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August 31, 2007

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Discussion Topic: Should Hunters Live the High Life?

According to this PR Newswire press release, the “hunt for the High Life” begins tomorrow, as a limited offering of Miller High Life with new hunter-themed packaging hits store shelves in select markets. Proceeds will contribute to the brewer’s continued support of Whitetails Unlimited, Pheasants Forever and the National Wild Turkey Association.

Discussion Topic: Should Hunters Live the High Life?

What do you think of the new look? Will it make you more likely to enjoy this particular brand of beer after (AND ONLY AFTER) the hunt?

Comments

Blue Ox

I'd rather have Lienenkugels, or a Jack and coke. But that's just me.

Matt Mallery

Miller High Life is not a very good beer.

Matt Mallery

The Dick Cheney version would be "enjoy before the hunt".

Dylan

On the top of the box it says "enjoy after the hunt." What it should say is,"enjoy after the hunt, but make sure you can get your ass up early enough to hunt the next day." I prefer dark beers: Sam Adams, Big Sky Brews, Guiness, Negra Modelo,etc., but if I do drink a light beer I prefer miller to the bud products (except michelobe).

Dylan

On the top of the box it says "enjoy after the hunt." What it should say is,"enjoy after the hunt, but make sure you can get your ass up early enough to hunt the next day." I prefer dark beers: Sam Adams, Big Sky Brews, Guiness, Negra Modelo,etc., but if I do drink a light beer I prefer miller to the bud products (except michelobe).

Duane

Miller isn't THAT bad. I mean, come on, it makes a passable beer batter and is fine for par-bioling Bratwurst in before grilling.....

....Oh, were supposed to DRINK the stuff.

Nevermind :)

Mike

,"enjoy after the hunt, but make sure you can get your ass up early enough to hunt the next day."

If it said that i would buy a case a week for my hunting/fishin buddy....he seldom makes it before noon.

....Oh, were supposed to DRINK the stuff.

LMAO......its ok to drink after parboilin' with brat, onion and jalapeno juices cooked into it.....but to drink that stuff STRAIGHT?!!?.....gimme some Crown.....or....I'll "head for the mountains" if its all the same with y'all

suburban bushwacker

Miller is HORID, but may have a role in composting. Not for human consumption.
Bushwacker

Walt Smith

Nice looking box but they need it in order to sell that beer. Bud,Bud Lite,Michelob lite thats the ticket.

SilverArrow

Guess I'll be drinking my Father-in-Law's favorite after all! Not the best beer around but the price is right and they are helping us out! Haven't seen any help to hunters from Colorado Coolaid (Coors) or buttwiper as some call the red white and blue can.
SA

Mike

Haven't seen any help to hunters from Colorado Coolaid (Coors) or buttwiper as some call the red white and blue can.
SA


Fact is Anheuser-Busch gives MILLIONS of $$$ to shooting sports foundations and other organizations that support and protect our rights. Lets us remeber this is the LARGEST American owned brewery in this country and they STILL feel the pain of rights stolen. (prohibition)

Coors is owned by Molson (Canadian) and Miller was bought out some years back by a South African Corp.

Buy Busch/Budweiser/Michelob and support AMERICA, American workers and OUR rights.

THATS livin the high life!!

SilverArrow

Mike
I didn't realize the above. Thank you for bringing it up. I should have done a bit of research myself before posting; pass the crow, please.
SA

Bruce

What a bunch of beer snobs! Miller is a fine brew and doesn't cost an arm and a leg. Sure, I like an Adams or Mick as much as the next guy but come on: are you gonna sip or are you going to drink? (After the hunt goes without saying). As far as being able to get up early, isn't it the conventional wisdom these days that the best chance to bag a deer during gun season comes between 10:00 and 2:00 when all those early risers are trudging back to camp for a nap? Of course, as Blue Ox put it, this is just me.

Stopped drinking Miller when they were bought out by foreigners. I do enjoy my Bud Lites now. And A-B has been a huge supporter of hunting for YEARS! Miller comes up a day late and a dollar short.

tom

nice packaging. nice marketing idea. lousy beer.

countertop

Well, I'm a bourbon snob (not a beer snob) but If I'm going to drink swill and choose a company based on its connection to hunting I'd prefer Budweiser which comes from a company with a long standing tradition of support for the shooting sports.

Plus it tastes better.

But really, I prefer the Woodruff Reserve (and always have a flask of it on hand)

don

BUD SAYS IT ALL, BUD BUD BUD.

PS 28 DAYS TO GO

Jason

Miller is good.

The new packaging is better.

The fact that they support awsome organizations such as pheasants forever is the best.


glfylz

it's the champagne of beers folks. the champagne of beers. gotta love the high-life.

CF

at least there recognizing sportsmen

 Chris

I believe hunting is one sport that should have no connection whatever to alcohol. Leave that one to spectator sports like football and nascar. Field&Stream needs to foster a helpful attitude towards guys like Duanes buddy who wont make it until afternoon if he dives into a case.Take it from someone who is just now re-discovering nature sober.

Jim D

I do not drink anymore. I agree with CF above. I have killed most of my deer and elk right at sun up i like to get out ther early and stay until i get what i came for.Beer just slows your game down.

Sherrill Philip Neese

I think the packaging is great! When I was a kid in Minnesota, all the beer companies had hunting and fishing related illustrations on their cans and packaging. I'm glad some of the companies are doing it again. As to drinking the stuff.... heck, I quit over 21 years ago. Who needs it. :-)

mike

I hope the marketing folks at Millers who are trying to help make hunting “a more mainstream and publicly acceptable group” don’t prescribe to this forum.

Since most every industry and socially acceptable environment is driven by public perception it is a wonder hunting is only on a slight decline. Have you noticed how few dog, whoops I mean "pet food" companies don’t market with hunting themes anymore?

For my part I appreciate Millers acknowledgement of the hunting consumer and will make sure some of their product in camp. (That way if they read the crap hunters post and pull the campaign I will have another piece of hunting memorabilia!)

William

Hello, doesn't this scream "Red-necked hunter" out loud with it's cheapness and the 30 pack taboot. No wonder people think us hunters are all dumb rednecks. Miller apparently thinks so too as it is marketing this crap beer along stereotype lines. For all of you who don't know Miller is not an American Company anymore anyway. It's owned by South African breweries LTD. Think of that next time you're drinking that watered down swill. Where's the hops at?




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