Didn't have the food, which I've heard is excellent, but took the outstanding tour with Ryan and thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it. The brew room is awesome and a technical marvel, the original tasting room is kitch and cozy and the new tasting room is size able and inviting.
hmmmm, well after going to Russian River right before this, i have to say i was a bit let down. service was so-so however, it was uber busy the day i visited. the waitress screwed up my beer sampler and the beers i got were really bad. didnt seem fresh at all. very muddled and almost stale. food was bland however, the atmosphere and scenery (women) was amazing! i would go back here on a weekday to soak it all in more.
Industrial area leads to a wonderful little.beer garden. Big outdoor area, lots of picinic tables. Mostly covered. 25 or so person bar, n shaped. Another dozen or so tables. Service was prompt. Food.was.pretty good, bit betterthan I was anticipating. All Lagunitas beer so not diverse offering, but tasty. I like it. Bands play here. The right size kind of.venue.
These are the ’Rebels with a Cause’; to make Great Beer! I haven’t tried all of their beers but I have yet to try one I didn’t LOVE!
Patio was wonderful and the beers on tap were all seasonal and great.
Nice venue. Sadly the multitude of taps only had readily available ales*, and the beer engines were not hooked up. It seems to be the equivalent of a local. Kind of dark; horseshoe bar, casual everything. Wish I lived nearby. Note: At 2 PM parking was very, very unavailable. Just tooled around a bit til someone pulled out.
*Ditto for bottles in the shop.
Hopped up here during beer week 2012 to try some limited or brewery only offerings from one of my favorite brewers. Wow, this place has a very cool big outdoor yet covered patio space with Adirondack chairs and regular chairs and benches making for a relaxing experience. I sat inside at the bar where service was at times surprisingly sluggish even though I’m only arms reach from the taps and the staff would pour beer after beer and let me sit here for 20 minutes with an empty glass (or no glass) in front of me. Hmm. I didn’t like that so much. Like everywhere I’ve been I met friendly people. I did enjoy the varied offerings when I was able to get attention of the staff and enjoyed talking beer with like-minded beer geeks. I had some food and it was yummy and not long after getting there they tapped a couple of firkins and started up the live music. Fun place but sitting at the bar right at the taps was a poor choice to get beer in my experience.
We stopped by here on what happened to be St. Patrick’s day so my opinion here may be skewed a bit by that--not that I had a bad experience. I think the stand-out thing about Lagunitas is the large, heated outdoor area. The heat lamps get to be a bit much after a while but it is nice to have a little extra warmth on a fifty degree day outside. Besides, there is no way they could fit the kind of crowd that was there into the much smaller bar area. The selection of beers is pretty nice and all about Lagunitas. They didn’t have a terrible number of special things on tap and most of the stuff here I could get at home (in Chicago). They do offer samplers if you are in the mood to try new things and you can get growlers to take home, though for some reason they do their growlers in giant Mason jars, which is a vastly, vastly inferior container for beer than a standard growler. Great fun if you like beer gardens.
I have visited Lagunitas Brewing Co. 3 times and highly recommend it thy have a great tour and are kid and pet friendly, Great educational and fun Tour first half of the tour was about Lagunitas history second half was about brewing make the 3:00 tour you get free tasting I just loved the whole tour, the food was not bad I liked it but I went for there BEER the whole staff was friendly and very knowledgable about beer
I am talking any pet and any kid but the pet and the kid must be friendly LOL.
We stopped past on a very sunny afternoon on our way to Santa Rosa. There is a large, laid-back outdoor area before you enter the smaller indoor bar. Ambience and atmosphere is spot on - if we were not on my way to Santa Rosa we could easily of chilled here all day. There were 15 Lagunitas beers on draft, with 5 seasonals/specials including Cruising with Ruben and the Bretts. We opted for some 4oz sampler trays, a great way to try all of their beers. Value was very good. Food looked tasty, but we did not indulge. They also do regular tours and have a decent shop for merchandise. A great place for a sunny day and the best place to drink Lagunitas.