Lakefront Brewery Inc

Lakefront Brewery Inc

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Website
lakefrontbrewery.com
Phone
(414) 372-8800
Location
Milwaukee, WI
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Founded
1987
BREWERY TYPE
Production - Regional
Address
1872 N Commerce St
Milwaukee, WI 53212-3701 United States
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Overview
On December 2nd, 1987, brothers Russ and Jim Klisch opened Lakefront Brewery and sold their first batch of Riverwest Stein Amber Lager to a neighborhood tavern in Milwaukee. We have grown to brew 44,234 barrels of beer in 2016 and distribute our products to 35 states, Canada, Ukraine, Japan, Korea, Sweden and Australia. Lakefront Brewery was the first certified organic brewery in America, the first brewery to produce a government-approved, gluten-free beer and the first indigenous beer using all Wisconsin grown ingredients. We currently produce 20+ year-round and seasonal beers as well as our innovative one-off My Turn Series which gives each of our full time employees a chance to choose a style we've never brewed. Beer aside, Lakefront is also known around the country for their highly entertaining and sought-after brewery tours.
ANNUAL PRODUCTION
2017 -- 46,848 bbls (Actual)
2016 -- 44,234 bbls (Actual)
2015 -- 46,444 bbls (Actual)
2014 -- 43,881 bbls (Actual)
2013 -- 40,497 bbls (Actual)
2012 -- 33,369 bbls (Actual)
2011 -- 23,698 bbls (Actual)
2010 -- 17,641 bbls (Actual)
2009 -- 12,979 bbls (Actual)
2008 -- 10,970 bbls (Actual)
2007 -- 9,279 bbls (Actual)
2006 -- 8,863 bbls (Actual)
2005 -- 6,292 bbls (Actual)
2004 -- 6,088 bbls (Actual)
2003 -- 5,447 bbls (Actual)
2002 -- 4,850 bbls (Actual)
2001 -- 4,437 bbls (Actual)
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Lakefront Brewery to Release Eazy Teazy Green Tea Ale

Lakefront Brewery to Release Eazy Teazy Green Tea Ale

The latest offering from Lakefront Brewery will be a year ‘round, low calorie ale known as Eazy Teazy. This craft beer brand is part of a large movement in the industry to offer lighter, low calorie beers. The release date is March 1st.

Lakefront Brewery Invests in Solar Power

Lakefront Brewery Invests in Solar Power

Lakefront Brewery has installed arrays of solar panels at its Riverwest warehouse. With a total of 264 modules, Lakefront Brewery will be producing approximately 85,000 kWh annually.

Lakefront Brewery Cans Flagship Riverwest Stein Amber Lager

Lakefront Brewery Cans Flagship Riverwest Stein Amber Lager

For 30 years, Lakefront Brewery has been crafting a crowd favorite in its Riverwest Stein beer. But it’s now available in cans for the very first time. “Putting a craft beer in cans was unthinkable when we started,” said Russ Klisch, co-founder and owner of Lakefront Brewery. “Now, it’s becoming the norm. We’re actually a bit late to the game, but that’s okay.”

Lakefront Brewery Undergoes Brand Refresh

Lakefront Brewery Undergoes Brand Refresh

Lakefront Brewery has been retooling its brand, continuing to keep up with a changing market. From a logo update to graphics to beer brands, everything is becoming stronger and more focused. “Successful brands live in a very narrow space,” said Lakefront Brewery Brand Manager, Michael Stodola. “Over the next 6 months, Lakefront fans will see our transformation. It’s more about dependability, fun and an honest day’s work.”

Lakefront Brewery Launches New Mexican Lager

Lakefront Brewery Launches New Mexican Lager

Lakefront Brewery, Inc. announced today the release of their new summer seasonal beer, El Wisco Mexican Lager. The new beer joins Lakefront’s portfolio of over 20 year-round and seasonal beers.

Lakefront Releases Gluten-Free New Grist Ginger

Lakefront Releases Gluten-Free New Grist Ginger

Lakefront Brewery, Inc. announced today it launched a new gluten-free beer, New Grist Ginger. The specially-formulated beer is the second gluten-free beer in the brewery’s portfolio since introducing New Grist Pilsner in 2006.

Lakefront and Tyranena Release Collaborative Beer

Lakefront and Tyranena Release Collaborative Beer

Lakefront Brewery, Inc. and Tyranena Brewing Co. announced today the release of their collaboration beer: Triple IPA Brewed with Grapefruit. The beer marks the first release in the breweries’ Two Lakes collaborative series.

Lakefront Brewery Releases Barrel-Aged Version of its Barley Wine

Lakefront Brewery, Inc. announced it will release a whiskey barrel-aged version of their Beer Line Organic Barley Wine in April. The Brewery claims it is the first USDA-certified Organic barrel-aged barley wine in the United States.

Distribution Roundup: Ninkasi Expands into Utah

Distribution Roundup: Ninkasi Expands into Utah

Ninkasi Brewing is expanding its distribution footprint once again, this time to Utah. The Oregon-based brewery has inked a deal with General Distributing Company of Salt Lake City for coverage throughout the state, it announced Thursday. Beginning this week, Ninkasi beers will be available throughout Utah in both 12 oz. and 22 oz. bottles.

Eastern U.S. Craft Brewery Expansions Abound

Eastern U.S. Craft Brewery Expansions Abound

As the craft category continues to grow at a double-digit clip, brewers across the country, in an effort to keep up with growing demand, are investing heavily in facility expansions. A crop of mid-size and regional craft breweries located in the eastern half of the U.S. recently announced multi-million dollar expansion efforts which will enable those companies to not only expand production capabilities, but in some cases distribution footprints as well.

Lakefront Brewery Eclipses 40,000 Barrels in 2013

Lakefront Brewery Eclipses 40,000 Barrels in 2013

Due to increased distribution of its draft beer, Milwaukee’s Lakefront Brewery production grew more than 20 percent, to 40,496 barrels in 2013. “Our Wisconsin distributors had an incredible year with on-premise draft sales,” Chris Johnson, the brewery’s marketing director said in a press release. “I was pleased with our out-of-state distributors’ enthusiasm when we gave… Read more »

Lakefront Brewery to Revamp Friday Night Fish Fry

MILWAUKEE — Lakefront Brewery, Inc. has announced it will add a walk-up food counter featuring locally sourced products and extend its tour schedule to include weeknight tours from 4 p.m. through 7:30 p.m. The brewery’s Friday night fish fry will also be revamped, with all cooking and food operations to be taken over by the… Read more »

Lakefront Brewery to Sell Special Black Friday Beer

Lakefront Brewery to Sell Special Black Friday Beer

MILWAUKEE, WI — For the third straight year, Lakefront Brewery, Inc. will celebrate the infamous start of the holiday shopping season with a “Black Friday” event, featuring a limited edition beer. The special brew, Black FridayÔäó Imperial India-Style Black Ale, will be available only at the brewery and only for one day — if that…. Read more »


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Year Round Beers

Beer Name Style
Double IPA Series Double IPA
SHOP Series IPA
My Turn Series Specialty
New Grist Specialty
Riverwest Stein Amber Lager
Eastside Dark Lager
American Red IPA IPA
IPA IPA
Organic Fuel Cafe Coffee Stout
New Grist Ginger Specialty
Lakefront Pils Pilsner
Organika Witbier

Seasonal Beers

Beer Name Style
Imperial Pumpkin Barrel Aged
Spiced Winter Lager Barrel Aged
Brandy Barrel-Aged Cherry Lager Barrel Aged
Maibock Maibock
Warm Front Pale Ale
Oktoberfest Marzen
Pumpkin Lager Pumpkin

Limited Releases

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Beer Name Style
Bourbon Barrel Dopplebock Barrel Aged
Local Acre Wet Hop Lager
IBA Black IPA
Cherry Lager
Big Easy Maibock
Holiday Spice Lager
Wisconsinite Wheat Ale
Organic Beer Line Barley Wine
Local Acre Lager
Organic White Witbier
Klisch Pilsner
Bridge Burner Amber Ale
Growing Power Pale Ale
Extended Play IPA
Bock Bock
Snake Chaser Stout
Wheat Monkey Wheat Ale
Organic E.S.B. Ordinary Bitter best Bitter ESB
Cream City Pale Ale



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