4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Spend the last piaster you can borrow on this book. But I digress....,
For anyone that drinks Lagunitas beer, reads the labels, hears the stories or wonders how it started and kept going, this is a must read.
I've been a fan of Lagunitas since 1995, so this review is a bit biased. I've watched this brewery grow and then outgrow every space they've been in Petaluma. This book fills in the gaps of what I've seen and heard, made me remember things
I'd forgotten and brought back longings for their extinct beers (Lagunator and Sirius were two of my favorites).
Tony is a fun guy to talk to and it's just as much fun reading his book. I was laughing starting at page 1 and most of the book is humorous (it probably wasn't back then, but it is now) but there are parts that will piss you off, cry in your beer or will make you scratch your head and just say "huh?"
I would have liked to see a chapter listing all the beers they've ever made (though it was fun to see a different one preceding each chapter). Photos would have been a plus too, but I can wander over to the Sanctuary and see the past after a few "Shuggas".
Hopefully, the owners of Petaluma Hills, 101 North and Hen House have read this so they'll know what they're in for.