Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
Leinenkugel logo
LocationChippewa Falls, Wisconsin
United States
Owner(s)SABMiller[1]
Year opened1867
Active beers
NameType
Leinenkugel's OriginalPale lager
Leinenkugel's LightLight beer
Leinenkugel's Honey WeissPale lager
Leinenkugel's Red LagerVienna lager
Leinenkugel's Creamy DarkDark Lager or Dunkel
Leinenkugel's Berry WeissFruit beer
Leinenkugel's Big Eddy Imperial IPAImperial IPA
Leinenkugel's Big Eddy Russian Imperial StoutImperial Stout
Leinenkugel's Sunset WheatWheat beer
Leinenkugel's Classic AmberLager
Seasonal beers
NameType
Leinenkugel's Summer ShandyShandy
Leinenkugel's OktoberfestMarzen
Leinenkugel's Fireside Nut BrownEnglish style lager
Leinenkugel's 1888 BockBock
Other beers
NameType
Inactive beers
Leinenkugel's Amber LightLight lager
Leinenkugel's Apple SpiceCider
Leinenkugel's Auburn AleAmber Ale
Leinenkugel's Autumn GoldPale Lager
Leinenkugel's Big Butt DoppelbockDopplebock
Leinenkugel's BockBock
Leinenkugel's HefeweizenAmerican Wheat
Leinenkugel's Maple BrownPale Lager
Leinenkugel's Special AleAmerican Pale Ale
Leinenkugel's Winter LagerBock
Leinenkugel's NorthwoodsLager
 
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Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
Leinenkugel logo
LocationChippewa Falls, Wisconsin
United States
Owner(s)SABMiller[1]
Year opened1867
Active beers
NameType
Leinenkugel's OriginalPale lager
Leinenkugel's LightLight beer
Leinenkugel's Honey WeissPale lager
Leinenkugel's Red LagerVienna lager
Leinenkugel's Creamy DarkDark Lager or Dunkel
Leinenkugel's Berry WeissFruit beer
Leinenkugel's Big Eddy Imperial IPAImperial IPA
Leinenkugel's Big Eddy Russian Imperial StoutImperial Stout
Leinenkugel's Sunset WheatWheat beer
Leinenkugel's Classic AmberLager
Seasonal beers
NameType
Leinenkugel's Summer ShandyShandy
Leinenkugel's OktoberfestMarzen
Leinenkugel's Fireside Nut BrownEnglish style lager
Leinenkugel's 1888 BockBock
Other beers
NameType
Inactive beers
Leinenkugel's Amber LightLight lager
Leinenkugel's Apple SpiceCider
Leinenkugel's Auburn AleAmber Ale
Leinenkugel's Autumn GoldPale Lager
Leinenkugel's Big Butt DoppelbockDopplebock
Leinenkugel's BockBock
Leinenkugel's HefeweizenAmerican Wheat
Leinenkugel's Maple BrownPale Lager
Leinenkugel's Special AleAmerican Pale Ale
Leinenkugel's Winter LagerBock
Leinenkugel's NorthwoodsLager

The Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company is a regional American beermaker based in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, United States. Leinenkugel is mainly distributed in the Upper Midwest, but is available in limited quantities throughout the United States. Its products are colloquially known as Leinies.

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History

The brewery was founded in Chippewa Falls in May 1867 by Jacob Leinenkugel and John Miller. Miller (no relation to Miller Brewing) sold his stake in the company in 1884.[2]

The original brewery in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin.

During Prohibition, the company produced near beer known as "Leino" as well as soda water.[3] The company expanded from its local roots in the 1970s, introducing a light beer.[4] Miller Brewing Company, now a subsidiary of SABMiller, bought the company in 1988.[5]

On March 28, 2006, the company introduced Leinenkugel's Sunset Wheat which is brewed with wheat, hops, and coriander. Soon after its introduction, it was made available throughout much of the US. On April 1, 2007, Leinenkugel introduced Summer Shandy as the new seasonal beer, which is wheat beer mixed with lemonade. The latest seasonal beer is the reintroduced 1888 Bock.

The company announced in October 2010 that it would re-introduce Leinenkugel's Big Eddy Russian Imperial Stout in select markets for a limited time beginning November 2010.

Breweries

Leinenkugel has two breweries: the original, located in Chippewa Falls, and the 10th Street Brewery (formally the Val Blatz 10th Street Brewery) in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Approximately 95% of Leinenkugel's sales, by volume, is brewed in the Chippewa Falls location.[citation needed]

The 10th Street Brewery, opened in 1986 by G. Heileman Brewing Company for the Blatz label, was purchased by Leinenkugel in 1995. It produces Leinenkugel's Auburn Ale, Berry Weiss, Creamy Dark, Hefeweizen, Honey Weiss and the Original pale lager.

References

  1. ^ "SAB Miller - Brands - Leinenkugel’s Original". http://www.sabmiller.com/index.asp?pageid=468. Retrieved 2011-07-02. 
  2. ^ "History of the Leinenkugel Brewery: 1st Generation". http://leinie.com/1st_gen_history.html. Retrieved 2011-07-02. 
  3. ^ "History of the Leinenkugel Brewery: 2nd Generation". http://leinie.com/2nd_gen_history.html. Retrieved 2011-07-02. 
  4. ^ "History of the Leinenkugel Brewery: 4th Generation". http://leinie.com/4th_gen_history.html. Retrieved 2011-07-02. 
  5. ^ "History of the Leinenkugel Brewery: 5th Generation". http://leinie.com/5th_gen_history.html. Retrieved 2011-07-02. 

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Coordinates: 44°56′36″N 91°23′44″W / 44.943323°N 91.39543°W / 44.943323; -91.39543