National Premium is coming back next year, says the beloved beer's new owner.
Tim Miller, a 43-year-old realtor out of Easton bought the trademark last year and is now working to bring the beer back to the market. So far his revival is in its fetal stage: he doesn't have the formula yet, or a brewer to produce the beer, or investment partners.
All Natty Premium's got to show for itself is a website, a Facebook fan page, and a twitter account, which Miller launched on Monday. But if he's successful, Maryland would have back at least one of its iconic beer brands..
"Natty Boh is brewed out of North Carolina. There's nothing local about it but its heritage," Miller said. "[Premium's] going to be a Maryland-owned beer again."
A year ago a company called Brands USA Holdings put up for auction nearly 200 defunct brands, National Premium among them. The beer hadn't been produced since 1996, when then owner G. Heileman Brewing Co. sold the rights to Stroh Brewing Co.
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