Lakefront Brandy Barrel-Aged Pumpkin Imperial Ale
Lakefront Brandy Barrel Aged Cherry Lager is slated for a potential July release.
The base lager was brewed with Wisconsin cherries then aged in brandy barrels.
Lakefront Brandy Barrel Aged Cherry Lager will be a 12 ounce bottle offering. According to the brewery, this beer should release in July (if all goes to plan).
Lakefront Local Acre Harvest Saison
Lakefront Brewing has announced that they will once again collaborate with Leinenkugel’s for the Wisconsin Restaurant Expo this week and Craft Beer Week in May. Checkpoint Charlie, a Berliner Weisse, is brewed with Wisconsin wheat and will be served with a dash of cherry syrup from Milwaukee-based Bittercube in traditional Berliner style.
This is the third consecutive year the two brewers have joined up to make a special beer. Previous years’ collabs include Oaty Goat Doppelbock and Rye Road.
“We’ve had fun collaborating with Leinenkugel’s the past few years, and even more importantly, we’ve enjoyed drinking the beer we’ve brewed. I think people will find Checkpoint Charlie to be an interesting and flavorful beer experience, which is what we aimed to create.” Russ Klisch, president Lakefront Brewery.
Style: Berliner Weisse
Availability: in bottles, on tap
(Milwaukee, WI) — Lakefront Brewery, Inc. will today introduce Wisconsinite, a new unfiltered Weiss-style beer made entirely of local, Wisconsin-grown ingredients. It is believed to be the first 100 percent “all local” beer made in the U.S.
Wisconsinite will debut at several release parties tonight, including at Hooligan’s on Milwaukee’s East Side, Burnheart’s in Milwaukee’s Bay View neighborhood, and The Village Pub in Shorewood. Product will begin appearing at retail outlets in the coming weeks.
The beer was created around a new native Wisconsin yeast strain envisioned by Lakefront President Russ Klisch and developed by Jeremy King of home brewing supplies distributor Northern Brewer. Their new strain is believed be to the only North American-grown yeast in commercial use today as well as the first native brewing yeast from Wisconsin. Yeast is just the tip of the local-sourcing iceberg, however. All products used in Wisconsinite hail from the state, including its water (Lake Michigan), malted barley (from Milwaukee’s Malteoup), wheat (Chilton) and hops (Mazomanie).
Wisconsinite is intended for summer drinking, with a light, cloudy body and a relatively low ABV of 4.2 percent. “The craft beer market is trending towards session beers with full flavors but lower alcohol content,” said Klisch. “Wisconsinite fits this category, given its (low) ABV and hints of banana and clove.”
Wisconsinite’s style and ingredients were chosen to complement the local yeast’s natural flavor. Its flavor is so distinct, in fact, that Klisch plans to forgo compensation to make it available to other brewers, hoping to create a new category of beer called Wisconsin Weiss.
“Yeast is the final frontier for craft brewers,” said Klisch. “It’s certainly what gives this beer such a distinct taste.” The Lakefront Strain yeast is available for purchase by commercial brewers through Wyeast, and by homebrewers through Northern Brewer. Lakefront will not receive any compensation for the sale of the yeast.
Lakefront Brewery, Inc. was started in 1987 and is one of the oldest microbreweries in Wisconsin. Today, the brewery distributes its products to 35 states, Israel and Canada. Lakefront Brewery, Inc. was the first brewery to brew a government-approved, gluten-free beer, New Grist, and brews the oldest USDA-certified organic beer, Organic ESB. For more information, visit http://www.lakefrontbrewery.com or call (414) 372-8800.
Lakefront Brewing (Milwaukee, WI) wants you to meet Dan. Dan is the tax/compliance guy at the brewery. Lakefront’s “My Turn” series highlights the important folks at the brewery, not matter how big or how small. Everybody at Lakefront is part of your beer, from the person hopping the beer to the guy putting cases on pallets.
This is Dan. Dan is the tax and Compliance/Transportation Manager at Lakefront, which basically means he does two important things: One – he keeps the feds happy so we can stay in business, and Two – he makes sure the beer gets to distributors so you can get your hands on it. Dan’s important.
Dan digs Golf, Tai Chi, Music, and BLTs one layer at a time (don’t ask). When asked about what he’d be doing if he didn’t work at the brewery, he gave some crackpot story about bikini inspecting, but we know he’s exactly where he ought to be After all, his favorite part about working at the brewery is… working at a brewery. Well put, Dan.
About the Beer:
Dan brewed a Baltic Porter. Expecdt this thing to be dark and robust with a malty sweetness. A touch hopper than the typical porter, the medium bitterness balances the malts and a deep chocolate or coffee aroma stops just short of burnt. If we did it right, this one oughta be one big, full bodied beer
Style: Baltic Porter
Availability: 220z bombers
6.5% ABV, 60 IBUs