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Festival Insider: Lagunitas
Lagunitas Brewing Company was founded in 1993 by Tony Magee, and quickly stormed the craft beer scene with its delicious pilsners, red ales and a multitude of IPAs. They are known for iconoclastic interpretations of traditional beer styles, and irreverent descriptive text and stories on their packaging.
Since the mid-2000s, Lagunitas has been one of the fastest-growing craft breweries in the United States, increasing from 27,000 barrels in 2004 to 106,000 barrels in 2010. As of 2014, Lagunitas is the fifth top selling craft brewery in the US.
Craft beer drinkers love the brewery for its tasty concoctions and eccentric history. The Censored Copper Ale, for example, was originally named “The Kronik,” which was rejected by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms due to the reference to marijuana. A “Censored” sticker was placed on the label, which was then deemed acceptable.
May 21st, 2014