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“Libation Cruise - Stop #1”

Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: An award-winning brewery since 1867.
Reviewed 20 October 2017

A must see in Chippewa Falls! Start your libation cruise here with a tour of the brewery and the tasting room/gift shop. Then head to Brewster Bros., Scheely House for lunch, Riverbend Winery, the apple orchards Autumn Harvest Winery. Cheers!

Thank KrisM9999
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Reviewed 17 October 2017

This is a full tour of a large regional brewery. The tour covers 150 years of history, a full walk through of the brewery with thorough explanations of the processes and finishes up with a visit to the tasting room (and gift shop - lots of Leinenkugel branded merchandise).

Our tour guide Ken was very knowledgeable and the tour was alot of fun (and informative). There is a lot of walking - the tour starts across the bridge from the main brewery and there are several levels of stairs (elevator is an option). Safety glasses are provided and need to be used. The bottling line is very loud, but not uncomfortable.

There are 2 tours - $5 for the tour and 5 4oz samples (keep the glass) or $10 for tour and 2 pints (also keep the glass). The beers are good but the shandy's are excellent (and change seasonally). There were pretzels available at the bar, and snacks at the gift shop. Only real complaint was that the tasting area is all stand-up inside - there are picnic tables outside but is was too cool during our visit to sit outside - leaving us with standing at the bar. They really could use some stools after the long tour !

A "DO NOT MISS" when visiting Chippewa Falls.

Thank Rob M
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Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Showed up for a quick tasting, ended up talking with Alex our bartender, who was very knowledgeable and helped me select a good variety of beers to sample.

Thank AmbvRN
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Reviewed 15 October 2017

For $5 you get an hour narrated tour and 5 small samples of beer. It's in a pretty location along the river and in the fall the area is spectacular!

We had a group of 14 so called ahead and booked a group tour. Groups are maxed out at 15 so we had the tour to ourselves.

Guide throws out a question at the end and gives the correct answer a bottle opener. I've done the tour 3 times and "Josephine" is always the answer :). She was the founders wife.

Lots of stuff to look at/shop inside...got a pretzel but it really wasn't all that good, cold and rubbery- would have been much better if they could find a way to heat it up. No time for that tho, those bartenders work super hard to keep all the samples flowing.

Thank KAFMinnesota
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Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

Darlene was our tour guide - very knowledgeable and loves her job. Reasonably priced at $5.00 per person including beer tasting. Shopping is always fun. Great couples adventure.

Thank TPASEA
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