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Welcome to Amazing Tap Handles - The Tap Handle Museum. Here you will find photos of the Museum's collection of beer taps, along with brewery info. Have a look around the Museum, and use the contact form in sidebar to leave me feedback about the site, talk about taps, or if you have a rare tap handle you'd like to sell to the Museum. I'd love to hear from you! Please, no inquires about buying taps - they're not for sale.

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Saturday, April 7, 2012

Tap Handle #139: Miller - Lady in Red (Girl on the Moon)

A fair amount of these taps were made in the 1970s and 80s. Over the years, though, many of them suffered damage from heavy use, and they just aren't very common anymore. Sometimes referred to as the "lady in red" and at other times "girl on the moon", she is an iconic figure for Miller.

This beer was put on the market in 1903 and is Miller Brewing's oldest brand. High Life is grouped under the pilsner category of beers, and the prevailing slogan on current packaging is "The Champagne of Beers". Accordingly, this beer is noted for its high level of carbonation, making it a very bubble-filled beverage, like champagne. It was originally available in miniature champagne bottles and was one of the premier high-end beers in the country for many years. High Life has brought back its "Girl in the Moon" logo, which features a modestly dressed young lady that, by legend, is company founder Frederick Miller's granddaughter. The "Girl in the Moon" logo was originally painted in the early 1900s by an unknown artist and has since been re-painted by Nebraskan artist Mike Hagel, who added his own unique touch to it.

Miller High Life beat out 17 other contestants to take home the gold medal in "American-style Lagers" category at the 2002 World Beer Cup. Weighted average on ratebeer.com is 1.63 out of 5.

For more about Miller Brewing, see this post.

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