In this episode of Around the Corner with John McGivern, the Emmy-Award-winning host explores Chippewa Falls–the birthplace of Supercomputing and Cray Research. Along the way, he makes a stop at the Chippewa Falls Museum of Industry & Technology and the infamous Leinenkugel Brewery.
I started my career in Chippewa Falls as a tech writing intern at Cray Research in 1986. Some of my fondest memories were from the local Leinie Lodge hospitality center, where I would always bring my guests. At the time, the Brewery staff thought I was the perfect doppelgänger for their sales rep, John Leinenkugel. Free beer, shirts, and hats were always the order of the day.