From points distant and beyond we all converged on Petaluma in 1993 and ’94 with an unenunciated desire to be more than we were before. The core of Lagunitas came from Chicago, St Louis, Memphis, Walker Creek, and the highlands of Quincy.
The Chicago contingent initiated the brewing and the gravitational effect of its suchness did the rest. We all loved the beer but the mission was larger than the ordinary joy of a hoppy-sweet quaff. It was driven unseen by an urge to communicate with people, to find our diasporic tribe, and to connect with other souls adrift on a culture that had lost its center and spun its inhabitants to the four winds to wander lost and bereft with a longing to re-enter the light. Beer, we have learned, has always been a good lubricant for social intercourse!
The Lagunitas Brewing Co. was not so much an act of ordinary ‘foundling’ as it was willed into being by the unspoken desire of supportive beer-lovers in Northern California after which they continued to nurture their creation and urged us forward to fulfil the unifying needs of that same beer-loving diaspora from coast to coast and beyond. It is good to have friends!
Berliner Weisse style - a tart, refreshing wheat ale brewed with mango, passionfruit, and guava
The headiest brews this side of the Rockies. Slingin our West Coast style ales outta Atlanta since 97. Tours Wed-Fri from 4:20-9 and Sat 11-10, Sun 1-7. Hit us up w/ your pics, questions or complaints at @sweetwaterbrew on Instagram, twitter or facebook.
Our take on the hazy, hoppy style coming from the Green Mountains.
VT IPA features a soft, hazy base from the use of flaked oats in the mash.
Late additions of Citra and Amarillo hops provide mountains of tropical fruit and citrus notes like tangerine, mango, pineapple and grapefruit alongside subtle hints of spice.
Inspired by the 273-mile hiking trail that traverses through the Green Mountains, Long Trail Brewing has been a caretaker of Vermont craft since 1989.
Like the Ottauquechee River that flows alongside our brewery, we’ve been twisting and turning with the evolving craft beer landscape for more than 25 years.
Moved and motivated by the local culture and surroundings, we work hard to create beers that are worthy of our Vermont roots.
From small-batch recipes developed in our farmhouse turned pilot brewery to large-scale staples like our flagship Long Trail Ale, our brewers are committed to crafting a trail-worthy family of beers.