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Lagunitas Brewing plans to make Chicago its second city..

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    Post #1 - April 10th, 2012, 6:26 pm
    Post #1 - April 10th, 2012, 6:26 pm Post #1 - April 10th, 2012, 6:26 pm
    Tony Magee, a Chicago native and owner of Lagunitas Brewing Co., put a head on the craft beer world when he announced plans on Twitter to open a brewery in Douglas Park, his first outside California.
    http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/ ... econd-city
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  • Post #2 - April 10th, 2012, 6:33 pm
    Post #2 - April 10th, 2012, 6:33 pm Post #2 - April 10th, 2012, 6:33 pm
    According to my friend Tom Bergman (a crazy-knowledgeable beer maven), "Lagunitas Chicago will have a greater annual brewing capacity than Goose Island, Two Brothers, Three Floyds, Half Acre, Metropolitan, and the upcoming Revolution facility combined." Yowza! :shock:

    =R=
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  • Post #3 - April 10th, 2012, 11:37 pm
    Post #3 - April 10th, 2012, 11:37 pm Post #3 - April 10th, 2012, 11:37 pm
    Interesting how New Belgium and Sierra Nevada made big media splashes about where they'd locate new breweries east of their home locations; Lagunitas was quiet and just went about getting it done.
  • Post #4 - April 11th, 2012, 7:00 pm
    Post #4 - April 11th, 2012, 7:00 pm Post #4 - April 11th, 2012, 7:00 pm
    Apparently, Goose Island runs a 50bbl brewhouse -- this new one will be 250bbl. That's on top of the existing 250bbl brewery in California. Each brewery will be able to brew 600,000 barrels a year for a combined output of 1.2M barrels of craft beer/year. Sierra Nevada produced 860,000 barrels last year and they're kind of the ubiquitous craft beer wherever you go. So, yeah -- big*.

    The Trib has a pair of (pretty similar) stories with more information on the deal:
    http://www.chicagotribune.com/features/ ... 4630.story
    http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ ... 3060.story

    *numbers courtesy of posts on BeerAdvocate -- cannot personally vouch for the veracity!
    best,
    dan
  • Post #5 - April 18th, 2014, 8:08 am
    Post #5 - April 18th, 2014, 8:08 am Post #5 - April 18th, 2014, 8:08 am
    Stick a cap on it — the first batch of Chicago-brewed Lagunitas beer is done.

    Workers at the 300,000-square-foot Douglas Park facility are firing up the bottling line this morning and slapping on Lagunitas India Pale Ale labels. Once they flip the switch, the line will fill 500 bottles a minute.

    http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/ ... o-facility
    "Sandwiches are wonderful. You don't need a spoon or a plate!"
    Paul Lynde
  • Post #6 - May 1st, 2014, 1:08 pm
    Post #6 - May 1st, 2014, 1:08 pm Post #6 - May 1st, 2014, 1:08 pm
    http://lagunitas.com/beercircus/

    I grabbed a couple of tickets for Saturday May 17th for this event at the new brewery. Looks like it will be good time.
  • Post #7 - May 1st, 2014, 2:38 pm
    Post #7 - May 1st, 2014, 2:38 pm Post #7 - May 1st, 2014, 2:38 pm
    I got tix, too.
  • Post #8 - May 1st, 2014, 4:49 pm
    Post #8 - May 1st, 2014, 4:49 pm Post #8 - May 1st, 2014, 4:49 pm
    Ditto.

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  • Post #9 - September 9th, 2015, 8:20 am
    Post #9 - September 9th, 2015, 8:20 am Post #9 - September 9th, 2015, 8:20 am
    Heineken taking 50 percent stake in craft brewer Lagunitas

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ ... story.html
    "Sandwiches are wonderful. You don't need a spoon or a plate!"
    Paul Lynde
  • Post #10 - May 4th, 2017, 2:06 pm
    Post #10 - May 4th, 2017, 2:06 pm Post #10 - May 4th, 2017, 2:06 pm
    Lagunitas selling remaining stake to Heineken as founder Magee seeks growth for brand

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/dining/dr ... story.html
    "Sandwiches are wonderful. You don't need a spoon or a plate!"
    Paul Lynde
  • Post #11 - May 5th, 2017, 11:39 am
    Post #11 - May 5th, 2017, 11:39 am Post #11 - May 5th, 2017, 11:39 am
    As long as they keep making specialty beers like Born Yesterday and Waldo's, they can get as big as they want!

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