The Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

Photographed September 27, 2014
Erected by Chippewa County Historical Society
Chippewa Falls, Chippewa County, Wisconsin
44° 56.684′ N, 91° 23.772′ W

THE JACOB LEINENKUGEL
BREWING COMPANY
Chippewa Fall's oldest industry. In 1867, Jacob Leinenkugel, the son of a Bavarian brewmaster, came to Northern Wisconsin searching for a promising location to build a brewery. He settled on this spot purchasing the land from lumberman Hiram S. Allen. Forming a partnership with John Miller, they founded what was then called the Spring Brewery.

Here is where Jacob Leinenkugel found the essentials for brewing truly exceptional beers; pure spring water from the Big Eddy Springs and access to the finest barley and hops. For sixteen years the original partnership continued with Jacob Leinenkugel functioning as the brewer and John Miller selling the beer. Then in 1883, Miller sold his interest to Leinenkugel. A major building program was undertaken in 1890 when a new brewhouse was built. In 1898, Leinenkugel incorporated the business as the the Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company.

Originally available to the locals, Leinenkugel's popularity has grown and is now sold in many states. Quality standards remain unchanged as Leinenkugel's still uses the finest ingredients and handcrafted brewing methods. Today, the fifth generation of Leinenkugels takes pride in the brewing of beers carrying the family name.
The marker is located on the grounds of The Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company on northbound Jefferson Avenue / Wisconsin Route 124, at its T-intersection with Bridgewater Avenue, at 1 Jefferson Avenue, Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin 54729.

The Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company (you must be 21 or older to access)




This marker is No. 21 in a series of historical markers erected by the Chippewa County Historical Society.



This building is on your immediate left as you enter the property
from northbound Jefferson Avenue.

See the crowd in the middle? They're on a free tour . . .

One of the buildings on the property.


Two downtown Chippewa Falls murals honoring Leinenkugel's.

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