Russ Klisch

President, Lakefront Brewing

Russ Klisch is the president and co-founder of Lakefront Brewery. The brewery — founded in 1987 — grew out of the homebrewing sibling rivalry between Russ and his brother Jim. In the 30 years since its founding, the brewery has become an innovator in the craft brewing world, being the first to become a certified organic brewer, the second brewery in the nation to brew a pumpkin beer, and the first in the nation to produce a gluten-free beer.