Lagunitas brewing was founded in 1993 by Tony Magee in Lagunitas, California and moved a year later to nearby Petaluma, California when they quickly outgrew their original rural West Marin location.
The brewery is known for iconoclastic interpretations of traditional beer styles, and irreverent descriptive text and stories on its packaging.
Since the mid-2000s, Lagunitas has been one of the fastest-growing craft breweries in the United States. In 2014 they started a second brewery in Chicago. A third brewery is built in at this moment and will be in full production by spring of 2017.