LAKEVIEW — Beer lovers, take note: Berghoff Brewing is releasing a new line of beers for the first time in 80 years, and they're debuting them in Lakeview next week.
Berghoff Brewing is hosting a party at 7 p.m. June 20 Sheffield's, 3258 N. Sheffield Ave., to launch its new beer lineup, including new recipes for all the old brews, said owner Ben Minkoff, of Ukrainian Village.
The Midwestern beer has been around for more than 120 years, and has been brewed in various places, including Fort Wayne, Ind. and later by Joseph Huber Brewery in Monroe, Wis.
Minkoff's family, which purchased the company in the '90s and also owns General Beverage Distributors, decided it's now time to adapt their brews to the rise of craft beer.
It's now brewed in a new facility in Stevens Point, Wis. by Stevens Point Brewery.
The family behind General Beverage Distributors owns the brand, which they bought in 1994.
The party will feature the company's six new beers on draft for $5, including a seasonal Solstice Wit Beer and — Minkoff's personal favorite — a Germaniac Estra Pale Ale, brewed with honey and molasses that lacks the hoppiness of a traditional pale ale, he said.
Attendees will also have the chance to win free goods from the company.