Lagunitas founder chats about Chicago, IPA and farmers

lagunitas brewing logoLagunitas Brewing founder, Tony Magee, joined the Beer Sessions Radio podcast in New York on Tuesday to talk a little about the company’s history among other odds and ends. A few notes…

Re-iterates that the company will be at 1.4 million barrels of capacity between the Petaluma and Chicago plants when all is said and done. Will brew at a rate of 200,000 barrels out of the gate in Chicago.

Left open the door that they could eventually can their beer but stood pat that they will be one of the last to do so.

Hasn’t renewed a contract with a hop dealer in past 3-4 years, now dealing directly with farmers. Wants to bring Chicago brewers into the mix in dealing directly with farmers.

IPA recipe is largely unchanged from when it was re-introduced save for the addition of a relatively small amount of Simcoe.

Breweries:

email newsletter signup box anonymous tip form

2 thoughts on “Lagunitas founder chats about Chicago, IPA and farmers

  1. “Left open the door that they could eventually can but stood pat that they will be one of the last to do so.”

    huh?

Leave a Reply