Miller Brewing celebrates 150th birthday

NewsAugust 20, 2005Unknown source

MILWAUKEE A big birthday party for Miller Brewing is about to get underway today.

The nation's second-largest and oldest major brewer is having a 150th anniversary bash with about 35-thousand people expected to attend by invitation only.

It's called the Big Brew-Ha. The tailgate gets underway early this afternoon at Miller Park.

Then the crowds will come inside for musical acts like the Goo Goo Dolls and Bon Jovi -- and of course -- Miller beer.

About 100 descendants of the Miller family are expected to attend.

The family sold the brewery 35 years ago. But Miller Family Reunion coordinator Tim John says every reunion keeps getting better.

The party lets the family -- in John's words -- "take pride as part of one of the great companies of America."