Dr Pat Mace from USA IPA trailblazer Lagunitas Brewing Company joins the podcast for an informal Q&A session.
Note: The audience members were not mic'd up for questions. Audio for these bits have been boosted, but they are also transcribed below. As the Lagunitas slogan goes, "Beer speaks. People mumble."
(6:44) "I'd to know how... I mean, I don't really know the history about this beer, the IPA - your IPA - how long has that been available in the US for, has the recipe changed over the years?"
(14:44) "You guys are just down the road, do you guys do much collab or... how well do you guys get along? Do you get along well? Do you share brews? Are you comrades or competitors? Or a bit of everything?"
(21:19) "If you're thinking of the increased distribution you're getting from Heineken, and you're at full max in these two breweries, are you looking at building more, like increasing the size of the breweries in California and Chicago, or are you looking at maybe building a third?"
(23:12) "I was just keen to find out the history of the name 'Lagunitas'."
(24:25) "I was going to ask... as a sort of IPA pioneer, what do you think about New England IPAs? It's the beer of the moment - what's your take?"
(25:06) "Just the beers in the bar that are going to be available in Australia or are you distributing more beers?"