Lakefront Brewery Invests in Solar Power

MILWAUKEE – 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. That represents up to 39% of all the energy used at the craft beer warehouse.

“Wherever we can save, contribute or innovate, we’ll do it,” said Lakefront Co-Founder and Owner, Russ Klisch. “Our warehouse is basically one, giant refrigerator, and it uses a good amount of energy. To create energy ourselves is conserving resources for everyone else.”

Installed by SunPeak, of Madison, the system has been up and running for a few weeks now.“The amount of savings is staggering,” said Al Kluth, Lakefront Brewery Warehouse Manager. “It will be north of $500,000 over the 30-year lifespan of the system.

Lakefront Brewery has been operating and updating its Riverwest warehouse for 5 years now.

Lakefront Brewery, Inc. distributes its products to 35 states, Ukraine, Finland, China and Canada. Lakefront Brewery, Inc. produced the first beer in the UnitedStates made from 100% in-state-grown ingredients, including a first-of-its-kind, indigenous Wisconsin yeast strain (Wisconsinite SummerWeiss), the first certified organic brewery and the first gluten-free beerg ranted label approval by the U.S. Government (New Grist). For more information, visit or call (414) 372-8800.