|Text on Button||HAPPY BIRTHDAY MILLER BREWING COMPANY 1855-1980 Miller|
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|Curl Text||1980 MILLER BREWING COMPANY MILW WI|
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Miller Brewing Company was founded by German immigrant Frederick Miller in 1855. and celebrated its 125th birthday in 1980. Miller purchased a suburban brewery in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1854 and began brewing and bottling the beer using new and improved technology. The brewery produced some of Milwaukee’s bestselling beers during the years following the Prohibition and World War II. In 1970, the Miller Brewing Company was purchased by the Philip Morris Company Inc. and the Miller family ownership came to an end. It 2002 it was sold again to South African Breweries and became SABMiller. In 2008, SABMiller merged with the Molson Coors Brewing Company from Canada and became MillerCoors.