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Does Lagunitas pasteurized their beer?

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I've sent them an email and they have not had time to respond, but some breweries don't answer questions (no idea whether they do or not) and somebody here might know. I'm wondering if the dregs from a can of their Hazy Wonder IPA would be worth culturing.
 

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Just try culturing them. If nothing grows then you'll know they definitely pasteurize.
 

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lol! Thrust on the horns of a dilemma :D

Of any "crafty" beers I've had in any recent context, their bottles pour bright to the end. For sure they don't bottle condition, so they're doing CO2 injection, likely in their packaging line, which does make flash pasteurization viable...

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I thought about that, but if something does grow I won't know if the culture was still good, or if my sanitation just sucks. :)
If it smells good then chances are it was the actual Lagunitas yeast. If it smells awful just dump it.
 
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I just got an email from Lagunitas. They do not pasteurize their beers. I only had 2 cans of Hazy Wonder and I drank them both, but I think I saw some at Costco.
 
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