An interesting fact is that the original Lite label belonged to Meister Brau/Peter Hand brewery in Chicago. Meister Brau/Peter Hand had financial woes and In 1972 they sold the "Lite" label to the Philip Morris Company, who then owned Miller Beer…. I remember in the early seventies buying Meister Brau Lite, as I recall, in 1/2 gallon bottles at a very reasonable price. It tasted good and had a draught like quality to it (not as carbonnated as the canned beer available)that was very smooth.
After Meister Brau was acquired by Miller (primarily to obtain Lite, Peter Hand continued to operate the brewery at 1000 West North Avenue in Chicago. The result was that a portfolio of excellent brews came out of there: Old Chicago Light, Old Chicago Dark (yumsville!), Zodiac Malt Liquor (my all-time favorite of the type), and Peter Hand Extra Light. The latter had 99 calories and was quite drinkable, with real flavor. All of those products were sold in Georgia. Understandably, I was saddened to see them close.
I gather that Huber of Monroe, Wisconsin is using the place as their Chicago depot now. Gad, that building must be immense….
Handily, Ort. Carlton in Amazing Athens, Georgia.