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Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company, commonly known as Leinenkugel's, is the nation's 7th oldest operating brewery.

Matthias Leinenkugel brought his family over to the U.S. from Germany in the 1840s. The family continued to travel west and finally settled in Sauk City, Wisconsin. Matthias taught his sons the art of brewing. It was his third son, Jacob, who traveled north to Chippewa Falls. Jacob felt sure the thirsty lumberjacks and lumber-booming economy of Northwestern Wisconsin made Chippewa the ideal location to begin his own brewery.

In 1867 Jacob began brewing. For 140 years and five-generations, the Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company has survived and continues to prosper through commitment to their founders ideals of brewing and operating with excellence. Having survived prohibition, the economic demands of World War II, and fierce competition, Leinenkugel's has become the leading craft brewer in the Upper Midwest.



  • Leinenkugel's Sunset Wheat
  • Leinenkugel's Honey Weiss
  • Leinenkugel's Berry Weiss
  • Leinenkugel's Red Lager
  • Leinenkugel's Creamy Dark
  • Leinenkugel's Original
  • Leinenkugel's Light



Mostly available in the central United States.


Varies by label. Most are available in longneck bottles in six- and twelve-packs as well as kegs. Some labels are also available in cans.


Much loved by its fans. The Leinie Lodge is "a fellowship of men and women who love and appreciate the outdoors almost as much as they love and appreciate Leinenkugel's."

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