Lagunitas bottling its first Chicago brew

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Lagunitas Brewing Co. on Friday expected to start bottling its first batch of beer brewed in Chicago.

The brewer, based in Petaluma, Calif., has put together a 300,000-square-foot plant in Douglas Park.

The company hopes to open a taproom at 1843 S. Washtenaw Ave. in May.

“It’s just the IPA right now. It’s the beer we know best,” owner Tony Magee told

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