Lakefront Brewing Company - Lakefront White Beer

Lakefront Brewing Company - Lakefront White Beer

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Lakefront Brewing Company - Lakefront White Beer

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  • Serving Temperature:

    45-50° F
  • Suggested Glassware:

    Pint Glass or Mug (clear)
  • Malts:

    2-Row Pale, Pale Wheat, Wheat Flakes, Oat Flakes
  • Hops:

    Glacier, Sterling
2003 was a great year for LBC: they took home no fewer than 5 medals from the World Beer Championship, including a Silver for this one. Expect yeasty aromas with style-standard cloves, coriander, and orange. Goes down with a hearty graininess and hoppy bitterness rather than the sour, tart quality often associated with this style. The tartness is there, but it plays second fiddle to the grainy astringency and hop bitterness. We liked this unique trait because it gives this wit some girth and makes it bolder than many traditional styles, making a nice “winter wit” out of a style often served in hot weather. The bitterness fades over a nice arc where all flavors converge, leaving orange peel and coriander spice to linger in the finish. The brewery recommends pairing with Belgian moules frites (steamed, buttered mussels and French fries) or charcuterie.
The city of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, home to beer giants Schlitz, Pabst, and Miller, is better known for its large brewers than micros. Brothers Russ and Jim Klisch have been working on changing that since opening the Lakefront Brewing Company in 1987. Though the brothers have a family heritage with roots in the brewing and beer service industry, the pair worked in very different fields: Russ Klisch was a chemical engineer and Jim a Milwaukee police officer. But in the 80s, Russ got Jim a book about beer making. As Russ says, Jim wasn’t half bad at it, which inspired a bit of sibling rivalry that got Russ bitten by the brewing bug as well. By the mid 1980s, their homebrewing efforts were becoming quite popular with friends and family, who encouraged the two to turn their hobby into a business. Today, the Lakefront Brewery is still a small, locally-owned, family-run microbrewery. They’re credited with bottling the first US fruit beer since prohibition (in 1992), introducing the first certified organic beer to be labeled in the States (in 1996), creating one of the country’s first gluten-free beers (in 2006), permitting sufferers of Celiac’s disease to have a beer they can actually drink, and have been leaders in Wisconsin’s green business movement. For more information about the brewery and scheduled tours, call (414) 372-8800 or check out their web site at
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