Sunday, April 20, 2008

Taking matters into your own hands...

It was reported in the news several months ago that the price of beer was expected to increase due to a shortage of hops. Bad news. Especially if your tastes in beer gravitate towards the hoppy beer - like an IPA.

Not one to sit idly by and just take it in the shorts, area brewery Lagunitas took matters into their own hands and decided to plant their own hops. Point Reyes Station resident and Lagunitas Brewing Co. owner, Tony Magee (don't know how I do it, but when I lived down in San Marcos, the president of Stone Brewery - another favorite beer of mine lived a few houses away and now I'm in the same small community as Lagunitas' owner), planted hops just up the road in Marshall overlooking Tomales Bay. Read more about it here.

Hopefully, this means an uninterrupted supply of Lagunitas IPA and this fermented gem.

(What's playing: Jenny Lewis with The Watson Twins)

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