Lagunitas Fires Up First Batch of Chicago Brew


Move over Goose Island, there's a new Chicago brew in town.

Laganitas bottled it's first batch of beer at its new Douglas Park facility Friday, according to Crain's.

The crew is bottling Lagunitas India Pale Ale with its first batch, but next month plan to start adding Little Sumpin' Sumpin' beer to the mix.

The bottling line can fill up to 500 bottles a minute, Crain's reports.

A taproom, where beer aficionados can hang out and sample the goods, is expected to open next month.

The facility has the capacity to brew 200,000 barrels of beer a year, making it the largest brewery in the state.

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