Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

Leinenkugel’s Big Eddy Russian Imperial Stout

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Big Eddy is at a disadvantage. I know that before I even take a sip. For reasons completely out of his control, the odds are stacked against him. Because, I have just returned from scouring the city of Chicago for the newest Goose Island release, Bourbon County Vanilla Stout and nothing, no nothing, could possibly […] ... [Read more]

Leinenkugel’s Red Lager

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I’ll admit that thus far, the Vienna Lager is in my Top 2 as far as styles go. Well, let me rephrase that. The Eliot Ness Vienna Lager brewed by Great Lakes Brewing Company is in my top two, and in my humble opinion is the best representation of the style I’ve had so far. […] ... [Read more]

Leinenkugel’s Oktoberfest

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During a late Fall day after work I tried to soak up the remaining amounts of sun before the Winter months brought their gloomy clouds. With a camping chair and warm vest I just sat out in the backyard watching the squirrel frantically hide their foraged findings. Right before the sun west down I remembered […] ... [Read more]

Leinenkugel’s Sunset Wheat

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I get the feeling that a lot of craft beer enthusiasts like to look down on Jacob Leinenkugel. While the familiar Wisconsin-based brewer is far from the girth of stainless commercial giants like MillerCoors and Anheuser-Busch, it seems like people grade it lower than the Dogfish Heads and Three Floydses when they’re hamming it up […] ... [Read more]

Leinenkugel’s Fireside Nut Brown Ale

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Before this beer tasting adventure began, I downed ice cold brewskis with the best of ’em. Cold beer, cold mug, I was set. As my palate, knowledge and sense of adventure have increased, I have begun to notice things I didn’t before. Like beer smelling like beer. Leinenkugel’s Fireside Nut Brown Ale does just that. It smells a bit stale, […] ... [Read more]