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The Lagunitas Brewing Company is reopening its Chicago TapRoom & Beer Sanctuary within the 300,000-square-foot brewery in Douglas Park on April 13. 

“We’ve missed our Windy City friends and family, who have been waiting and asking for this day to come. All I can say is thank you for your patience and welcome back,” said Paige Guzman,  Lagunitas’ Chief Marketing Officer. “Reopening the TapRoom was no easy feat, but it was a labor of love. I’m proud of our incredible team who worked tirelessly to make this happen and reopen our doors to our fans once again.”

Upon entering the purple building doors, travel through what can only be described as a Willy Wonka-esque corridor lit by a celestial mural and a dancing laser light. Wander into the tasting room, known as The Basement, to sample fresh brews or play an oversized Jenga game and drum set. Stroll up to the main TapRoom surrounded by glass to catch live jams on stage, tune into a game, take a brewery tour or venture out onto the network of catwalks 26 feet above the brewery for a bird's eye view of beer production.

The TapRoom’s 32 draft lines include the year-round Lagunitas IPA and Little Sumpin' Sumpin', non-alcoholic options like Hoppy Refresher and IPNA, and a rotation of seasonals and one-off tap-only brews. The menu also features pub grub and munchies. The Hogunitas Sandwich and Beer Mussels will be back on the menu, as well as many new Latin-inspired dishes that pair with Lagunitas’ beers.

“Our doors are open to all kinds and creeds; punk rockers, misfits, ivy leaguers, weirdos, Waldos, Sparkle Ponies, and everything in between. Come as you are. We always have a spot for you at our bar,” said Lagunitas’ Brewmonster Jeremy Marshall.

The TapRoom & Beer Sanctuary is located at 2607 W. 17th St. It is open Thursday 4-9 p.m., Friday 4-10 p.m., Saturday 11:30 a.m. – 10 p.m., and Sunday 11:30 a.m.– 9 p.m.


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