California- American Pale Wheat Ale- 7.5% ABV. A hazy dark gold wheat ale that delivers lots of hoppy IPA character yet with a smooth mouthfeel. Piney, citrus hops on the nose, with background malts. The wheat adds a softening character yet is mostly silent in the taste.
Lagunitas brews their year-round selections and seasonal offerings with what founder Tony Magee calls “a bizarre Old World tradition using only water, hops, yeast and malted barley.” Lagunitas’ brewers aim to craft beers that offer “richness and warmth” when the seasons turn cold, and “crispness and refreshment” in the spring and summer.
Their numerous year-round beers include Lagunitas Pils, Pale Ale, Censored (American Amber/Red Ale), A Little Sumpin’ Sumpin’ Ale (Wheat Ale/IPA), Imperial Stout and a lineup of IPAs: Lagunitas IPA, Maximus IPA and Hop Stoopid Ale.
Lagunitas’ Petaluma brewery grew rapidly over the past decade, and its owners opened another brewery in Chicago, Magee’s home town, in 2014. Each facility is expected to make some 500,000 barrels of beer annually.
Source: Lagunitas Brewing Co.