Lagunitas thinking expansion – again

With brewery #2 less than a week in operation, Lagunitas is already looking forward to brewery #3. And maybe even #4.

By | April 1st, 2014|0 Comments

Lagunitas Chicago cranks up at last

Lagunitas Chicago brewed its first batch Thursday.

By | March 27th, 2014|1 Comment

Sonoma breweries clean up on best IPA list

Three of the top 10 are brewed in Sonoma County, according to a new ranking.

By | December 24th, 2013|0 Comments

More on Napa Point Brewing

What is "Ultra-premium" beer? Here's a deeper look.

By | November 21st, 2013|0 Comments

More on Beer, Cider, and Spirits conference

Beer business is booming, but the age of the lager is fading, Lagunitas founder tells first ever Sonoma County Beer, Cider, and Spirits conference.

By | November 13th, 2013|3 Comments

Lagunitas expansion on track for December

Lagunitas says new brewery in Chicago should be operational next month.

By | November 7th, 2013|1 Comment

Will Big Beer get bigger?

Is Anheuser-Busch really on the hunt to acquire rival MillerCoors?

By | October 29th, 2013|0 Comments

Sonoma County Beer, Cider, and Spirits conference takes shape

Lineup set for first ever conference on Sonoma County's booming artisan beverage industry.

By | October 25th, 2013|4 Comments

Beer for the next generation?

The sale this week of Kansas City standout Boulevard to a Belgian firm (no worries, purists - this Belgian firm is Duvel, not InBev) has raised once more the question of what happens next for the early generation of breweries who led the craft beer revolution in the 1980s and [...]

By | October 18th, 2013|0 Comments

More on Russian River supply problems

Our report earlier this week on the extreme supply crunch at Russian River Brewing provoked a lively debate in our comment section and at other sites. Some beer fans applauded the position by owners Vinnie and Natalie Cilurzo that there are some things more important than expansion, things like quality [...]

By | August 22nd, 2013|0 Comments

Lagunitas founder scores spot in Chicago power list

He's still months away from opening his new brewery in Chicago, but Lagunitas founder Tony Magee is already emerging as a power player in the Second City's thriving food and beverage scene. The website NewCityResto acknowledged Magee's growing significance this week by naming him to their list "The Big Heat: [...]

By | August 16th, 2013|0 Comments

Craft beer: Boom or bubble?

Draft magazine has an article this week that has generated a lot of beer chatter. It asks of America's beer boom: "Will it fall?" This is not an idle question. The industry's first boom, in the early 1990s, hit the skids pretty hard in less than a decade, leaving lots [...]

By | August 7th, 2013|0 Comments

Region’s breweries ranked (by size this time)

Our friends at the North Bay Business Journal (owned by the same people, located across the hall from the PD) have an interesting list this week: the region's breweries ranked by size. They list the 14 craft breweries they could identify and get information out of and the results give [...]

By | August 2nd, 2013|1 Comment

Lagunitas owner confirms: no fight over 420

Last we heard, Lagunitas was rethinking their decision to give in to Atlanta brewer Sweetwater, which demanded that the Petaluma brewery drop any use of the term "420" on their labels. But I talked to owner Tony Magee this morning and he says he will follow his first instinct and [...]

By | July 23rd, 2013|0 Comments

Some more thoughts on Lagunitas…

My colleague Chris Coursey has some interesting reflections on Lagunitas founder/guru Tony Magee in his column this week, spurred by our article earlier this week about   the stink over the pot-slang term 420 with a brewer in Georgia. Incidentally, I spoke with a another senior official at the brewery on [...]

By | July 13th, 2013|0 Comments