More than a century ago, the Leinenkugel family brewery was founded in Chippewa Falls by Jacob Leinenkugel. Over the years, the family has, of course, grown – and so has the brewery. But the family history and heritage remain at the forefront.
Today, a sixth generation of Leinenkugels carries on that legacy by working to get more Leinenkugel products into markets and into more people’s mouths. Katie Leinenkugel is a part of that new generation. She’s a Minnesota graduate and a former teacher and principal, but after going back to school for an MBA, Katie decided to join the family business.
In this new episode of "Over a Beer," a new interview series that captures the high life in and around Milwaukee, Katie Leinenkugel talks with OnMilwaukee culture editor Matt Mueller about growing up a Leinenkugel, the differences between Wisconsin and Texas, selling beer in these increasingly seltzer-obsessed times and – most importantly – her love of "The Bachelor."
The series is proudly presented by Miller Brewing Company and OnMilwaukee.
A life-long and passionate community leader and Milwaukeean, Jeff Sherman is a co-founder of OnMilwaukee.
He grew up in Wauwatosa and graduated from Marquette University, as a Warrior. He holds an MBA from Cardinal Stritch University, and is the founding president of Young Professionals of Milwaukee (YPM)/Fuel Milwaukee.
Early in his career, Sherman was one of youngest members of the Greater Milwaukee Committee, and currently is involved in numerous civic and community groups - including board positions at The Wisconsin Center District, Wisconsin Club and Marcus Center for the Performing Arts. He's honored to have been named to The Business Journal's "30 under 30" and Milwaukee Magazine's "35 under 35" lists.
He owns a condo in Downtown and lives in greater Milwaukee with his wife Stephanie, his son, Jake, and daughter Pierce. He's a political, music, sports and news junkie and thinks, for what it's worth, that all new movies should be released in theaters, on demand, online and on DVD simultaneously.
He also thinks you should read OnMilwaukee each and every day.