First Business

September 29, 2013

Miller Brewing acquisition helped Leinenkugel's reach six generations

Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Co. likes to tout its family heritage dating back to 1867, and that continues with a sixth generation for the Chippewa Falls-based brewer.

President Jake Leinenkugel gets to work with two sons, CJ and Matt, as well as two brothers, Dick and John, he told me this week.

â;€Âoe;My dad would be so proud,â;€Â; Leinenkugel told me. â;€Âoe;He passed (away) five years ago.â;€Â;

I had an exclusive phone interview with Leinenkugel to talk about the rapid rise of the brewerâ;€™s shandy line.â;€¦;

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