The last six months at Lagunitas Brewing has been filled with ups and downs. The seasonal beer Brown Shugga’ had to be shelved for a year due to capacity constraints and new brewing equipment was damaged at sea in transit. A little bad luck can be all in a day’s work when skyrocketing demand requires a massive expansion of facilities. Lagunitas is one of the fastest growing breweries in the country and a new 250 barrel brewhouse will launch them into nearly all 50 states in the coming year.
A little web surfing over the weekend uncovered a video below that documents some of the monumental change taking place at the Petaluma based brewery. The film, Moving In Lagunitas, was produced by Brooklyn based filmmaker Jillian Buckley as part of an upcoming feature. It includes interviews and numerous shots of the brand new equipment and expanded facilities. In typical Lagunitas fashion, owner Tony Magee provides one of the highlights, stating that the “brewery is going through puberty now.”
The second video below, also produced by Buckley, is a fun ride through the Lagunitas bottling line. Enjoy.