Opening date for Lagunitas Chicago?

Discussion in 'Great Lakes' started by BrownAleMale, Dec 31, 2013.

  1. BrownAleMale

    BrownAleMale Dec 14, 2011 Wisconsin
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    Any word on a date this will open? Its been pushed back a lot and I haven't heard much other then a job fair about 2 weeks ago. Can't wait to check it out.
     
  2. SpunkyHopslammer

    SpunkyHopslammer Jan 18, 2011 Illinois

    The middle of February give or take a couple of days.
     
  3. jplopez21

    jplopez21 Nov 14, 2012 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    My friend just mentioned that a windy city rep told him that they are having private opening feb 4th and 5th.
     
  4. PlayaPlaya

    PlayaPlaya Sep 19, 2012 Illinois

    They had one of those a few months ago. . .
     
  5. SpunkyHopslammer

    SpunkyHopslammer Jan 18, 2011 Illinois

    They are having another one, I heard the same thing from one of my beer guys.
     
  6. BeerGreg

    BeerGreg May 17, 2013 Illinois
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    Remember when the initial private opening was? 4/20/13, I believe.
     
  7. TheRealPour

    TheRealPour Jan 29, 2009 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    Anyone going to this next Tuesday? Got an invite from a friend who works for their distro and am pretty amped. Lots of music and top-quality suds, I reckon.
     
  8. Cinephile

    Cinephile Sep 25, 2012 Michigan
    Beer Trader

    A crew of us from HopCat got the "distro" invite as well. We will be there, sounds like it's gonna be badass.
     
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  9. Vav

    Vav Jul 27, 2008 Illinois

    I'll be there.
     
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  10. beergurujr

    beergurujr Oct 27, 2003 Illinois

    Algonquin will be representing.
     
  11. ravot

    ravot Mar 20, 2012 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    longer than a half hour? Last time you were there (11/2012ish) I believe you snuck out (when they offered the tours). Never got a chance to say hello but you were gone.
    I didn't know about the upcoming event next week, Now i gotta ask my folks about this one so i can get in again through the special invite. was such a fun event last time.
    [​IMG]
     
  12. Vav

    Vav Jul 27, 2008 Illinois

    Gotta tell ya man, if you wanna say hi, i'm really not all that hard to find :p

    But yes, i should be milling about most of the evening. If all goes according to plan, i'll be sitting on my saddle seat.
     
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  13. ravot

    ravot Mar 20, 2012 Illinois
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    rereading my post, it sounds like i know you, or you know me, my bad. we don't. other than on here but yeah, wanted to do something a little more formal to meet ya. next time!
     
  14. ravot

    ravot Mar 20, 2012 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    I just sent my RSVP today, hopefully they'll take it as yesterday was the last day. So we'll see on Tuesday.
    Oh man i can't wait. i'm giving one of them my homer simpson ass grove.
     
  15. ravot

    ravot Mar 20, 2012 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    Looks like I might be out of luck on this one. bummer.
    For those that RSVP'ed. How fast was the response to get your tickets?
     
  16. Vav

    Vav Jul 27, 2008 Illinois

    I still havent gotten my tix yet.
     
  17. ravot

    ravot Mar 20, 2012 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    Thanks!
    Looks like I jumped the gun. Patience is a virtue. I did it early am yesterday and I thought the auto reply said get your tickets today. A new hope.
     
  18. a_l_e_x

    a_l_e_x Oct 20, 2012 Illinois

    From the man himself Tony M. said it looks like a 1st water only test brew on 2/22 and 1st beer within a week. He's guessing Taproom by mid March.

    See you all at the Party Tuesday.
     
  19. RWNay

    RWNay Oct 7, 2010 Illinois
    Subscriber

    I assume that this is a private party and us regular folk can't go? I can't seem to find any information on their site or with a quick search.
     
  20. ravot

    ravot Mar 20, 2012 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    just giving a reference to the other folks. y'all should look at his previous tweets/pictures. looking killer.
    https://twitter.com/lagunitasT/status/429261196055683072
    Yeah it's a private party per se. the invitees could bring guests though.

    i imagine they'll have a grand opening to the public though.
     
  21. RWNay

    RWNay Oct 7, 2010 Illinois
    Subscriber

    Thanks for the info ravot, I hope you all have a blast!!

    I look forward to the grand opening, whenever that is....
     
  22. ravot

    ravot Mar 20, 2012 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    tickets came through, this should be fun.
     
  23. Kokobeann

    Kokobeann Jan 22, 2014 Illinois

    Anyone going? My GM at work, and another coworker were invited by a Lags rep. and we just printed out our tickets today. I'm not exactly sure what is supposed to be going on that night though. Is it a tasting? Or just opening for distributors?
     
  24. ravot

    ravot Mar 20, 2012 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    i'll be going. it's more than a tasting. celebration/party. they'll have performers too. this is their second party and their first was pretty fun. they can definitely throw a party, just like Revolution can.
     
  25. FATKIDREVOLUTION

    FATKIDREVOLUTION May 16, 2011 Illinois

    I am imagining there will be fire eaters and acrobats and lions and tigers and bears ! And if that does not happen, the windy City Rollers are doing a skating exhibition! Yessssssssss.
     
  26. teledeluxe

    teledeluxe Nov 21, 2013 Illinois
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    WCR has a "Hula Hoop Girl" connection that is pretty amazing.

    Wish I was invited to this thing.
     
  27. Vav

    Vav Jul 27, 2008 Illinois

    WCR indeed will be there. My wife will be jumping over stuff.

    And the WCR "Hula Hoop Girl" is Dizzy Lizzie, and she's awesome.
     
  28. PlayaPlaya

    PlayaPlaya Sep 19, 2012 Illinois

    Anybody here besides Vav gonna make it?

    I managed to snag a ticket, just hope I'll see some other BA members there and not just a bunch of old folks I don't know.
     
  29. Cinephile

    Cinephile Sep 25, 2012 Michigan
    Beer Trader

    On our way!
     
  30. Vav

    Vav Jul 27, 2008 Illinois

    Hey cool, my hangover is gone...
     
  31. burica2020

    burica2020 Nov 17, 2009 Illinois

    seriously, how am I in the guild, know about 50 people there, yet somehow at home drinking by myself. Not one person I know wanted me as their plus one....turns out I must be an awful person.
     
  32. Cinephile

    Cinephile Sep 25, 2012 Michigan
    Beer Trader

    Don't worry, you're only missing scantily clad women, epic sizes fermenters, all you can drink buffets, and jam bands. Ok... it's fun
     
  33. burica2020

    burica2020 Nov 17, 2009 Illinois

    Wait, jam bands????? That's ok, I'll stay at home.
     
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  34. ravot

    ravot Mar 20, 2012 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    actually, it was a plus two event. /debbie downer
     
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  35. JRBecks

    JRBecks Apr 3, 2012 Illinois

    Was there any talk last night about a date the brewery/taproom will be open to the public?
     
  36. ravot

    ravot Mar 20, 2012 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    They mentioned April.
     
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  37. Vav

    Vav Jul 27, 2008 Illinois

    Nothing official, but I'd guess April.
     
  38. JakeT469

    JakeT469 Jan 13, 2012 Colorado

    Then April will turn into July, then July will turn to October and before ya know it we will be looking at a 2015 opening.
     
  39. mishuggah

    mishuggah Jul 14, 2009 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    Show off.
     
  40. end_27

    end_27 Sep 23, 2012 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    That is sort of true, but Lagunitas had to break through a lot of red tap. With them being such a large facility from what I understand, and talking to people who are working close with the head honchos is they had to have so much water available per square inch in case of a fire and verify and obtain permits. Which anyone who does business in Chicago knows...that isn't always easy, because you gotta grease those wheels for them to turn.

    Anyway I could care less. I'm excited that they're opening soon. My buddy @Lkoro who went to the party last night said it looks amazing.
     
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