Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin: Leinenkugel Brewery Tour

Tour of one of the oldest family breweries in the country, with beer samples and souvenir glass at the end if you're old enough.

Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

Address:
124 E Elm St., Chippewa Falls, WI
Directions:
Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company. From Chicago/Milwaukee - Take I-94 West to Eau Claire, exit Highway 53 North, go North 12 miles to Highway 124 North, follow Highway 124 into Chippewa Falls.
Hours:
Su-W 10-6, Th-Sa 10-8; last tour departs 60-90 min. before close. (Call to verify)
Phone:
715-723-5557
Admission:
Tour/tastings 21 and older $5 (inc. souvenir glass). Under 21 free.
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Leinenkugel Brewery Tour and Beer

Leinenkugel's is the eighth oldest family owned brewery in the country. Still run by the Leinenkugel family, it produces quality beers that are heavily consumed throughout the heartland. The tour of the brewery is free, fun and takes about forty-five minutes [2015: tour and samples are no longer free]. My favorite part was the bottling plant, where the beer goes into the bottles at a remarkable rate of about 450 to 475 bottles a minute.

It starts and ends in the "Lodge" a fairly new building resembling an old north woods lodge. At the heart of the lodge lies the heart of the Leinenkugel marketing empire, where any type of Leinenkugel merchandise imaginable is available.

[Doug Lidz, 08/15/2005]

Sept. 2015: Tour and beer sampling are no longer free. Sept. 2014: Photo added.

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