I learned the tour script in eight days, and took my place leading 45 to 100 people on a strip of Miller Valley’s 82-acre campus. Traveling between packaging and shipping, brewhouse, Miller Caves and the beer garden, I grew more confident presenting Milwaukee’s brewery history to people from around the world. Walking up 56 stairs each tour during the peak of summer didn’t hurt my fitness, either.
As each tour ended, tour groups stood in anticipation to shout, “It’s Miller Time,” and hear me announce the beer samples of the day. Miller Lite was a crowd favorite. The summer breeze and soft music that filled the beer garden was always a relief to me: another tour done, another group ready to extend their stay.