Lagunitas Completes 15M Expansion
We just saw this in the North Bay Business Journal, this is great news for Lagunitas Brewing. We’re hoping to hear more about the move to Chicago as well. Here’s an excerpt with a link to the entire article. Cheers.
PETALUMA — After scrambling for months to keep up with skyrocketing national demand for its locally produced beer, Lagunitas Brewing Co. completed a four-fold, $15 million expansion of its Petaluma brewery in July.
The expansion will allow Lagunitas to produce up to 360,000 barrels a year, the latest benchmark for a growing craft brewer whose hop-laden beers helped launch a national fascination with strong and bitter brews.
“We were desperately short on beer at that point,” said Ron Lindenbusch, head of marketing for Lagunitas who works under the title “beer weasel.”
Last year, Lagunitas sold more than 160,000 barrels, Mr. Lindenbusch said. The brewery expects to sell more than 240,000 this year.