MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – This week, Tap Talk is hitting the road and traveling to our neighbors to the east – Wisconsin!

Lakefront Brewery is in Milwaukee and, this year, it is celebrating 30 years.

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Lakefront Brewery was opened by brothers Russ and Jim Klisch in 1987. In their early beginnings, the lager-focused brewery was one of the first major brewers to do an organic beer. They also were among the first to do a gluten free beer, a fruit beer and the second pumpkin beer post-prohibition.

Recently, to celebrate their longevity, the brewery has made a renewed effort to get their beer on shelves and in hands in Minnesota.

This week, owner Jim Klisch traveled to several restaurants around the Twin Cities conducting tap takeovers.

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Tuesday, the brewery stopped by the Happy Gnome in St. Paul’s Cathedral Hill neighborhood and offered up a selection of some of their limited brews, including the coveted Black Friday bourbon barrel-aged imperial stout.

Other brews included the Dylan – a Dortmunder lager, the Nathan – a smoked dark lager and a brandy barrel-aged cherry lager.

To learn more, or to see where you can find Lakefront in Minnesota, visit them online.

Lakefront Brewery

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Follow them: on Twitter at @lakefront, on Facebook at Lakefront Brewery, or visit their website online.
Owners: Russ and Jim Klisch
Location:  1872 N. Commerce Street, Milwaukee, Wis.53212
Hours: Monday – Friday: 11 a.m. – 9 p.m., Saturday: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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