Miller Lite New Years Eve Free Rides

Miller Lite Free Rides Returning to Milwaukee


Posted: Dec 28, 2016 11:28 AM CST Updated: Dec 28, 2016 11:28 AM CST

The Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS) is teaming up with Miller Lite to provide Milwaukee residents and visitors with free bus service as they ring in the New Year.

Miller Lite Free Rides will be available on all regular-route bus rides beginning at 8:00 pm on Saturday, Dec. 31, with routes running until the end of regularly scheduled service.

Several popular bus routes will have extended service until 4:00 am. Extended routes (GoldLine, GreenLine, BlueLine, Routes 14, 15, 19, 21, 27 & 30) will run their normal routes except Route 14, which will end at 74th & Holmes, and Route 19 will extend service only on S.13th Street.

“We’re excited to help people ring in the New Year safely by bringing Miller Lite Free Rides back to Milwaukee,” said Diane Wagner, Responsibility Initiatives Manager for MillerCoors. “Our partnership with MCTS will take countless cars off the road and help ensure the holiday is memorable for all the right reasons.”

“Miller Lite Free Rides is an important tradition to the Milwaukee County community. The program has kept our roads safe on New Year’s Eve for almost thirty years,” said Chris Abele, Milwaukee County Executive. “Community residents and visitors can always count on MCTS as their safe travel option to and from their celebrations on New Year’s Eve.”

This is the 29th year in a row that MCTS and Miller Lite have offered free transportation on New Year’s Eve

Since the program’s inception, Miller Lite Free Rides has provided safe rides to more than 5.5 million people. For more information, visit

Spice Up The Holidays with Chipotle Beer Penut Butter Brittle

Peanut Brittle
1 cup white sugar
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup beer –
Bavarian Dunkel would work great!
1 teaspoon chipotle chili powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 tablespoons butter
1 1/2 cup roasted, salted peanuts
Cooking Spray

Set oven to “warm”, or lowest temperature. Spray a large cookie sheet with cooking spray. Place inside warm oven. In a heavy saucepan (2 quart), mix together sugar, corn syrup, salt, beer, and chipotle chili powder. Attach candy thermometer to saucepan. Over medium-high heat stir until it starts to boil and not after until it reaches 300 degrees F. KEEP A VERY CLOSE EYE ON IT after about 280 degrees, as the temp has a tendency to race up at that point. If you turn your back, you could burn it! At 300 degrees, remove the pan from heat, add baking soda and butter, stir until incorporated. Quickly add in peanuts and stir until completely coated. Remove cookie sheet from oven, and pour brittle out onto it. Use 2 buttered forks to pull the brittle mixture out from the center, till it is thinly spread and relatively even. Cool completely, then break into pieces.

Recipe courtesy of Toni Fohey

Miller Valley Holiday Lites

Miller Valley is celebrating its 13th year of Holiday Lites! Join us as we Lite Up the Valley on Friday and Saturday nights December 2nd through December 17th. The Holiday Lites experience is a mini tour consisting of our opening video, famous Miller Caves and the Holiday Lites show itself. This is an indoor/outdoor walking tour so please come dressed for the weather!

After your touring experience, registered tour guests are welcomed inside for beer sampling. Back by popular demand, we have once again made a batch of private stock ‘Frederick Miller’s Chocolate Lager.” This seasonal treat is available only on Holiday Lites nights for those 21 and older with valid ID. Fred’s tried and true favorite, along with a whole host of our other famous ice cold brews, will be sure to top off your night just right.

This year our show contains the largest display of lights since its inception. While you’re here, be sure to check out our giant tree made of 150 beer kegs, because well… how cool! And as your night comes to an end and you bundle up to pursue your remaining holiday plans, we invite guests 21 and older to draw for great prizes or discounts in our Girl In The Moon Brewery Shop. It’s the perfect place to shop for the beer lover in your life with special holiday shopping needs.

Special community partners will be joining us throughout each weekend.

Dec 2nd – Joined by the Milwaukee Bucks
Dec 9th – Joined by Summerfest
Dec 16th – Joined by the Milwaukee Admirals

Dec 3rd – Joined by the Milwaukee Brewers
Dec 10th – Joined by the Milwaukee Brewers
Dec 17th – Joined by the Milwaukee Admirals

Don’t forget, you too can give back to the community during this festive time of year by bringing a new, unwrapped Toy-for-Tots or a non-perishable food item for Hunger Task Force.

Please note: Our Holiday Lites tours will run every 20 minutes between 4:40 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. as advertised. Children of all ages are welcome, however strollers are not permitted on tour. Should you need assistance for any reason, please call us 24 hours in advance at 414-931-3552 or 931-3880 so we may make arrangements prior to your visit.

General Information

Cost: Free

Start Date: December 2, 2016 @ 4:40 p.m.

End Date: December 17, 2016 @ 9:00 p.m.

Age Restriction: All ages welcome! Must be 21+ with valid picture ID to sample beer.

Verterans Beer Co. – Veterans Day

One of the things I like best about our company is that at the end of the day, we create a fabulous product that we enjoy ourselves and can share with others. The work of everyone in the organization–all Veterans–contributes directly to our brewing award-winning craft beers. The fruit of our collective labor is something tangible, something we can all hold in our hands and interact with on a personal and community level.

Veterans Day 2016 marks our third anniversary. For three years we’ve been brewing these amazing products for people to enjoy in the states around our breweries in the upper Midwest. In the three years since we bottled our first beer we’ve won dozens of awards for the taste and the quality of our beer. We’ve donated thousands of dollars (more than 20% of everything we’ve ever made!) to local charities that support Veterans. Most importantly, we’ve done it all employing only Veterans (most of us disabled) in every role within the company.

Veterans Day is the perfect holiday for VBC, and not just because we share the name. Veterans Day is unique among national holidays in that it celebrates something tangible and not just a concept or an ideal, like other holidays. In Veterans Day we have the opportunity to reflect upon the fact that for centuries, Veterans have built this country and shaped this country and led this country and protected it and defended it and served it. Without Veterans, there is no United States.

The Veteran community is more important now than it has ever been in our nation’history. America needs Veteran leadership, and needs the singularity of purpose Veterans are conditioned to exhibit. Veterans remind the broader populace of the successful unity of diversity that has been a military trademark for decades.

This Veterans Day, celebrate the many things that make us a joyful nation of achievers, the keepers of the flame of hope for so much of the rest of the world. If you can, celebrate with a local Milwaukee Veteran (and with a Veteran).

Paul Jenkins, President and CEO