Brewery of the season
This brewery of the season is Lagunitas Brewing Company. Lagunitas started brewing in 1993. Several friends got together and decided to brew some good beer in northern California. The brewery has a cool history, from a St Patrick's Day massacre to troubles with the federal label police. The website has some interesting bits of the history of the brewery. The owner, Tony, is a great storyteller and writes everything you see on the brewery's bottles and six packs.The censored ale got its name as a result of the federal label police not understanding "Kronic" which they were convinced was a sneaky way of promoting pot smoking. The 'massacre' was about the new tasting area not having "control" over the patrons. There were undercover agents involved and thus a new beer was born "Undercover Ale". For many more stories check out the 'stories' page on Lagunitas.com. These guys have come a long way, now going global as described in the introduction section of this newsletter. Did I mention that they make some great brews? Try the latest, Lagunitas Sucks - Cheers!