In May 1867, the Leinenkugel family brewery was founded in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin by Jacob Leinenkugel. He was a family man driven by an iron work ethic, and he knew that his German family heritage would play an integral part of his brewery’s success. Today, the sixth generation of Leinenkugel’s continues to brew some of the same family-inspired recipes that Jacob poured his heart and soul into. Over the years, our family has grown and so has our brewery, but our history and heritage remain at the forefront. Our most award-winning beer, Leinenkugel’s Creamy Dark is brewed with a special blend of seven malts for a rich, nutty cocoa flavor and crisp finish. That makes it one deliciously dark, surprisingly smooth brew. Hey, the name says it all. In 2005 and 2006, Creamy Dark won a Gold medal at the Great American Beer Festival in the American-style Dark Lager category. In 2002, 2008 and 2013 it won the Silver in the American-style Dark Lager category, and in 2004 received the Bronze in the American-style Dark Lager category.