Miller Brewing Company was founded in 1855 right here in Milwaukee and has long been a part of the fabric of the city and Wisconsin. When Frederick Miller arrived from Germany, he knew he’d found the right place to brew his beer, with access to plenty of water and plenty of thirsty German workers.
We will begin our evening in one of the original caves that used to store beer before refrigeration was widely available. Rumor has it the caves are haunted, so if your High Life goes missing…
Next we will enjoy dinner in the Miller Inn next door to the caves. Built in 1892, it’s filled with old-world Bavarian décor and antique beer steins. Over 100,000 visitors pass through each year as part of the Miller brewery tour.
Today MillerCoors serves as the US operations for Molson Coors. Our Milwaukee location has over 1400 employees and is one of 7 large breweries we operate around the country. All of our large breweries, including Milwaukee, are landfill free, and constantly working to reduce water usage and implement more sustainable ways of working. Our Milwaukee location produces up 10 million barrels of beer a year.
Milwaukee is also home to our 10th Street Brewery which serves as an extension to the Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing company. We recently broke ground on a $50 million expansion for to 10th Street which will add 65 jobs and the type of capacity needed for smaller batches of new and experimental beers. Leinenkugel’s is celebrating their 150th anniversary this year and still brews many of their beers in their hometown of Chippewa Falls, 250 miles Northeast of Milwaukee. Dick Leinenkugel is the current President of the company, and several members of the 6th generation of the family work in other parts of the company.
In addition to Miller Lite and High Life, the MillerCoors family includes Coors, Leinenkugel’s, Blue Moon, Pilsner Urquell, Crispin Cider, Hamm’s, Keystone, Revolver, Saint Archer, Terrapin, Hop Valley, Redd’s, Henry’s Hard Soda, Keystone, and a host of others. With more than 450 years of combined brewing heritage, our focus on quality and sustainability drives everything that we do (and brew!)
We also take great pride in our employee education. Our beer education team is lead by Master Cicerone Dan Imdieke. Master Cicerone Jason Pratt is part of our Innovation team. Over thirty employees are Certified or Advanced Cicerones, and more than 1000 of our employees are Certified Beer Servers; it’s a requirement for our Sales and Marketing teams.
We look forward to hosting everyone in Milwaukee. We’ve made it our home since 1855; we trust you’ll understand why once you’re here.
**Blog Post provided and composed by the team at MillerCoors. Make sure to attend this one-of-a-kind dinner and get to know them a little better on Friday.