In honor of the Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company's 150th anniversary this month, the Chippewa Herald has published a special commemorative section that looks back at the iconic Chippewa Falls brewery's historic and economic impact on the region.
We've compiled stories and photos previously published in the Herald, and some from a special section produced for the brewery's 125 anniversary in 1992. Many of the historic photos were gathered from the archives of the brewery itself and from the Chippewa County Historical Society.
Copies of the free publication will be available this week at Leinie Lodge, the Chippewa Falls Chamber of Commerce, the Chippewa Herald office and at various retail outlets. It was also be available at the brewery's official anniversary celebration held Friday and Saturday at the Northern Wisconsin State Fairgrounds in Chippewa Falls.
Congratulations to the Leinenkugel family and the brewery's many employees for 150 years of success. Here's to 150 more.