I decided I wanted to write this next blog post about one of my favorite breweries, without a doubt Lagunita’s Brewing company comes to mind. They are based out of Petaluma, Ca and have expanded tremendously. They are now the 6th largest craft brewer in the U.S. There second brew warehouse is in Chicago, IL and they just recently decided on opening a third location in Azusa, Ca. Lagunita’s was ranked 10th largest overall brewery nationally and is in a 50/50 partnership with Heineken International which is an even bigger deal!
What I enjoy about the brewery as a whole is the people that are running it, they are dedicated to their craft and believe in the product they are producing. They have beer tours and tasting and educators that give you insight about the history of how Lagunita’s got its start. The food is awesome and the environment is even better, they have a live band that plays on the weekends, an open seating area for food and beer drinking. The beer tours are extensive where you are shown the ins and outs of the production process. Some people get too rowdy and can’t hang but for the ones that are actually interesting in learning about the beer being made it is a well worth the trip! I felt a personal touch and connection to the brewery because they take the time to really give you an understanding for why they do things differently than other breweries they carefully select what blends they’re creating and most of their beers are fairly cheap but high is ABV. (Alcohol by Volume).