What's Made Milwaukee Famous (Has Made a Loser Out of Me)" is the title of a song written by Glenn Sutton. The song's title is a reference to beer, specifically Schlitz beer, which for many years was advertised with the slogan, "The beer that made Milwaukee famous".
1968, Jerry Lee Lewis released his version as a single. It became a top 10 hit on 's Country chart and also made a minor impact on the Billboard Billboard Hot 100.
Chart performance [ edit ]
Billboard Hot Country Singles 2
Billboard Hot 100 Singles 94
RPM Country Tracks 1
Cover versions [ edit ]
1971, writer Sutton's wife Lynn Anderson recorded a version for her album . How Can I Unlove You
United Kingdom, a version by Rod Stewart charted at #4 in 1972 as a double A-side with " Angel."
Del McCoury Band recorded the song on their album, A Deeper Shade of Blue. Country artist Hank Thompson recorded another version, as did Johnny Bush.
More recently, a live version appeared on Irish-American
punk band Flogging Molly's 1997 release . Alive Behind the Green Door
Texas band What Made Milwaukee Famous takes its name from this song.