4. The Feds once shut the brewery down over a doobie
In 2005, Lagunitas was the subject of an eight-week undercover investigation wherein it was suspected of selling marijuana. Thing is, when the government agents tried to buy weed from the employees, they simply offered them a joint for free. Eventually, the brewery was charged with Moral Turpitude and Disorderly House -- laws that were, no joke, used to shut down brothels during Prohibition -- and forced to close the operation for 20 days (time used to install a new bottling line). Every March, Lagunitas releases a beer called Undercover Investigation Shut-Down Ale.