belongs to the Pabst Brewing Company


Red Dog


Southpaw Light


Henry Weinhard family

  • Weinhard's Amber Light
  • Weinhard's Blue Boar Pale Ale
  • Weinhard's Hefeweizen
  • Weinhard's Northwest Trail Blonde Lager
  • Weinhard's Pale Ale
  • Henry Weinhard's Private Reserve

Former brands

  • Miller Beer A short-lived beer with a confusing name that was introduced in January 1996.
  • Miller Clear Beer Test marketed in 1993. The beer's naturally amber color was eliminated through intensive filtration. Looked like 7-Up but had 4.6% alcohol by volume.


Corporate diversity

Miller Brewing received a 100% rating on the Corporate Equality Index released by the Human Rights Campaign starting in 2004, the third year of the report.


External link

  • Official web site
  • Article about unpopular changes to Miller's product line (October, 1998)
  • Article on Miller Clear Beer


  • Milwaukee's founding families - Greater Milwaukee Today
  • Miller lures McDonald's marketing exec - Milwaukee Business Journal
  • Bear market stirs brewers - Chicago Tribune
  • Ethan Zohn to make Waves in Milwaukee March 17-19 - OurSports Central (press release)
  • MLB: Sox sign 10-year deal with Miller Brewing Co. -
  • White Sox Sign 10-Year Sponsorship Deal With Miller Brewing -
  • Extreme Makeover, starring Kurt Busch -
  • Miller Brewing still waiting for Ohio 63 improvements/2-18 - Hamilton Journal News (subscription)
  • Connecticut's Bottle Bill Needs Recycling - Greenwich Citizen
  • Wis. Department of Commerce: Wisconsin Innovates Business Best ... -
  • ... more news

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