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1280 North McDowell Boulevard
Petaluma CA 94954
Telephone: +1 707-769-4495
Hours: Wednesday-Friday 3:00pm-9:00pm, Saturday-Sunday 1:00pm-9:00pm.
Brewer: Jeremy Marshall
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Notes

Opened: 1994

Annual Production: 480,000 bbl

Contributors: Diane Crawford, Arash Shahzadi, Jim Jacobs, Kevin Robinson

I'm told that they produce "house brands" for some Bay Area restaurants, but I don't have any specifics. A big mahalo to Lagunitas' own Sean Silvera and Steve the Anonymous Coordinator Guy for sending most of the bottled beers I've reviewed here. The labels alone are worth the price of the bottle...the excellent beers are a bonus!

We at the Lagunitas Brewing Company believe in the three Great Principles of Craft Brewing. 1) Always be true to your school. 2) Never use the word Autolysis in public. 3) Be obsequious, and live in a swamp.

Updated: September 10, 2015

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Beer List

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    6.60% abv.
    • Date: September 29, 2008 (#7388)
      Package: bottled
      Place: Liquid Solutions, Tigard OR
      Score: 16½ points
      Appearance (3)
      Golden. Low head.
      Aroma (3)
      Floral, fruity — peaches and pears and citrus.
      Mouthfeel (8)
      Medium body, really fizzy. Sweet malt and fruity hops, very mildly bitter. Very "Belgian Pale Ale"-y.
      Overall Impression (2½)
      The label is eminently nonsensical.

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    9.90% abv.
    • Date: July 11, 2008 (#7165)
      Package: bottled
      Place: Liquid Solutions, Tigard OR
      Score: 17 points
      Appearance (3)
      Bright amber-brown. Thick head.
      Aroma (3)
      Intense brown sugar. Spicy, fruity hops.
      Mouthfeel (9)
      Thick and sweet and smooth and malty, with a nice alcohol burn. Mild fruity hop flavor in the finish.
      Overall Impression (2)

  • Classic Irish-Style Dry Stout
    • Date: May 15, 1996 (#1478)
      Package: bottled
      Place: from the brewery
      Score: 17 points
      Overall Impression (3)
      Pretty black, red around the edges, good head. Coffee nose, with hops. Thick and roasty. Roasty bitterish finish. "Contains no known actual insects...add to taste."

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    Coffee Flavored Beer
    • Date: May 1, 1995 (#910)
      Package: nitrogenated
      Place: The HopYard, Pleasanton CA
      Score: 19 points
      Overall Impression (3½)
      Black, thick nitro-tap head. Oooooo...great coffee nose. Sweet, coffee flavors. Coffee all the way through the finish.

  • Imperial or Double Red Ale
    7.70% abv.

  • Dog Town Pale Ale
    American-Style Pale Ale
    6.20% abv.
    Awards:

  • Gnarly Wine
    Barley Wine-Style Ale

  • Gold
    American-Style Pale Ale

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    Hairy Eyeball
    Barley Wine-Style Ale
    8.80% abv.

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    Hop Stoopid
    Imperial or Double India Pale Ale
    8.00% abv.

  • Imperial Stout
    Sweet Stout or Cream Stout
    8.20% abv.

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    IPA
    American-Style India Pale Ale
    Awards:

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    Kill Ugly Radio
    Imperial or Double India Pale Ale
    7.80% abv.

  • Lagunator Solstice Ale
    American-Style Pale Ale

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    Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale
    American-Style India Pale Ale
    7.50% abv.

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    Lucky 13 Anniversary Release
    Imperial or Double Red Ale
    8.30% abv.

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    Lumpy Gravy
    Other Strong Beer

  • Maximus Ale
    American-Style India Pale Ale
    Awards:

  • Oat-Brewed Equinox Pale Bock Style Ale
    Specialty Beer

  • Peach Wheat
    Garden (Fruit Wheat) Beer

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    Pils
    Bohemian-Style Pilsener
    6.00% abv.

  • Red
    American-Style Amber/Red Ale

  • Ruben and the Jets
    Imperial Stout

  • Rye Porter
    American-Style Rye Beer

  • ScareCity Rye Cocoa Porter
    Chocolate/Cocoa Flavored Beer

  • Sirius
    American Lager/Ale or Cream Ale
    7.60% abv.

  • Sucks
    American-Style India Pale Ale
    7.85% abv.

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    Undercover Investigation Shut-Down Ale
    Imperial or Double India Pale Ale
    9.28% abv.

  • Wheat
    Light American Wheat Beer with Yeast

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    Wilco Tango Foxtrot / WTF
    Other Strong Beer
    7.80% abv.

  • XS
    6.90% abv.