For a limited time, Miller Lite is now available in the original can! Essentially the first mainstream light beer, Miller Lite was originally named “Lite Beer from Miller” when it launched in test markets in 1973. It sold nearly 24.2 million barrels by 1977 as Miller rose to 2nd place in the American beer marketplace. The name changed to Miller Lite in the mid-eighties. Miller Lite has won the World Beer Cup’s gold medal for Best American-Style Light Lager 4 times – 1996, 1998, 2012, and 2013.