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Lagunitas Citrusinensis Pale Ale (with Blood Orange) Ships

Lagunitas Citrusinensis Pale Ale

Lagunitas Citrusinensis Pale Ale is ready to ship, joining the brewery’s OneHitter 2015 Series.

To create Lagunitas Citrusinensis Pale Ale, the brewery took fresh Sanguinello blood oranges, concentrated the juice (without heat), and added it to a “wheatier” edition of Lagunitas New Dogtown Pale Ale. The result is a citrusy pale ale with even more citrus.

Other releases in the OneHitter Series include January’s Rye Cocoa Porter, High West-ified Imperial Stout, and Waldo’s Special Ale.

Lagunitas Citrusinensis Pale Ale was bottle this week (of June 6th). Available in 12oz bottles and draft.

Style: Pale Ale (w/ Blood Orange)
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft. Seasonal release.
Release: Early June, 2015

?? ABV

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Lagunitas Equinox Looks To Return More Than a Decade Later

Lagunitas Equinox

Lagunitas Equinox was first brewed in 1995. By our best estimates, the beer struck around until around 2003/2004. Lagunitas looks to bringing Equinox back in the near future.

Equinox is a “pale oat ale” brewed with a heavy dose of oats. This re-brew will be a bit stronger than the last round, up to 8.4%, from 6.4%.

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Lagunitas Equinox will be available in 22oz bottles.

Style: Imperial Pale Ale
Availability: 22oz Bottles
Release: TBA

8.4% ABV

Posted in Headlines, Lagunitas

Lagunitas Founder Tweets He’s Dropping Sierra Nevada Suit

Lagunitas founder Tony Magee is one of the most open craft brewery owners on social media. He’s always sharing his thoughts about brewery ownership, and even legal matters on Twitter.

This evening he states he learned a lesson in regards to today’s news about Lagunita’s infringement suit again Sierra Nevada. The court of public opinion is a rough one.

Tony Magee mentioned 140 characters at a time that he was testing the waters to see how legally defensible his trademarks for IPA actually are. As “the worst day in the 23 years of Lagunitas” he plans on dropping the infringment suit against Sierra Nevada as early as Wednesday, January 14th.


Posted in Ballast Point Brewing, Brooklyn Brewing, Headlines, Lagunitas, Sam Adams, Stone Brewing Co., SweetWater Brewing

Delta Airlines Expands Craft Beer Offerings

Delta Airlines is expanding local craft beer options on many of their domestic routes. 

Now you can fine Ballast Point Brewing, Brooklyn Brewery, Lagunitas, Newburyport Brewing Company, Stone Brewing Company, SweetWater Brewery, Blue Point Brewing* and Samuel Adams.

Those looking for tasty beer treats in the sky, you find regional beers on Delta’s West Coast Shuttle between Los Angeles and San Francisco; between New York-LaGuardia and Boston, Washington-Regan National and Chicago-O’Hare; on Delta’s transcontinental routes between New York-JFK and Los AngelesSan Francisco and Seattle; and on flights between Atlanta and New York-LaGuardia, Washington-Reagan National and Dulles, OrlandoFt. LauderdaleMiamiTampa and New Orleans. Samuel Adams is available on all other domestic routes in the U.S.

*Blue Point was recently purchased by Anheuser-Busch InBev.

Posted in Coming Soon, Headlines, Lagunitas

Lagunitas NightTime Ale in April

If you are going to brew an opposing beer to Lagunitas DayTime IPA, what would you brew? Night Time Ale of course.

The label description make a reference to the separation of the light and the dark (not Star Wars style) but more the difference in life during the day, and life at night.

That’s why Night Time Ale is different too – A black IPA. A beer for midnight. Or 2 am. You’ll see this offering in April, 2014.

Style: Black IPA
Availability: 22oz Bombers, Draft. April-June

8.6% ABV, 76 IBUs

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Lagunitas Fusion #19 with Beer Street Journal [VIDEO]

In early January, Beer Street Journal got a unique opportunity to travel to Petaluma, California to brew with Lagunitas. On the docket? Lagunitas Fusion #19.

The brewery’s Fusion Series is string of collaborations Lagunitas does with various distributors, bars, etc from around the country. This one was different. This one was about the music.

This is Couch Trippin’ Fusion #19. Where music meets craft beer. This a new spin on a beer collaboration. The brew day was full of some pretty amazing up and coming bands and a few beer writers. We brewed a “mother beer” or base beer that will be blended into various barrels. Mother beer is an amber beer week dry hopped with Nelson Savin and Mosaic hops. In true California fashion, we vaporized various hops to get a feel for which hops nuanced the beer the best. You literally inhale (a bit like you would something else!) the aromas from the bag. Trust me, you’ll know hops after this.

The amber base has been split off into a four editions, each blended with a barrel aged beer. I.e. Four Fusion #19’s. As you can see above, Beer Street Journal’s is blended with Pinot Nior Aged Wild Ale with Brettanomyces.

These special small batch versions are headed to four different Couch Trippin’ shows in Nashville, Washington D.C., San Francisco, Denver, leading up to a very unofficial blowout during Austin’s South By Southwest.

Beer Street Journal’s version is headed to Nashville, Tennesee on February 27. Come throw down.

Special thanks to Lagunitas for this opportunity! It was an amazing way to kick off 2014.

Check out these shows coming up…
Nashville 2/27: Shakey Graves & Those Darlins w/David Mayfield Parade
Tapping: CouchTrippin’ Fusion: Brett Pinot Oaked
Made with the helping hands of Consequence of Sound and Beer Street Journal.

D.C. March 4: J. Roddy Walston & The Business w/ The So So Glos
Tapping: CouchTrippin’ Fusion: Oaked w/ High West Manhattan
Made with the helping hands of Brightest Young Things and DC Beer.

San Fran March 5: The Mowgli’s w/ Tumbleweed Wanderers and the Cocktails
Tapping: CouchTrippin’ Fusion: Oaked with High West Whiskey|
Made with the helping hands of The Mowgli’s, Tumbleweed Wanderers and Kim’s Bay Brews.

Denver March 7: Allen Stone w/You Me & Apollo, Desert Noises
Tapping: CouchTrippin’ Fusion: Oaked with High West Boulevardier
Made with the helping hands of Allen Stone, FILTER Magazine & Good Beer Hunting.

Austin March 12: Allen Stone, The Mowgli’s, J. Roddy Walston & The Business Shakey Graves, Those Darlins w/ Alice Drinks the Koolaid
Tapping: CouchTrippin’ Fusion: Dry Hopped w/Nelson Sauvin & Mosaic
Made with the helping hands of Allen Stone, The Mowgli’s, Tumbleweed Wanderers, FILTER Magazine, Consequence of Sound, Brightest Young Things, Kim’s Bay Brews, Beer Street Journal and Good Beer Hunting.


Posted in Lagunitas, Seasonal Return

Lagunitas Hairy Eyeball Bombers Arrive

Lagunitas Hairy Eyeball fan? The brewery’s November release has arrived in bombers. The beer is an American strong ale.

A roasty, toasty, malty, hangover-halting beer. Especially formulated for when you wake up feelin’ like you need to shave your eyeballs to see the new day.

Style: American Strong Ale
Availability: 22oz bombers. November seasonal.

9.4% ABV 56 IBUs

Pic via @GreensBeer