Miller Brewing is extending the rollout of the low-cal version of Miller Genuine Draft Light, MGD 64, to a number of new markets in time for the Memorial Day weekend. The main new markets will include Los Angeles, Las Vegas, San Francisco, Seattle, Minneapolis and Portland, the company said yesterday (20 May).

MGD 64 will be available in these markets in multiple bottle and can packages.

"MGD 64 is a sensible choice for consumers working hard to keep up with the pace of their life," said, MGD marketing director Grant Leech. "In cities where MGD 64 has already rolled out, consumers have voiced their opinion that MGD 64 is a perfect fit with their lifestyle choices."

Miller Brewing, part of global brewing force SABMiller, said the expanded roll-out will be supported by marketing activities reaching consumers in unexpected places such as spas and health clubs, as well as print, radio and out-of-home advertising featuring the brand's "As Light As It Gets" tagline.

MGD 64 contains 64 calories and 2.4g of carbohydrates per 12oz serving, and was first launched last summer in Madison, Wis. It is already now widely available throughout the Midwest and West regions.