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South By Sonoma: Lagunitas Fusion 12

Lagunitas and Austin brewers made a beer to South by
Ivy Le, 12:00pm, Thu. Mar. 14, 2013
Lagunitas is in town. Please obey traffic rules and stay away from my favorite restaurants while you're in town. K...thanks.
Keith Bradley won the Fusion 12home brewers contest held by Lagunitas last year. “I got a free trip to Petaluma,” Keith said, and now, a precious few barrels of his beer is flowing during South by Southwest. Austin is the latest city to get its own Fusion limited edition beer by Lagunitas.

To enter the Fusion competition, the Texas Carboys and Austin Zealots home brewers clubs met together in December to taste each others' beers and vote on the one each club would submit. Keith is one of the few home brewers who maintains membership in both.

He could only enter with one club, and the Carboys voted on Keith's double IPA recipe to compete for the chance to brew with Jeremy Marshall, head brewer at Lagunitas, along with three others picked by raffle.

Bob Kapusinski, who founded the Carboys based at Dig Pub, was randomly drawn. Mike Baldwin from Zax Restaurant and Josh Wilson from the Draught House Pub were also randomly selected among customers that carry Lagunitas. Together, they came up with this IPA recipe using West Coast hops and East Coast malts.

Lagunitas South by Southwest events are posted here. Be sure to tweet this at anyone on Willie Nelson's ranch Thursday. For a taste without a badge, these places are carrying South by Sonoma by Lagunitas until it runs out:

Abel's on the Lake 3825 Lake Austin Blvd.
Billy's on Burnet 2105 Hancock Dr.
Chicago House 607 Trinity
Dig Pub 401 Cypress Creek #600 in Cedar Park
Draught House Pub 4112 Medical Parkway
Flying Saucer 815 W 47TH St.
Pinthouse Pizza 4729 Burnet Rd.
Star Bar 600 W 6TH St.
Whole Foods Market 525 N. Lamar
Zax Restaurant 312 Barton Springs Rd

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