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Watch: How To Master the Lagunitas Butterfly Bottle Opener

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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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Don’t Miss: Taps Hosts UFC Ultimate Flight Challenge of Rare & Heavy Beers

SATURDAY!  SATURDAY!  SATURDAY!

This just might be the last bottle of Sam Adams Utopias in the Yay Area (minus, perhaps, some über-rich beer geek’s cellar). It’s currently waiting at Wilibees Liquors in Petaluma for its bout in Saturday night’s UFC Ultimate Flight Challenge at TAPS.

You’ve got one chance to taste Utopias alongside heavyweights like Speakeasy‘s Brewer’s Reserve Old Godfather (14%) and Firestone‘s Saucerful of Secrets (12%). Call for tickets now or you may miss it …

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

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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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This Sucks: Lagunitas Announces Brown Shugga’ Substitute Holiday Ale

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Every year when Lagunitas throws the after-party for Petaluma Whiskerino, the timing always lines up with when they’ve just tapped the first run of Brown Shugga‘—their magically sweet, deliciously hoppy holiday brew. It signaled the end of a hairy few months and the beginning of the hearty holidays. But not this year.

Here’s why none of us will be imbibing the incredible Shugga’ this year. And why Lagunitas sucksSee the rest »

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MP3 + Live: Catch Calexico in Petaluma with Sea Of Bees

Live Calexico is an experience. Live Calexico at a small (and awesome) venue is an experience you just cannot pass up. So don’t.

If you’re in the Yay Area or anywhere north, head to the historic Mystic Theatre in Petaluma tonight. Sacramento‘s Sea of Bees open for Calexico. There’s still a few tickets available. While you’re in town, stop by Heebe Jeebe for a ¡Dia De Los Gigantes! Shirt .

Here’s a taste of what you’re in for:

Calexico “El Picador” (live)
from China Theater, Stockholm 4.25.03 

Sea of Bees “Marmalade”
from Songs for the Ravens [follow]

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Video: World’s Ugliest Dog Contest 2011 Highlights

 

Here’s what you missed at the annual World’s Ugliest Dog Contest at the Sonoma Marin Fair in Petaluma. If you’ve seen the awesome Worst In Show documentary you’ll recognize many of the ugly dogs (and their owners).

Contrary to their gnarly appearances all are healthy and super-loved by their owners.

Not just another quirky Petaluma event (they’ve got tons) it also serves as a great case for pet adoption. Every animal deserves a good home, “ugly” or conventionally cute.

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KYEO: The Billboard That Made Me Rethink Eating Cats

This brings up a terrific question: Why don’t you eat cats?

Bacon comes from an animal half as cute. Shouldn’t cats be twice as delicious?

There’s even a festival devoted entirely to eating cats Festival Gastronomico del Gato every September in Peru. Alas, this is not an ad for said fest. Nor does the Starter Guide set you down the path to becoming a feline feast fancier. It’s actually some sort of meatless propaganda. Bummer. Now it’s got me rethinking other animals, too. Like a grilled Panda Cow or Poodle-Bison burger. Mmm.

Spotted in Petaluma (the same placement as Healy’s Naked Power grab).

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Watch: The Top 10 Freaks from Lagunitas Beer Circus 2011

Take it from JoJo the Dog Faced Boy (painted/assembled by Jack Haye), you missed one hairy hot mess of a party at this year’s Beer Circus.

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Watch the NSFW-ish video:  See the rest »

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Beer x Tattoo: Lagunitas Gets Hanna Aitchison for “Zephyr” Chicago Collaboration Ale Art

Unfortunately, this artwork by Hannah Aitchison didn’t make it in time for the official  release of this new limited Lagunitas brew, Zephyr Ale. But it’ll no doubt show up somewhere.

Full story in my column at Bay Area Craft Beer »

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Brewery Adventures: Get a Ride to the Beer Circus This Sunday!

Good news. Whether you’ve already got tickets to the Lagunitas Beer Circus or not, you can now grab a plush but cheap ride from San Francisco & Mill Valley to and from the event in Petaluma. Score!

Check out the deal at Brewery Adventures »

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WHY YOU SHOULDN’T MISS THE BEER CIRCUS:
Beer: Pics from Lagunitas Beer Circus 2010
Beer: Lagunitas Beer Circus 2009 pics

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