Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Sonoma Trilogy #2: Lagunitas

Stop two in the Trilogy, Lagunitas, in Petaluma (mid county).

1280 North McDowell Blvd 
Petaluma, CA 94954 
707.769.4495

I've been here before, and loved it just as much the second time around.  This time I was actually most impressed by how much they're expanding.  I wouldn't be surprised if now they're as big as Stone in terms of production.

The outdoor drinking patio reveals a few things: (1) outdoor beer drinking rules, (2) propane heaters are more important than tables, especially if you have women in your group; and (3) Petaluma desperately needs a shitty club for early twenty-something rabblers to patron.  Like last time there was a big birthday party, and every time a loud "Woooo!!!! Owwwww!!!!!" would go off, the entire crowd of older-than-twenty-something rabblers would turn towards them; you could almost feel we were all ready to shout, in unison, "Shut the fuck up, we're trying to drink beer here!!!!".

The beer is why we're here anyway, so I made sure to try all new brews.  I didn't take any notes, really, so I'll just recall my thoughts (assume they're accurate).

The lineup.
My lineup.
Wet Hop Pale: Pretty wonderful pale ale, just hoppy enough for good balance.
Fusion 7: Don't remember at all.
Censored: Copper Ale.  Not bad, but not mind blowing.
Dog Town Pale: Again, vague memory; although, I think this was my beer of choice post-flight.

I was bummed they were out of the Sonoma Farmhouse and the Wet Hop IPA, but this is still a highly recommended visit for anyone, so get'r done.  And after a bit of sleep, it was time to head the the last stop: Russian River...

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