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Old 04-12-2012, 04:35 PM   #1
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The owner of a popular craft brewery in Northern California has announced on Twitter his intention to start making beer in Chicago.

Tony Magee, founder of Lagunitas Brewing Co., said he wants to set up in part of the old Ryerson Steel property at 18th and Rockwell. Cinespace Chicago Film Studios owns the space but would lease part of it.
I wonder why the move to Chicago instead of the East coast.
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Old 04-12-2012, 11:41 PM   #2
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The only answer I can think of is because Chicago rocks!
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Yea chicago is awsome. We have to taste it first make sure it meets our standards
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Old 04-14-2012, 04:37 AM   #4
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Thank you God!
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Old 04-16-2012, 10:28 PM   #5
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I wonder why the move to Chicago instead of the East coast.
In the tweets, Tony mentioned being from Chicago.

Part of his justification was that the cost savings over shipping to the East more than offset the cost of a new brewery. His thought, "I want to get some of the diesel out of the beer."

At $13.5 million, that's a LOT of diesel!
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Old 04-18-2012, 07:37 PM   #6
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I wonder why the move to Chicago instead of the East coast.
He's from Chicago. Also the Chicago location is supposedly going to supply product to all states east of the Rockies so Chicago would be a great central distribution center.

I read somewhere that they will be offering growler refills at the brewery. Canít wait to try some fresh Lagunitas, hopefully that also make more of the Lagunitas Sucks. Really enjoy that beer.
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Old 04-18-2012, 11:25 PM   #7
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Been waiting for this for a while. One of my overall favorite breweries. If I could by them local probably 6 of the beer on my list in the My Top 10 Beers listed in another thread would be Lagunitas
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I think this could be a problem because I don't know how I am going to stay away when there is A Lil Sumpin Sumpin on tap everyday!
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Excited to check out the brewery when they get set up!
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You guys in Chi town will enjoy this.
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