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Lagunitas To Open Brewery In Chicago!?!?!

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

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  1. Jason

    Jason Founder Aug 23, 1996 Massachusetts
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  2. dsal89

    dsal89 Jul 6, 2008 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 Feb 1, 2012 Virginia

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

    Vav Jul 27, 2008 Illinois

  5. SHODriver

    SHODriver Aug 13, 2010 Louisiana
    Beer Trader

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

    fmccormi Oct 24, 2010 Maine
    Beer Trader

    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 Founder Aug 23, 1996 Massachusetts
    Staff Moderator Site Editor Fest Crew Subscriber

    I always forget how big they are ...

    Two words ... Brown Shugga'
  8. chanokokoro

    chanokokoro Jan 31, 2012 Illinois

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

    fartmaster Dec 27, 2011 California

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

    bflattum Feb 11, 2012 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 May 5, 2008 Illinois
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    Love it! A great addition to the Lake Michigan states brewing scene that I love so much!
  12. pschul4

    pschul4 Jan 7, 2011 Illinois
    Beer Trader

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

    bflattum Feb 11, 2012 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 Mar 20, 2012 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    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 Sep 21, 2007 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 Jan 26, 2007 Illinois

  17. movingglass

    movingglass Jan 15, 2012 Illinois

    Welcome Lagunitas and thank you
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  18. mychalg9

    mychalg9 Apr 8, 2010 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    Any idea on the location yet?
  19. emannths

    emannths Sep 21, 2007 Massachusetts

    Scroll up 3 posts ;)
  20. JakeT469

    JakeT469 Jan 13, 2012 Colorado

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

    litheum94 Dec 29, 2008 California

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

    Etan Jul 11, 2011 Wisconsin

    Holy lord Sheeba, that's great.
  23. thetomG

    thetomG Feb 17, 2010 Illinois

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

  24. matedog

    matedog Jan 25, 2010 California
    Beer Trader

    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 Apr 18, 2011 Illinois

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

    CPditka Dec 19, 2011 Illinois
    Beer Trader

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

    sacrelicio Feb 15, 2005 Minnesota

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

    averagejake872 Apr 19, 2011 Illinois

  29. emagdnim13

    emagdnim13 Jan 18, 2011 Illinois

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  30. leedorham

    leedorham Apr 27, 2006 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 Oct 24, 2010 Maine
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  32. yamar68

    yamar68 Apr 1, 2011 Minnesota


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

    tjensen3618 Mar 23, 2008 California

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

    draheim Sep 18, 2010 Washington
    Beer Trader

    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 Nov 20, 2010 Minnesota

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

    jesskidden Aug 10, 2005 New Jersey

    This could be part of the reason (population density map of the US)

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

    Lifeofbrian Nov 20, 2010 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 Sep 21, 2007 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 Sep 18, 2010 Washington
    Beer Trader

    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 Nov 21, 2010 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    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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