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Lakefront Brewery Introduces the World’s First Certified Gluten-free, Barrel-aged Beer

Aged in Tequila barrels, Imperial Margarita Style Ale is the big brother to La Gosa Rita.

By - May 25th, 2022 03:50 pm
Imperial Margarita Style Ale. Photo courtesy of Lakefront Brewery.

Imperial Margarita Style Ale. Photo courtesy of Lakefront Brewery.

MILWAUKEE (May 24, 2022) – On the heels of their La Gosa Rita Margarita Ale gold medal win as the best gluten-free beer at the World Beer Cup, Lakefront Brewery is releasing the world’s first certified gluten-free, barrel-aged beer, Tequila Barrel-Aged, Imperial Margarita Style Ale.

“We have a history of innovation,” said Lakefront Brewery President, Russ Klisch. “Not only were we the first certified organic brewery, we also are the first brewery in Wisconsin to become certified as a B Corp, but we also made the first gluten-free beer granted approval by the U.S. Government. And here’s another.”

At 11% alcohol-by-volume, Imperial Margarita Style Ale is the bigger, bolder, reposado version of our Margarita-Style Ale. This beer’s bright lime and sweet orange flavors meld with vanilla and cedar notes from its stay in tequila barrels.

Lakefront Brewery, Inc. distributes its products to over 30 states, Ukraine, South Korea, and Canada. Lakefront Brewery is the first brewery in Wisconsin and 22nd brewery in the world to be certified as a B Corporation. Lakefront Brewery also 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 approval by the U.S. Government (New Grist). For more information, visit or call (414) 372-8800.

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