Tavern League Newsroom


March 13, 2020

For IMMEDIATE Release:

Lakefront’s proactive closing to help curb the spread of COVID-19.

MILWAUKEE (March 12, 2020) – As of Friday, March 13th, Lakefront Brewery will be closing to the public due to the national outbreak of COVID-19. Lakefront’s Beer Hall, Restaurant, Tours and special events will cease operations until further notice.

“It’s crucial that our city gets out in front of this health crisis,” said Lakefront Brewery President and Founder, Russ Klisch. “We only have one chance to end the transmission of this virus.”

Several lessons have been learned from China to Washington State about the Coronavirus and articles such as this one by Tomas Pueyo has been an eye-opener to what we’re going against. Lakefront is encouraging others take the same steps to increase social separation and bring about an end to this pandemic sooner than later.

Lakefront Brewery will be closed to the public, however its brewing operations will continue. “Our brewing, cellar and packaging staff is small and our operations remain clean and dependable,” Klisch mentioned. “There will not be a shortage of beer to buy wherever Lakefront is available.”

Affected event cancelations include: Sunday, March 15th’s Keg Stand Up, Tuesday, March 17th’s Drag Queen Bingo and all tours.

We wish everyone the best during this outbreak and hope Milwaukee and Wisconsin can keep the virus at bay moving forward.

Lakefront Brewery, Inc. distributes its products to over 30 states, Ukraine, South Korea, Sweden, China, Japan and Canada. Lakefront Brewery, Inc. produced the first beer in the United States made from 100% in-state-grown ingredients, including a first-of-its-kind, indigenous Wisconsin yeast strain (Wisconsinite Summer Weiss), the first certified organic brewery and the first gluten-free beer granted label approval by the U.S. Government (New Grist). For more information, visit http://www.lakefrontbrewery.com or call (414) 372-8800.


Michael Stodola

Brand Manager

Lakefront Brewery

Milwaukee, Wisconsin



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