The Lagunitas Brewing Company began on a kitchen stove in Northern California in 1993. Since that humble beginning, the brand has expanded with tap rooms in Petaluma, Chicago, and beyond. The Sonoma County Harvest Fair is honored to present Lagunitas Brewing Company with the 2017 award for Excellence in the Craft Beer Industry.
Lagunitas is proud of facilitating growth while still being able to give back to the communities that they can call home, as well as implementing green strategies in the brew process. The company also has the number one selling IPA in the country. Lagunitas always looks towards the future, whether that means supporting local communities by turning beer into money for a cause, or simply fueling stories and songs with IPA and other fine ales.
“The Lagunitas Brewing Company is currently distributed in all 50 states and is now expanding globally,” Karen Hamilton, director of communications, said. “We have launched or expanded our offerings in nearly 20 countries since 2016, and the next several years look to be just as exciting.”
One of Lagunitas’ greatest achievements is the growth over the past 24 years – there are now nearly 800 Lagunators across the country and overseas. But as in any company, with success comes challenges. Keeping up with demand is an exciting challenge to take on, and Lagunitas consistently works to make sure they can supply their markets, both domestically and abroad.
“We feel incredibly honored not only to receive this award, but also to call Sonoma County home,” Hamilton said. “We’re thankful every day that the residents of Sonoma County are happy to keep us around.”
The Sonoma County Harvest Fair is proud to honor Lagunitas Brewing Company with the 2017 Excellence in Craft Brewing Industry. The Harvest Fair will recognize the company during the annual Awards Night Gala and dinner to be held October 1 at Luther Burbank Center for the Arts. The celebration is open to the public with a limited number of tickets available at the Harvest Fair Box Office located at 1350 Bennett Valley Road in Santa Rosa.
The 2017 Sonoma County Harvest Fair is October 6-8 at the Sonoma County Event Center at the Fairgrounds. Visit HarvestFair.org or call (707) 545-4200 or find “Sonoma County Harvest Fair” on Facebook.