Milwaukee earned the nickname “Suds City” because they are home to several of the nation’s most successful breweries. The Brewers nickname was an obvious choice in 1970 when the city received the short-lived Seattle Pilots as their own. Minor league teams had used “Brewers” for years.
Why are they called the Milwaukee Brewers?
Dan Holmes is the author of three books about baseball, including Ty Cobb: A Biography. He formerly worked for the National Baseball Hall of Fame, and Major League Baseball Advanced Media. He lives in Michigan where he writes, runs, and enjoys a good orange soda now and again.