Russ Klisch

Lakefront Imperial Pumpkin Ale

Lakefront Brewery Inc. was founded in December 1987 by brothers Russ and Jim Klisch in Milwaukee, Wis. Growing from a small home brewing experiment to a large brewery, Lakefront now produces more than 40,000 barrels of beer a year and distributes to 35 states as well as Canada, Japan and Korea. In addition, it was the first brewery in the country to brew a government-approved, gluten-free beer, New Grist (5.1 percent ABV).