In May 1867, the Leinenkugel family brewery was founded in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin by Jacob Leinenkugel. He was a family man driven by an iron work ethic, and he knew that his German family heritage would play an integral part of his brewery’s success.
Today, the sixth generation of Leinenkugel’s continues to brew some of the same family-inspired recipes that Jacob poured his heart and soul into. Over the years, our family has grown and so has our brewery, but our history and heritage remain at the forefront.
The shandy was first introduced by Franz Kugler after a bicycle race in Munich in 1922. His tavern was overrun by thirsty cyclists, so he cut his beer with lemonade and soda so they wouldn't run out. This inspired us to combine our Weiss beer with natural lemonade flavor to create Summer Shandy, as well as a variety of other refreshing beers.
When you enjoy this crisp, refreshing weiss beer, you’re getting a refreshing taste of summer. Cheers!