Leinenkugel Brewing Company – Chippewa Falls, WI

One of our stops last week in Wisconsin was at the Leinenkugel Brewing Company where we took the free, 45-minute tour of the facility. Our tour guide was a bit hurried in his delivery and very scripted but we learned the facts about how it all started back in 1867.

Today the brewing complex is made up of beautiful, red stone buildings that have lots of character and architectural details.

We toured the brew house and saw the bottling process but were asked not to take any pictures inside the operation. Like when we toured the Jelly Belly factory in California, we enjoyed seeing the process in action, except in this case we knew a lot more about it going in.

After the tour we were given tastes of four Leinenkugel beers at their sampling bar plus we could try one of two special brews they were serving. Of all the ones we tried, my favorite was the Honey Weiss.

This was a great tour at no cost. The lodge where the tour leaves from is also a great museum of old Leinenkugel bottles, including the soda they produced during the thirteen years of prohibition. If you like factory tours, this is a good one to check out.

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