Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Miller High Life

Miller High Life genuine draft lager Milwaukee bottle beer low gluten free celiac intolerant test result bier
Beer: Miller High Life 
Style: American Pale Lager
Brewing location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Originating country: USA
Alcohol by Volume: 4.6%
Ingredients: water,  
Format tested: 24 oz. bottle purchased in Los Angeles 
Beeradvocate rating: 63/100
Ratebeer rating: 1/100
Test kit: E-Z Gluten

  • Miller High Life was put on the market in 1903 and is Miller Brewing's oldest brand.
  • Miller Brewing Company was founded in 1855 by Frederick Miller when he purchased the small Plank-Road Brewery. The brewery's location in the Miller Valley in Milwaukee provided easy access to raw materials produced on nearby farms.
  • On October 10, 2007, SABMiller and Molson Coors agreed to combine their U.S. operations in a joint venture called MillerCoors.
  • "The Champagne of Beers," is an adaptation of its long standing slogan "The Champagne of Bottle Beers." X
  • The founder of the Miller Brewing Company, Frederick Miller, was born in Germany in 1824. As a young man he worked in the Royal Brewing Company at Sigmaringen, Hohenzollern. In 1850, at the age of 26, he emigrated to the United States.

Test result photo

Miller High Life genuine draft lager Milwaukee American beer low gluten free celiac intolerant test result bier

Test result

Very High Positive at 20 parts per million (ppm), meaning it is more than 20 ppm. Though standards vary from country to country, according to the FDA, "In order to use the term 'gluten free' on its label a food must meet all the requirements of the definition, including that the food must contain less than 20 ppm gluten." It is said that products with a gluten content below 20 ppm are suitable for people with celiac disease.

My experience drinking Miller High Life

"The Cook's Champagne of beers", more like. I'm being a bit harsh though; it's actually drinkable compared to the other mass market beers like Budweiser, Coors and Miller Lite.

I am gluten intolerant but not celiac. I definitely know what it feels like to be “glutened” i.e. gluten exposure, but I have not deliberately pushed my gluten consumption limits with any food or beer. I consumed this 24 oz. bottle in 90 minutes (while mowing the lawn!) and felt no noticeable gluten effects.