Stepping down: President Jake Leinenkugel retiring from brewery

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Jake Leinenkugel is stepping down as president of the brewery started by his great-great-grandfather and will be succeeded by his younger brother Dick Leinenkugel, who led economic development efforts in Wisconsin under former Gov. Jim Doyle.

Sixty-two-year-old Jake Leinenkugel is familiar to beer drinkers as the star of ads promoting the Leinenkugel's brand. He was named president a year after the brewer's 1988 merger with Miller Brewing Co., now MillerCoors, and oversaw recent growth fueled by the popularity of lemonade-flavored Summer Shandy.

Fifty-six-year-old Dick Leinenkugel served as commerce secretary under Doyle, a Democrat, and then ran as a Republican for U.S. Senate in 2010 before bowing out in favor of Sen. Ron Johnson.

Nielsen data puts Leinenkugel's sales at $161 million in 2013, excluding those at bars and liquor stores.