About Lagunitas

From points distant and beyond we all converged on Petaluma in 1993 and '94 with an unenunciated desire to be more than we were before. The core of Lagunitas came from Chicago, St Louis, Memphis, Walker Creek, and the highlands of Quincy.

The Chicago contingent initiated the brewing and the gravitational effect of its suchness did the rest. We all loved the beer but the mission was larger than the ordinary joy of a hoppy-sweet quaff. It was driven unseen by an urge to communicate with people, to find our diasporidic tribe, and to connect with other souls adrift on a culture that had lost its center and spun its inhabitants to the four winds to wander lost and bereft with a longing to re-enter the light. Beer, we have learned, has always been a good lubricant for social intercourse!

The Lagunitas Brewing Co. was not so much an act of ordinary 'foundling' as it was willed into being by the unspoken desire of supportive beer-lovers in Northern California after which they continued to nurture their creation and urged us forward to fulfill the unifying needs of that same beer-loving diaspora from coast to coast and beyond. It is good to have friends!

We Brew in 2 Great Cities

Tours every freakin’ day

  • 1PM
  • 3PM
  • 5PM

Our TapRooms are located at our breweries and always have great food, exclusive beers, and daily live music. Stop by the Schwag shop to RSVP for tasting tours.

TapRoom Menu & Music Schedule

Gotta be 21+ for our tasting tours (or under 2ish). Please bring your ID or passport (or you won't get a beer).

Dogs of Lagunitas

Spotted inside #LagunitasChicago — Amazing haircut by @vipjme on the noggin' of Juan Alvarez. Whoa!

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This DogDay afternoon is #SumpinWild ... Or it will be after a nap. Or two.

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Cheers to fans David Hale & Ryan Buchter for this amazing #lucky13 bottle cap art. Whoa!

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