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Miller Brewing Company of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA

Dates Trade Name Historic Address
1850 - 1851 Plank Road Brewery, Charles Best Wauwatosa
1851 - 1853 Best Bros. Brewery (Charles & Lorenz), Pl... Wauwatosa
1853 - 1878 Frederic Miller, Plank Road Brewery Wauwatosa
1878 - 1888 Frederic Miller, Menominee Valley Brewery Wauwatosa
1888 - 1920 Fred Miller Brewing Co. West State Street
1919 - 1919 Milo Beverage Co. (Aka of Fred Miller Brewing... 4008 State Street
1920 - 2013 Miller Brewing Company 4002/4026 Walnut Street
1926 - 1940 Miller Products Co. 4002/4026 West State Sreet
1929 - 1933 Miller High Life Co. (Aka of Miller Brewing C... 4002/4026 West State Sreet
1985 - 1987 Rhomberg Brewing Co. (Aka of Philip Morris Co... 4002/4026 Walnut Street
1993 - 2014 Plank Road Brewery (Aka of Philip Morris Corp... 4002/4026 Walnut Street
  • Family run until 1966, W. R. Grace Co. owned 1966-1969 The plant is still in operation as the Miller Brewing Co
  • U-Permit Number :   WIS-U-731
  • L-permit Number :   L-21

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24th November 1824    

Frederick Miller, brewer and businessman of Miller Brewing Co., is born in Riedlingen, Germany.

1850     FoundedPlank Road Brewery, Charles BestWauwatosa

1851     Best Bros. Brewery (Charles & Lorenz), Plank Road BreweryWauwatosa

1853     Frederic Miller, Plank Road BreweryWauwatosa

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1878     Frederic Miller, Menominee Valley BreweryWauwatosa

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1888    

1888     Fred Miller Brewing Co.West State Street

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Fred Miller Extra Pale
1888-1920
High Life
1888-1920
High Life Pure Tonic
1920-1933
High-Life Dry
1920-1933
Miler Vigorine
1920-1933
Miller Best Extract
1920-1933
Miller Bock
1888-1920
Miller Buffet Beer
1888-1920
Miller Export Beer
1888-1920
Miller Extra Pale Beer
1888-1920
Miller High Life Beer
1888-1920
Miller Malt Extract
1920-1933
Miller Malt Tonic
1920-1933
Miller Muenchener
1888-1920
Miller Verifine Ginger Ale
1920-1933
Milwaukee Budweiser
1888-1920
NuTone Tonic
1920-1933
Red Arrow Special
1920-1933
Vivo
1920-1933
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11th May 1888    

Frederick Miller, of Miller Brewing Co., passes away after loosing his battle to cancer.
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30th December 1903    

The Fred Miller Brewing Co. of Milwaukee begins selling "High Life" Beer.
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Circa: 1905    

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Circa: 1912    

1919     Milo Beverage Co. (Aka of Fred Miller Brewing Co.)4008 State Street

1920     Miller Brewing Company4002/4026 Walnut Street

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High Life Beer
1933-Present
High Life Draught Picnic Beer
1933-1950
Lite Beer
1972-Present
Miller Ale
1937-1989
Miller Beer
1933-Present
Miller Bock
1933-1950
Miller Export Old Original Beer
1933-1950
Miller Genuine Draft Beer
1933-1950
Miller High Life Beer
1933-2014
Miller High Life Munchener Style Beer
1933-1950
Miller Holiday Beer
1933-1936
Miller Malt Liquor
1972-1987
Miller Select Beer
1933-1950
Milwaukee Extra Beer
1970-1980
Milwaukee's Best Beer
1962-Present
Milwaukee's Best Bock
1962-1969
University Club Beer
1933-1957
University Club Lager Beer
1933-1950
University Club Malt Liquor
1962-1969
University Old Original Lager Beer
1933-1950
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Circa: 1925    

1926     Miller Products Co.4002/4026 West State Sreet

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Miller Ginger Ale
1926-1933
Miller Verifine Ginger Ale
1926-1933
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Circa: 1929    

1929     Miller High Life Co. (Aka of Miller Brewing Co.)4002/4026 West State Sreet

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Export Miller Beer
1929-1933
High Life
1929-1933
High Life Beer
1929-1933
Miller High Life Malt Syrup
1915-1933
Miller Milwaukee Malt Tonic
1929-1933
Miller Verifine Lemon Soda
1929-1933
University Club Lager
1929-1933
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1938Capacity 800000 Barrels
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Circa: 19th December 1939    

1939Capacity 800000 Barrels
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3rd August 1952    

Elise Miller John, former president of the Miller Brewery in Milwaukee, died in a Milwaukee sanitarium.
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Circa: 1975    

1985     Rhomberg Brewing Co. (Aka of Philip Morris Corp)4002/4026 Walnut Street

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Rh?mberg Beer
1985-1990
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Circa: 1990    

1993     Plank Road Brewery (Aka of Philip Morris Corp.)4002/4026 Walnut Street

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