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Lagunitas To Open Brewery In Chicago!?!?!

Discussion in 'Beer News' started by Jason, Apr 10, 2012.

  1. Jason

    Jason BA Founder Staff Member

    Location:
    Massachusetts
  2. dsal89

    dsal89 Member

    Location:
    Indiana
    Just read this on beerpulse! Yes!


    However, i hope to god i dont have to wait until q4 of 2013 to see their beers in Indiana.
  3. Crazyale

    Crazyale Member

    Location:
    Virginia
    Is this where that 250 bbl brewhouse is going? Interesting times at Lagunitas.
  4. Vav

    Vav Member

    Location:
    Illinois
  5. SHODriver

    SHODriver Member

    Location:
    California
    interesting move, hopefully the bottom doesn't fall out of craft beer.
  6. fmccormi

    fmccormi Member

    Location:
    New York
    Unless I'm mistaken (always a possibility), this is a totally different 250 bbl brewhouse, in addition to the one in the Petaluma expansion. That was my impression, anyway.

    Those guys are on fire, apparently. My hope is that the Sierra Nevada, New Belgium, and Lagunitas expansions mainly help lower the price of their products (as opposed to saturating the market even worse than it is now). Sierra Nevada's already at a great pricepoint, and the other two are close—but if those three and hopefully others soon were all doing $8 sixers at basically any store in the country, they'd be taking and even bigger share out of the BMC market, which is fine by me. The big three can forfeit some of their market share to the little three (relatively speaking) and they'd be just fine.
  7. Jason

    Jason BA Founder Staff Member

    Location:
    Massachusetts
    I always forget how big they are ...

    Two words ... Brown Shugga'
  8. chanokokoro

    chanokokoro Member

    Location:
    Illinois
    Wow!...that's all I've got at the moment anyhow...:D
  9. fartmaster

    fartmaster Member

    Location:
    California
    sweet good to see the bombness spreading, treat em well chicago please...
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  10. bflattum

    bflattum Member

    Location:
    Minnesota
    Tony Magee just announced via twitter, full production brewery in Chi town. Hell yes, West Coast love in the Windy City!
  11. stevegoz

    stevegoz Member

    Location:
    Illinois
    Love it! A great addition to the Lake Michigan states brewing scene that I love so much!
  12. pschul4

    pschul4 Member

    Location:
    Illinois
    What will this change? I was under the impression we got most of Lagunita's beers anyway?
  13. bflattum

    bflattum Member

    Location:
    Minnesota
    Cheaper for the brewery to ship, fresher beer, more local jobs, larger craft presence in Chicago, lower carbon footprint...
    shufon, Retail1LO, hansgruber and 4 others like this.
  14. ravot

    ravot Member

    Location:
    Illinois
    wow awesome news. this is about 6 blocks from my place. can't wait! i even drive by there everyday after work, my route.
  15. emannths

    emannths Member

    Location:
    Massachusetts
    Lot's more info in this article. Including...

    * The first mash at the Chicago brewery is expected to take place in Q4 of 2013.
    * Location
    * Story about the former movie studio on that site.
    gustogasmic and ShogoKawada like this.
  16. vande

    vande Member

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    Illinois
    Sweetness!
  17. movingglass

    movingglass Member

    Location:
    Illinois
    Welcome Lagunitas and thank you
    Lantern likes this.
  18. mychalg9

    mychalg9 Member

    Location:
    Illinois
    Any idea on the location yet?
  19. emannths

    emannths Member

    Location:
    Massachusetts
    Scroll up 3 posts ;)
  20. JakeT469

    JakeT469 Member

    Location:
    Illinois
    Great news!! Welcome to Chicago. Anyone know if there will be a brewpub?
  21. litheum94

    litheum94 Member

    Location:
    California
    That's awesome. Good for them. Glad to see a hometown brewery continue to do well.
  22. Etan

    Etan Member

    Location:
    Wisconsin
    Holy lord Sheeba, that's great.
  23. thetomG

    thetomG Member

    Location:
    Illinois
    check this photo of the space... place is freaking MASSIVE! WOW. I'm pretty pumped about this!

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  24. matedog

    matedog Member

    Location:
    California
    I hope they don't use any aluminum materials in the construction of that building.
    tfs8271, fields336, Etan and 16 others like this.
  25. Treebs

    Treebs Member

    Location:
    Illinois
    It's going to be weird grabbing something brewed locally to drink and I'll have a Lagunitas in hand.
  26. CPditka

    CPditka Member

    Location:
    Illinois
    This is great news! Hopefully we get a Brewpub...
  27. sacrelicio

    sacrelicio Member

    Location:
    Minnesota
    Higher production, expansion into more of the eastern half of the US.
  28. averagejake872

    averagejake872 Member

    Location:
    Illinois
  29. emagdnim13

    emagdnim13 Member

    Location:
    Illinois
    THIS.
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  30. leedorham

    leedorham Member

    Location:
    Washington
    Yeah, they'd have access to all kinds of transportation channels. You can send anything anywhere from Chicago.
    Redrover and sacrelicio like this.
  31. fmccormi

    fmccormi Member

    Location:
    New York
    Truthball.
  32. yamar68

    yamar68 Member

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    Minnesota
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    Mother nature would be so proud...
  33. tjensen3618

    tjensen3618 Member

    Location:
    California
    Yes, they should replace any aluminum construction materials being used with glass ones...
    leprakhan and yamar68 like this.
  34. draheim

    draheim Member

    Location:
    Washington
    Out of curiosity, is it only West Coast breweries expanding east or are there also any East Coast/Midwest breweries expanding west? I can't think of any.
    Etan likes this.
  35. Lifeofbrian

    Lifeofbrian Member

    Location:
    Minnesota
    I believe you are correct. In a way the micro brewery started again in CA, OR, and Wash.
  36. jesskidden

    jesskidden Member

    Location:
    New Jersey
    This could be part of the reason (population density map of the US)

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    fields336, gustogasmic, Vav and 4 others like this.
  37. Lifeofbrian

    Lifeofbrian Member

    Location:
    Minnesota
    I wonder if we are in the beginning of a second new brewery arms race? IMO, that is the million dollar question.
  38. emannths

    emannths Member

    Location:
    Massachusetts
    Just to further this point, the mean center of population of the US is in Missouri, and the median center is in Indiana.
  39. draheim

    draheim Member

    Location:
    Washington
    That tells only part of the story. But I think the other part (more difficult to depict graphically, I'd need a timeline) is the earlier emergence/resurgence of craft beer in the West. If it were otherwise (or even equal) I'd expect East Coast/Midwest breweries would have been distributed and grown somewhat in proportion to the higher population density there.
  40. 2BDChicago

    2BDChicago Member

    Location:
    Illinois
    Huge props to Tony Magee for his hometown loyalty.

    To demonstrate my loyalty to Lagunitas, I promise to get hop stoopid much more frequently.
    leprakhan likes this.

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