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Lagunitas Hits The Churchill Next Week

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Lagunitas Brewing Company makes just about our favorite readily-available IPA on the market. The Petaluma-based company started humbly in 1993 after Tony Magee, now the CEO, tried a home-brewing kit and liked the results so much he gave one of his pale ales to his pal, Ron Lindenbush, the brewery’s current COO. The rest was history, something we hope the company’s recent special release, “Lagunitas Sucks,” is not. Next Wednesday, April 25, Lagunitas is personally bringing five of its beers to SoCal, along with rep Sam Naft, for a dinner at West Third Street’s The Churchill over a 60-seat meal prepared by Spencer Johnston. The chef will pair the brewery’s Maximus with a hot dog wrapped with house-cured bacon and Lagunitas’ pilsner with a pizza of melted gruyere, leeks, and house-cured Canadian bacon, all priced at $55 per person for five courses. The full menu is below, with reservations for one of the 60 seats available at 323-655-8384.

The Churchill
8384 West 3rd St. Los Angeles.
Wednesday, April 25
7:30 P.M.


First Course
Seasonal Citrus salad
Windrose Farm greens, fresh herbs, pecorino, local citrus

Melted Leek and House Canadian bacon Pizza
Gruyere cheese, confit pearl onions

Second Course
Local Halibut Ceviche
Mango, lime and cilantro with fresh tortilla chips

Third Course
Hop Stupid
Organically Raised Chicken Pot Pie
Braised chicken, peas, carrots, wild mushroom and flaky crust

Fourth Course
House Made Bacon wrapped Hot dog
Pretzel bun, pico de gallo

Fifth Course
Wilco Foxtro Tango American Strong Ale
Salted Caramel Cookie Sandwich
“WTF” ice cream

Lagunitas Hits The Churchill Next Week