Lagunitas Brewing Company

We first visited Lagunitas Brewing Company in November 2011. Lagunitas is easily one of my favorite breweries we have visited on the trip as well as the best brewery tour we’ve been on to date. The stories from the brewery are endless and the beers are fantastic. Couple that with a large outdoor beer garden, good food and a concert stage and you’ve got the makings of my favorite kind of brewery to visit.

Lagunitas was started in 1993 by Tony Magee, the classic story of small brewery going big-time, this brewery is currently undergoing a $9.5 million dollar renovation that can increase their production to up to 600,000 barrels! That’s up almost 6x the amount they sold in 2010 and an incredible increase compared to their 2004 production of 27,000 barrels. Lagunitas was the 26th largest brewery in the United States in ’09, their new expansion would match production capabilities to that of…

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