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Almost synonymous with Milwaukee, the Miller Brewing Company is the second-largest brewer of beer in the United States, producing 40,000,000 barrels of beer per year. The company owns six breweries, five can-manufacturing plants, four distributorships, a glass-bottle production facility, and a label and fiberboard factory. These facilities are located across the United States, but the largest and most famous of the Miller facilities is the brewery located in Milwaukee.

The Miller Brewing Company was founded in 1855 by German immigrant Frederick Miller. In Germany he had extensive experience in the brewing business, and when he moved to the United States he was determined to use his experience to establish a successful brewery in this country. He chose Milwaukee as the site for his brewery because of the large population of beer-drinking German immigrants who lived in the city. He purchased the Plank-Road Brewery and almost immediately improved on that company's production and storage techniques. Between 1855 and 1888, the year Frederick Miller died, the brewery's production had increased from 300 barrels of beer per year to 80,000 barrels per year.

Directions: The Miller Brewing Company is located at 4251 West State Street, to the west of downtown Milwaukee.

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