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A wet-hopped beer in May: Lagunitas Born Again Yesterday

Lagunitas Born Again Yesterday

Lagunitas has Born Yesterday, a beer brewed with wet hops flown in from Yakima, Washington and thrown in the brew kettle within 24 hours. It’s a real treat if you snag it fresh.The beer is massively aromatic, dank, bitter; all the things you want in a fresh hopped IPA that is sadly only available once a year. No need to wait until late summer for your next fix, because Lagunitas Born Again Yesterday has arrived.

The brewery boasts some kind of expensive, proprietary technology that has allowed them to preserve the wet hops (making them wet all year). That means they don’t have to wait for the next harvest to create “Born”. While hops are just starting to sprout, you can have a beer that tastes like the coming harvest.

Ours is a homegrown process of time dilation for the delicate hop cone that the flower doesn’t even perceive and so delivers its still newborn self to our kettle months and months after its birth. Questing has no end and we are still tweaking our process but we hope you find this mid-summer anachronism to be as satisfying as we do.

Lagunitas Born Again Yesterday is a limited release, unfiltered  “wet-hopped” beer, available in 12 ounce bottles and draft.

Style: IPA
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft.
Latest Release: May, 2017

7.5% ABV

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Lagunitas Fandom Ale available nationwide at Buffalo Wild Wings

Lagunitas Fandom Ale

Lagunitas Fandom Ale is available at Buffalo Wild Wings locations across the country. This wheat ale marks the 39th release of the “Fusion” craft beers series from Lagunitas. Fandom Ale will be the first offering in the series to be distributed nationwide.

Lagunitas designed Fandom Ale, a hoppy pale wheat ale, as a sessionable option for the avid sports fan.

Fandom Ale is the 39th of our ‘Fusion’ craft beers, a special series in which we brew unique recipes in batches with very special limited releases that reflect a true fusion of the creativity and ideas of our brand. We worked to come up with something approachable, interesting and fun for sports fans.” -Karen Hamilton

The beer developed after multiple surveys of Buffalo Wild Wings guests indicated their fan favorites are easy-drinking, full flavored, wheat beers and pale ales. Lagunitas describes Fandom Ale as a fusion of wheat beer and pale ale, with a subtle citrus aroma, and flavor that pairs well with Buffalo Wild Wings hot sauces and spices.

You can find Lagunitas Fandom Ale in over 1,200 Buffalo Wild Wings locations nationwide for a limited time, as well as various bars within typical Lagunitas distribution.

Style: Wheat Ale
Limited time, Buffallo Wild Wings  
November 2016

5.5% ABV

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Lagunitas Born Yesterday back for a 3rd year

Lagunitas Born Yesterday

Lagunitas Born Yesterday, the brewery’s fresh hop pale ale, is returning once again in 2016.

The Yakima Valley hops are flown in fresh for the brew day, in typical fresh-hop fashion, in the kettle in less than 24 hours. Last year, the beer was only brewed in Petaluma, California. Very few bottles got very far from the Golden State. starting in  2015, the beer was  brewed in Chicago as well, making the beer more widely available.

Lagunitas Born Yesterday features whole cone, un-kilned Mosaic, Equinox, Citra, Simcoe and Amarillo hops. The beer bottles and ships the same day.

The brewery announced today that Lagunitas Born Yesterday has been bottled, and already showing up on shelves.

Style: Pale Ale (Fresh Hopped)
Availability: 12oz Bottles. Limited Release
Latest Return: Mid-October, 2016

7.5% ABV

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Shelves: Lagunitas Tuberfest

Lagunitas Tuberfest

Lagunitas Tuberfest is now available. Part of the brewery’s “One-Hitter” series.

One thing you bank on with the Lagunitas One-Hitter Series – it’s random. Your year will go from hoppy, to sour, to something fest-y like Lagunitas Tuberfest.

Sierra Nevada takes the traditional route by collaborating for a second year with centuries old German breweries. Lagunitas went traditional too. At least until you get to the hop bill. This malt forward lager sets itself apart from other oktoberfest-style beers, thanks to the the ever-so-hot Idaho 7 hops. So many breweries are using them right now for some pretty amazing IPAs.

Why be like everyone else right?

What you’ll taste. Lagunitas Tuberfest is a head-on collision of a malty fest beer you’re chugging as fall rolls around, with the unique Idaho 7 hop. The result in your glass is perfectly put by the brewery… Zing-y. Plus a little bit boozy. 7.5% ABV if you’re asking. This is one fall lager that won’t be blending into the shelve anytime soon.

Lagunitas Tuberfest is available for a limited time in 12 ounce bottles and draft.

Style: Oktoberfest
Hops: Idaho 7

Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft.
Debut: September, 2016

7.5% ABV

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Lagunitas Stoopid Wit coming this month

Lagunitas Stoopid Wit bottle

Lagunitas Stoopid Wit will join the brewery’s seasonal lineup this month. A beer loosely based on a few styles.

This week we tried an early sample of this upcoming release. Lagunitas Stoopid Wit is a bit hoppy, like Hop Stoopid. It’s soft and wheat-y like a Belgian witbier. Let’s say it’s got a foot in both worlds.

This UNFILTERED Belgian-ish Wit-ly-esque-ish-ness brew features a dry twang of hoppy bitterness and is perfect for the summertime drinkin’!

Lagunitas Stoopid Wit will be a 12 ounce bottle and draft offering. More details coming soon.

Style: Witbier
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft.
Debut: July, 2016

?? ABV

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First Look: Lagunitas 12th of Never, the brewery’s 1st can

Lagunitas 12th of Never can

Lagunitas 12th of Never will officially be the brewery’s first canned offering. Above is a Beer Street Journal exclusive look at the new beer.

Tony Magee, the brewery’s founder, said a while ago that his brewery would be the last to ever can their beer. If you look at the current state of the brewing industry from the can perspective, he might be close. Canned offerings are tripling by the day.

Lagunitas 12th of Never is – surprise, surprise – a hop forward beer. Described as a “bitter-esque, pale-isa ale”. As we sit here drinking it for the first time, it truly is damn hop forward, walking a fine line between pale ale and IPA, kind of beer. A truly tasty beer for this nearly 100 degree start to the summer. Fans of Lagunitas Brewing’s bold hop flavor will be quite happy with this release year-round.

This is a blend of Old & New School hops that play bright citrus and rich tropical flavors, all on a solid stage of English puffed wheat. Light, yet full bodied… the Lagunitas 12th of Never Ale is everything about making hop forward beer expressed in a moderate voice. Pale, cold, lightly alcoholic, and bitter. It’s all we know.

Lagunitas 12th of Never – aka their first canned beer, arrives  in a twelver of 12-oz 12ths. Or. 12 ounce cans, in a 12 pack. First shipment drops in July.

Style: Pale Ale
Availability: 12oz Cans. Year-round
Debut: July, 2016

5.5% ABV