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Lagunitas: “You Built It, Now Brew In It”

Lagunitas Brewing (Petaluma, CA) is adding a wheaty offering soon – “Bavarian Styled Doppel Weizen.”  Obviously German influenced, this beer is acollaboration with the Freistaat Bayern Brothers, founders of ROLEC.  ROLEC is a German based company that built the Lagunitas brewhouse, in addition equipment at Victory Brewing, Brooklyn, Magic Hat, Firestone Walker, Stone, North Coast & more.

In far-away 2006, in a beer hall in Philly, at the end of a long road, we shared our first beer with a Friestat Bayern Brewer enharmonically named Wolfgang. At stake, over a Prima Pils, was whether or not Lagunitas would purchase from him a new 80bbl brewhouse. It was a lot of money. Playing Silenus to my Brewery’s chariot, together- with the benefit of the Pils- we forded the emotional-economic crevasse and commissioned the brewhouse. Unforseeable at the time would be the need for even more brewing capacity today in extra-local 2011. So, for the sixth time in our short history, we lurch down that increasingly familiar road towards a new 250 barrel brewhouse. The actual installation, beginning in November, will bear a stong resemblance to a heart transplant, on an awake patient, performed on the backside of a galloping horse, or at very least in tow behind Dionysus’ trustworthy Silenus. Some is good, more is better. The good new is; it’s still us! Call Us. 707-769-4495.”

Style: [Verifying]
Availability: 22oz bombers. Draft.
Arrival: Tentative – June, 2011
8.5% ABV