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Chippewa Falls in Chippewa County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

The Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

 
 
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By Keith L, April 27, 2011
1. The Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company Marker
Inscription. 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.

Chippewa County Historical Society
Marker Sign #21

 
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The Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, April 27, 2011
2. The Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company Marker
Chippewa County Historical Society. (Marker Number 21.)
 
Location. 44° 56.684′ N, 91° 23.772′ W. Marker is in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, in Chippewa County. Marker can be reached from Jefferson Avenue (State Highway 124) near Bridgewater Avenue. Click for map. Marker is by the plant entrance. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 Jefferson Avenue, Chippewa Falls WI 54729, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ronald P. Anders (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Northern Wisconsin State Fair (about 600 feet away); The Chippewa Valley Electric Railway Co. (approx. 0.2 miles away); Irvine Park Drive Bridge (approx. mile away); In Memory of All Veterans (approx. 0.3 miles away); In Memory of Old Abe (approx. 0.3 miles away); William Irvine (approx. 0.3 miles away); Sokup's Market (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Chippewa Falls.
 
Also see . . .
1. Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company. Company website; A quick history of Leinenkugel's. "Leinenkugel's is the nation's 7th oldest operating brewery. It has a rich history, which began when brewer Matthias Leinenkugel brought his family over to the U.S. from Germany in the 1840s." (Submitted on May 13, 2011.) 

2. Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
The Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, April 27, 2011
3. The Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company and Marker
The marker can be seen in the distance.
. Funding Universe website. "Leinenkugel picked out the northwoods town of Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, to start a brewery. In 1866, when Leinenkugel arrived there, the town was a remote place unserviced by railroads." (Submitted on May 13, 2011.) 
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 695 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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