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Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Beer Stats:
Active Beers: 107
Beer Ratings: 63,125
Beer Avg: 3.91

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BA SCORE
98
world-class

202 Ratings
Ratings: 202
Reviews: 58
rAvg: 4.43
pDev: 9.93%
$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

1280 North McDowell Boulevard
Petaluma, California, 94954
United States
phone: (707) 769-4495

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @lagunitasbruhws

Notes:
Now featuring a new outdoor beer garden with light snacks and music

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hayesjw

California

4.31/5  rDev -2.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$

The brewery consistantly has in-house ale and lager offerings you can only dream become available at your saloon or beer hall.

The recent renovations to outdoor seating include built in heat lamps and attractive sun shades to welcome guest to enjoy all seasons. The lively and attentive staff indoors and outside are friendly and greet all whether attending the music venue, brewery tour, gift shop with offsale beer, or pet and children friendly patio.

Peanuts and water are provided liberaly. However, I encourage you to dine on site. Rotating menu selectons include local Sonoma County sourced ingredients.

The beer remains the reason to return and enjoy this community geared, responsible company generous with its donations to local events.

04-27-2013 02:58:58 | More by hayesjw
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SpdKilz

Illinois

4.14/5  rDev -6.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | $$

Stopped by here quickly on my way from SF to Santa Rosa for the PtY release this past February.

Stopped in on a Thursday at around 3:00pm. Wow, it was crowded already. The atmosphere was great - everyone was having a good time, everyone was relaxed, everyone was drinking.

The service was a bit sub-par. It took me a while to get my beer/samplers, but overall it was fine.

The selection was good - I hate when breweries don't have anything special of theirs on tap at their own tap room. Here, they had a few special BA beers, and I actually tried the BA Gnarly which was fantastic. The price was reasonable as well.

I would have liked to have stayed here a bit longer, and hopefully will in the future.

04-19-2013 18:07:42 | More by SpdKilz
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MilwaukeeCrusher

Wisconsin

3.33/5  rDev -24.8%
vibe: 1.5 | quality: 5 | service: 1.5 | selection: 4 | $$

Wow was this placed packed. As I was told happens weekly during the warm time of year, the brewery was playing host to some bands. While generally this is a good thing, there were logistical issues about; with overcrowding, and difficulty in getting a beer at the forefront.

I was told this night they couldn't so samplers which I had hoped to do. With so many options, it would be a very slippery slope had I been made to try a glass of everything that looked interesting and it would have defeated the purpose of tasting it: any objectivity would be gone.

After two glasses I left. Sorry Lagunitas... you are one of my favorite breweries in the country, probably top 5. But if you want to do things like this you need a bigger place. I wouldn't mind giving it another try but I don't know when I will be in Petaluma again. Maybe I'll check out the pub in Chicago when it opens.

As for now, much too much.

03-15-2013 23:10:29 | More by MilwaukeeCrusher
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PORTerCITY

California

4.55/5  rDev +2.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5 | $

I really enjoyed visiting this brewery. The atmosphere was great, friendly and the Lagunitas staff was not only professional but very knowledgeable. Service was great, seated and served almost instantly. I had just came from Russian River for the Pliny The Younger release (seemed less than 15 miles away), so after waiting 5 1/2 hours in line for Younger, the serving and seating was excellent. I had a few of there bottled beers, the cappuccino stout is okay, wasn't the biggest fan of there bottled beers, but have to say there on tap selection is underrated! The gnarly wine, as well as the barrel aged imperial stout is great!!! It's too bad the don't put either in growlers for you. Overall i enjoyed the experience there and will not hesitate to go there again, if in the area. Truthfully the only reason i would be in that area of California is to go to Russian River, but will pass by Lagunitas again if in that area.!!!

02-14-2013 01:57:22 | More by PORTerCITY
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Salena


4.28/5  rDev -3.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | $

Had a great time at this place, went on a tour with my bf and we laughed the entire time. These people really know how to have a good time, we were shown all around and enjoyed some story time in the upstairs lounge, which had so much memorabilia to keep the eye entertained. Tastings that were never ending and the band played on and on! Can't wait to go back to see what's new and take another walk through this growing brewery. I have to say that for such a small brewery they have so much to choose from. Impressed.

09-04-2012 23:34:50 | More by Salena
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elNopalero

Texas

4.7/5  rDev +6.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $

I’ve had the joy of seeing Lagunitas grow over the course of the past decade, visiting periodically every year or so, and they’re certainly deserving of all the success they’ve had to date.

They call this place a beer sanctuary and boy does it live up to its name… It’s like an oasis from the city, and even from the industrial park where Lagunitas is headquartered. Outdoor picnic tables, some barstools inside, and a 300-person concert grounds adjoining it make for pure nirvana.

On my last visit I sat down to wait for the tour and they brought out water, peanuts and pretzels almost immediately. Absolutely love, love, love it here.

Music every day. Outdoor concert garden. Sunny weather. And fantastic folks. Everyone is laid back, friendly, and maybe just a tad bit eccentric. But in a good way.

They keep their regulars on tap year round and release seasonal and one-offs on occasion. Every Thursday (at 4:20, natch) is a cask selection. I can’t comment on the quality of the food but they have plenty of options (in sandwich form). Come here for the beers, for the music, for the good vibes. I know I’ll be back.

08-06-2012 07:19:13 | More by elNopalero
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WeedKing4

Ontario (Canada)

4.33/5  rDev -2.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$

Stopped here while in the San Francisco area. Great selection of their beers on tap. I focused on the specialty beers and tried their Gueuze and BA Gnarly Wine. THe Gueuze was amazing! Great service, and the food was also very tasty. Was supplied with pretzels as soon as I was seated. Loved their pork sliders! There was a tour available as well, but I was just there to drink the beer. Bought some clothing with me too. Great place overall and glad I was able to stop by and see it. Places like this make me hate Canada a lot, for beer.

05-12-2012 02:36:02 | More by WeedKing4
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Belize2000

Washington

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$

I have visited Lagunitas Brewing Co. 3 times and highly recommend it thy have a great tour and are kid and pet friendly, Great educational and fun Tour first half of the tour was about Lagunitas history second half was about brewing make the 3:00 tour you get free tasting I just loved the whole tour, the food was not bad I liked it but I went for there BEER the whole staff was friendly and very knowledgable about beer

I am talking any pet and any kid but the pet and the kid must be friendly LOL.

02-27-2012 22:04:37 | More by Belize2000
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jeffjeff1

California

3.53/5  rDev -20.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 2 | $$

I went to Lagunitas Brewery with my wife today as a Valentine's Day gift for me. We got there and it was extremely packed. We couldn't even find a seat right away. As soon as we found one we rushed in on it. There were a few parties there and lots of douchebags. The beer was excellent as always but the food wasn't that good. Food was very mediocre. I had the reuben and it was very plain. I didn't even feel like finishing it. Service was excellent though. I loved the service. Waitress got a huge tip. We also went on the tour and that was very entertaining. The tourguide had a lot of jokes and the smell of hops from the hop silo was just super. I had a wonderful time and would love to go back but I will go back just for the beer and on a weekday too.

02-19-2012 04:33:27 | More by jeffjeff1
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beerwolf77

Wisconsin

3.8/5  rDev -14.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | $$

Yet another stop on the beer and wine extravaganza for me and the wife. The first thing you notice is the killer outdoor seating area. Unfortunately it was raining when we were there so we opted to sit inside. Small homey bar feel. Packed with locals. It seemed like everyone knew each other. The taps were pretty much standard Laqunitas stuff. They did have a nitro coffee stout which of course we ordered. Love that they serve in the mason jar glassware. Bar tender was friendly and made sure we never had empty glasses. The food looked good. however we had just eaten so we passed.

Overall a nice place to hang out and enjoy some Lagunitas offerings.

02-15-2012 02:06:59 | More by beerwolf77
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