Lagunitas Ale, India Pale
Beer speaks. Keep it dark. Using only ingredients found in breweries. People mumble. Genuinely microbrewed in Sonoma County. Est. 1993 A.D. Thanks for choosing to spend the near future with this special handmade ale. We at the brewery dig this IPA in a big way. We have been making it this way since 1994 and hope you will feel as good about drinking it as we do about brewing it. We get to enjoy about 16 days at each batch. From the moment of conception in the Mash Tun, through gestation in the vast expanse of the fermentation cellar to the daily c-section performed in the filtration department; all the way to the moment of matriculation into glass and kegs on the alter of the two filling lines when it finally moves out and gets a job - whereupon we clean the crud out of its room and start all over again. You, however, will only enjoy the company of this ale for a few minutes and then a while longer as it insinuates itself into your brain and liver on its round-trip back to the ocean of lost beers forever. Enjoy it while you can and don't worry - we'll make more. Proactive eco-source: sustainable packaging accentuates clean environment. If you are ever in the San Francisco area, we hope you'll stop by to visit the brewery in Petaluma and have a beer with us - we do tours every weekday at 3 pm. To get to the brewery, just head north on the road at the corner just before you get out of town. Proceed west past the big tree but before you get to the grade school and keep going until you get to the Slaughson Avenue cutoff. Stay to the left and look for the Dairy Queen. Just before you get to the DQ (you will see the old DQ on the right first) there is a driveway on the left. Don't turn in there, but go to the next one on the right and go all the way down towards town. The highway entrance is on the right so merge into that lane and continue for a few more miles west. You're not real close yet, but watch for the Old Bridge Road turn-off. That exist is closed but the one just before it is still good. You can get off there, or take the second right after the 3-way intersection and bear left after the Clown Alley hair place, but maybe not. In any case you should stay to the right until you get to the second stop sign. Pull into the right lane at McDowell Blvd. and park - because you'll have to walk back three blocks. You should be able to see the brewery from there but if you can't go to - www.Lagunitas.com/contactua/index.html to get the bird's-eye low down, whatever that means. See you soon - cheers! Brewed in Sonoma County.