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A surplus of geekery by :: Fred Abercrombie

Crowd-Filmed: Lucius “Strangers” Kinks Cover #liveatlagunitas

“We are not two, we are one…”

When Lucius played the Lagunitas LaguMiniAmphitheaterette there were so many iPhones out that Lagunitas put out a call for people’s footage. The result feels like you’re in the crowd with the band … without any phones in the way!

Preorder the Lucius reissue
Pre-order their deluxe edition re-issue of “Wildewoman” coming out Oct 14. It’s got the same killer Lucius debut tunes but packed with practically a whole other album full of covers and goodies:

01 “Wildewoman”
02 “Turn It Around”
03 “Go Home”
04 “Hey, Doreen”
05 “Tempest”
06 “Nothing Ordinary”
07 “Two Of Us On The Run”
08 “Until We Get There”
09 “Don’t Just Sit There”
10 “Monsters”
11 “How Loud Your Heart Gets”
12 “Turn It Around” (Recorded Live at Sounds Like a Fire)
13 “Everybody Wants To Rule The World (Tears For Fears Cover)
14 “How Loud Your Heart Gets” (Spotify Session curated by Jim Eno)
15 It Doesn’t Matter Anymore” (Buddy Holly Cover) (Recorded Live in Brooklyn with JD McPherson)
16 “Wonderful” (My Morning Jacket Cover) (Recorded live at KCSN, Los Angeles)
17 “Don’t Just Sit There” (Recorded Live at Sounds Like a Fire)
18 “Genevieve”
19 “Until We Get There” (Vlad Lucan Remix)

Pre-order here »


DayTime: Lagunitas’ Newest Seasonal Hits Bottles and Desks

The benefit of having an office in your client’s building? If your client is Petaluma‘s Lagunitas, it means having their newest Seasonal, DayTime, fresh off the bottling line. That and killer work. To name a few. Er, a couple. Damn, this is only 4.65% but a few 6-packs sure add up fast. It’s a lil’ piney. A lil’ fruity. And way too easy to knock back. Imagine a lunchtime Sucks you’re not too far off.

Check out Tony‘s copy on the bottom:  See the rest »

Lagunitas Chicago: Where The Wild Things Are (Going)

Spotted this killer mural on the side of a cafe near where Lagunitas is building their Chicago brewery.

Just another reason I love my motherland, great street art. Oh, and things like mini-golf in a funeral home.

Beer Maiden Mural: Hanna Aitchison Wall Piece for Lagunitas Chicago Beer “Zephyr”
Dawned on Chicago: Jeff Tweedy does WGN Weather
KYEO: Breadface & Blues Wheatpastes in Chicago’s Roscoe Village
WTF: Hockey Ref Magically Materializes at Blackhawks Game
Spooky: Miniature Golf in Basement of Ahlgrim’s Funeral Home
Hang: Glass Ledge on Sears Tower Makes Me Wanna Pee, Spit

Free Show: Nicki Bluhm Live at Lagunitas

Not many people know but the fine folks over at Lagunitas have built a killer outdoor venue nestled next to their Beer Sanctuary called the Laguminiamphitheaterette. Yes, that just rolls off the tongue. They’re doing a series of FREE(!) shows through the summer with some serious names lined up. Bluegrass legend Peter Rowan kick things off last Monday. This Monday Nicki Bluhm and The Gramblers are playing with Petaluma‘s favorite farm band, Arann Harris and The Farm Dogs. The place only holds a few hundred people, so you don’t wanna sleep on this.

For FREE tickets, get to the Lagunitas Schwag Shop first thing Wednesday before all the tickets are gone.

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This Sunday: The 4th Annual Lagunitas Beer Circus

Lagunitas Beer Circus 2012 flyer

Snag tickets here »


This year there’s 20 breweries (including the new Petaluma brewery HenHouse), four bands (including The Ferocious Few), and tons of circus carnage. It’s all this Sunday at Lagunitas in Petaluma. There’s even a Designated Driver discount.


If five hours of beer, circus and music isn’t enough for you, Sunday is also going to be an Annular Eclipse. So you know things are gonna get trippy. Get tix now at www.LAGUNITAS.com.


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Epic List: May the 4th Be With You … Lagunitas, Rancho Obi-Wan, Churchkey SF, LEGO, and more

Here’s a few of today’s highlights …


Love this rad fan drawing done for LAGUNITAS.


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Did you know the world’s largest and most awesome Star Wars museum/collection is in beautiful Petaluma? Now you do. Sign up for their newsletter and enter to win a Rancho Obi-Wan membership.

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The Force is especially strong with a couple of ’em.

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LEGO IS GIVING AWAY See the rest »

Watch: How To Master the Lagunitas Butterfly Bottle Opener

UPDATESee Video 2

Lagunitas has been selling these badass Butterfly Bottle Openers for a while. So we helped them create these videos to teach you how to wield the things without spillin’ your beer (or makin’ a fool of yourself). Look for more very soon.

Order your Lagunitas Butterfly Bottle Opener »


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This Sucks: Lagunitas Announces Brown Shugga’ Substitute Holiday Ale
Watch: The Top 10 Freaks from Lagunitas Beer Circus 2011
Drink: How the New Lagunitas Mason Jar Measures Beer
Oktoberfest Art: Jeremy Fish Beer Stein
Beerds: 14 Hairy Beer Labels
Found: Vintage Beer Cans In Wall of SF Apartment
TRON Beard: Beardo Optico Revisited

Heads Üp: Oktoberfest Dinner Party at Lagunitas Tues. 10/18

“….’Fest ’til you Fester!”  [like]

I know the perfect shirt to wear to this. Just don’t spill your free Lagunitas stein on it. Ticket info here or call the TapRoom @ 707-284-1020. Don’t sleep ‘cuz you know they throw a mean party.

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Oktoberfest Art: Jeremy Fish Beer Stein
Watch: 8-Bit Oktoberfest
Beerds: 14 Hairy Beer Labels
Found: Vintage Beer Cans In Wall of SF Apartment
Pop Quiz: What Beer Can is Princess Leia Toasting?
MP3: The Notwist Cover Robert Palmer
SF Beer Week: Lagunitas Collaboration Brew “San Francisco Fusion”
Drink: How the New Lagunitas Mason Jar Measures Beer
Watch: The Top 10 Freaks from Lagunitas Beer Circus 2011