Heineken to acquire full ownership of Lagunitas

Lagunitas Brewing Company, the Petaluma-based craft brewing icon that sold a 50-percent stake to Heineken last September, announced on their website this morning that they would transfer the other half of the ownership to Heineken as well. The Dutch firm is the second-largest brewing company in the world, with over 160 breweries in their portfolio. Lagunitas founder … [ Read more]

Lagunitas’ first-ever cans, 12th of Never, coming in July

Lagunitas once proudly proclaimed they’d be the last craft brewery in the country to can their beer. Well, apparently everyone else has started canning—because Lagunitas 12th of Never will arrive at your local liquor store wrapped in aluminum. “We decided that beer lovers think cans are cool and we recognize they can go places glass … [ Read more]

Sneak peak at the new Lagunitas Azusa expansion

On April 19, Lagunitas Brewing Co, the nation’s sixth largest craft brewing company, opened the doors of its new Azusa campus, reports California Brew Masters. The new Southern California campus spans three warehouse structures and is expected to put out around 1.8 million barrels of beer per year at full capacity. The buildings sit empty for now, but … [ Read more]

Brewers Association releases Top 50 Breweries list for 2015

The Brewers Association (BA) released its annual lists of the top 50 craft and overall brewing companies in the U.S., based on beer sales volume. Here are the top 10 largest craft breweries in the country: 1. D. G. Yuengling and Son, Inc (pictured, above) 2. Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams, Angry Orchard) 3. Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. … [ Read more]

Constellation Brands to buy Ballast Point for $1 Billion

Constellation Brands (NYSE: STZ) has announced the acquisition of San Diego-based Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits. Ballast Point filed paperwork with the SEC last month in preparation for taking the company public. Now, in lieu of an IPO, their quest for capital has been fulfilled in a deal valued at approximately $1 billion. This valuation for … [ Read more]

How Craft Breweries Can Achieve Scale from the Head of Sales & Marketing at Lagunitas

The craft brewery business is booming. As the industry expands, it’s harder than ever for up-and-coming breweries to make a name for themselves. You know how to make great beer, but do you know how to get people to drink it? The Vault at Bolstr.com sat down with Ron Lindenbusch, head of sales and marketing at Lagunitas, to … [ Read more]

The Mill: Dabbling, Kielbasas, 99-packs and More

The Mill is back to work, back to school, back to the grind. Now that September is upon us, it’s imperative to squeeze out every last ounce of summer. And what better way to do that than by coming to Midway Stadium this Saturday for the Summer Beer Dabbler? Events: Kramarczuk’s is holding their 5th … [ Read more]

Apple Valley Liquors Reviews Some Brews for October-November 2013

Apple Valley Liquor Municipal Store #3 5470 157th St. W Apple Valley, MN 55124 952-953-2525, ext. 3   Apple Valley Liquor 3 is the newest and largest craft beer destination store in the south metro. Established in 2008, our store can proudly profess to the largest selection of beer, wine & spirits south of the … [ Read more]

Q&A with Joe Swanberg — Director of ‘Drinking Buddies’

By Joseph Alton, @JoeAlton _ In the film Drinking Buddies Luke (Jake Johnson) and Kate (Olivia Wilde) work at a Chicago brewery. The two are quite fond of one another, but both are involved in relationships with other respective partners. A complicated and intricate love story ensues. The film is unique in that “there was no … [ Read more]

Lagunitas Releasing “Fusion 15” at Grumpy’s NE this Friday

Earlier this year, Lagunitas sponsored a homebrew contest for homebrew clubs in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area. The winning home brewer, Peter Skold, was flown out to the Lagunitas Brewery in Petaluma, CA to brew the special winning beer selected specifically for the Metro-area market. Skold was accompanied by Dan Herman (who was randomly selected from a … [ Read more]