Sneak peek at 2012 Miller Valley Holiday Lights tour with beer tasting

Miller Valley is transforming itself into a winter wonderland this holiday season.  The lights are up and will remain on display from Friday throughout Christmas and beyond.  But the lights aren't the only attraction.  Scroll through the photos to see more of what's in store for Miller Valley Holiday Lights tour takers, including the new beer tasting in the original stables. | Video report by Melissa McCrady.

  • MILWAUKEE - Miller Valley is transforming itself into a winter wonderland this holiday season. The lights are up and will remain on display from Friday throughout Christmas and beyond.

  • But the lights aren't the only attraction.

  • "For the first year ever, we're having all of our sampling after the mini tour right here in the historic Milwaukee stables," said Kindra Loferski of MillerCoors.

  • Those stables, built in 1896, have been transformed into a unique gathering space, and will now become part of the Holiday Lights tour.

  • "All of the beer wagons were stored right here in this main level of the stables," Loferski said while talking to TODAY'S TMJ4's Melissa McCrady.

  • People can even sample a new beer in the stables.

  • "We have a special beer here called 'Third Shift.' It's a beer MillerCoors will roll out next year nationally, but it will not be available in the Milwaukee market until February 2013."

  • People can also see historic brewery equipment, murals depicting life in the early 1900's in the Miller Valley, and enjoy opening night with the Milwaukee Brewers.

  • "They'll be bringing all five Racing Sausages as well as Bernie Brewer," Loferski previewed. "They'll be available here in the stables for (photos)," explained Loferski.