This week on Beer is a Conversation, James speaks with Tony Magee, who founded Lagunitas Brewing Company in Petaluma, California in 1993.
Spearheaded by its top selling IPA, Lagunitas underwent two decades of phenomenal growth, becoming one of the biggest names in American craft beer. Magee sold a part share of the business to Heineken International in 2015 and the remainder not long after that.
In this interview, he reflects on the sale as well as Lagunitas’ impending rollout in Australia, amongst many other topics. Enjoy the conversation.
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