I'm Jake Leinenkugel, former president of over 25 years of the Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Co. Ask me anything.
I'm one of the three brothers in the 5th generation of a brewing family that's been making beer in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, since 1867. Today, our brewhouse produces 20 unique varieties of German beer – the most prominent of which is Summer Shandy, which was inspired by the recipe that our great-great-grandfather, Jacob Leinenkugel, brought with him to America 148 years ago.
I can speak to my 30-plus years of experience in the brewing industry, including the past 25 as president of the six-generation family brewery. Fire away! Opinions are my own and not a reflection of the perspective of the Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Co.
EDIT - Being a Reddit virgin, I can honestly say this was a delightful experience. The questions were wonderful, and I even chuckled at many of the side comments. Like Schwarzenegger, “I’ll be back” (and I might bring my brothers). Thank you.