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Lagunitas Sucks Brown Shugga Substitute Ale is on the way

Discussion in 'Beer Releases' started by otispdriftwood, Dec 12, 2012.

  1. So good on tap!!! more plz!
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  2. TheMonkfish

    TheMonkfish Initiate (0) Chad Jan 8, 2012

    I thought that Hopslam was out of this world good (I had to trade for it, again) and I totally agree that so long as this is on the shelves that all others will have to wait. Love this stuff - I just hope that the the east doesn't have to wait for the Chicago facility to come online before the 32 ouncers become a year-round option.
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  3. szmnnl99

    szmnnl99 Champion (775) Michigan Apr 3, 2006 Beer Trader

    Are they still going to release 12 oz'ers seasonally?
  4. Cubatobaco

    Cubatobaco Advocate (725) Virginia Jan 27, 2013 Subscriber Beer Trader

    I really hope that this stuff finds it's way to be year 'round. What a QPR!
  5. Geuzedad

    Geuzedad Advocate (595) Arizona Nov 14, 2010 Subscriber Beer Trader

    This beer sucks!!!! In a good way..you know...a GOOD way..hehe. I would put this up against Hopslam any day. This beer would be great as a year round brew but it is in my regular rotation when available regardless.
  6. Focusf111

    Focusf111 Savant (340) Vermont Jun 21, 2012

    I've been drowning in it for the past month ;)
  7. tx_beer_man

    tx_beer_man Savant (380) Texas Jan 22, 2013 Beer Trader

    Agreed. I have maybe 6 more and the hops definitely starting to fade, but still a power bomb.
  8. Even when Lagunitas f***s something up it is pretty good!!
  9. gpcollen1

    gpcollen1 Savant (435) Connecticut Jul 16, 2005

    Fresh kegs of Sucks and Sumpin Sumpin about to hit the draft lines...cannot wait...
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  10. tx_beer_man

    tx_beer_man Savant (380) Texas Jan 22, 2013 Beer Trader

    Lucky you
  11. papaholmz

    papaholmz Savant (250) South Carolina Nov 7, 2012 Beer Trader

    I had my first Hopslam and my first Sucks this year and I thought Sucks was a slight step down from Hopslam; of course, that could have something to do with the fact that the Hopslam I had was a growler and the Sucks was in a bottle. Good beer for sure, but my vote goes to Hopslam.
    DubbelTrubbel and Geuzedad like this.
  12. szmnnl99

    szmnnl99 Champion (775) Michigan Apr 3, 2006 Beer Trader

  13. FATC1TY

    FATC1TY Moderator (905) Georgia Feb 12, 2012 Staff Member Subscriber Beer Trader

    I tell ya what.. The Sucks I have right now is kickin' some ass good.
    I have some Hopslam and it's a good beer, but the flavor of Sucks is just so juicy and good..

    If someone sat me down and said I could have a Hopslam or a Sucks.. I'm takin the sucks.
  14. Chris77McGrath

    Chris77McGrath Savant (335) Ohio Feb 8, 2013

    Picked some up this weekend, first time having it, very good IPA.
  15. dertyd

    dertyd Advocate (520) California Mar 23, 2010 Beer Trader

    I get cases for 30 bucks even its great working at a liquor store hahahahaha can't wait to crack some of theeses bad boys open
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  16. TychoNDC

    TychoNDC Advocate (500) Colorado Jan 7, 2013 Beer Trader

    We seem to be losing our supply out on LI. I'll have to check around the area this weekend as I'm down to my last two bottles...

    On the bright side, Little Sumpin' Sumpin' was on tap at my local store recently and they've been getting in fresh sixers of it. Not a bad transition.
  17. DrewV

    DrewV Aficionado (185) New York Mar 30, 2011

    I'm totally okay with Lagunitas not releasing Sucks all year round. Just as long as they keep it coming in the regular rotation. I like variety, and NONE of their beers are bad. So, even without Sucks, I'll be happy with Brown Shugga, Undercover Shutdown, Lucky 13, Maximus, etc. All delicious.
    prock180 likes this.
  18. TheBrewo

    TheBrewo Champion (880) New York Nov 11, 2010

    Drinking it right now as we speak. Must restock.
  19. Sucks has been tough to find in my area and fresh Sumpin made for a good substitute last weekend. The two are fairly similar imo.
  20. TychoNDC

    TychoNDC Advocate (500) Colorado Jan 7, 2013 Beer Trader

    I agree. I was actually surprised how similar I found them, having not had Sumpin' Sumpin' before.
  21. I drank citra and this side by side and i
    Chose this by a Hair. I bought a case and my fridge is full but i need more!!!!
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  22. Where you at on the Island brother? Still on the shelves over my way.
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  23. TychoNDC

    TychoNDC Advocate (500) Colorado Jan 7, 2013 Beer Trader

    I'm out on the north shore by Stony Brook. My local shop got a case or two in just last week, which was nice to say. It's starting to lose a bit of its hop punch but remains extremely delicious.
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  24. fuzzbalz

    fuzzbalz Advocate (510) Georgia Apr 13, 2002 Beer Trader

    Just saw the new edition of the New Beer Guide from Brewhound and it has the release of "Lagunitas Sucks Quarts" slated for 10/1/2013:D
  25. fuzzbalz

    fuzzbalz Advocate (510) Georgia Apr 13, 2002 Beer Trader

    Sorry about the misspelling it was from a "Brewbound" news letter.
  26. 1fJef

    1fJef Aficionado (175) Maryland May 4, 2013

    That should be declared a national holiday!
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  27. hoppytobehere

    hoppytobehere Advocate (730) District of Columbia Aug 10, 2012 Beer Trader

  28. This beer is not describable. Right when you think it to be cloyingly sweet it fans out into some roastiness and balance that remains intriguing. I like to drink two of these and talk politics and religion.
  29. Givemebeer

    Givemebeer Advocate (545) Vermont Apr 6, 2013

    My favorite IPA...
  30. cosmicevan

    cosmicevan Champion (930) New York Dec 13, 2009 Beer Trader

    humana humana humana
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  31. basics

    basics Savant (295) North Carolina Oct 27, 2011 Beer Trader

    funny how this beer wasn't insanely popular it's first year, but from what I understand the recipe changed a bit and the second year's version was a more intense beer.
  32. thatoneguymike

    thatoneguymike Champion (815) Georgia Sep 18, 2012 Beer Trader

    I was introduced to Brown Shugga by my old roommate, and we loved it...then I happened to stumble across Sucks one day, read the label, and then it was off from there. Next time I went to that store, it was gone. Shoulda bought more.

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  33. maxcoinage

    maxcoinage Advocate (565) Illinois Apr 6, 2012 Beer Trader

    Can't wait for this. Picked up a 6er of Maximus this past weekend and was thinking 'damn i wish this was Sucks'
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  34. tx_beer_man

    tx_beer_man Savant (380) Texas Jan 22, 2013 Beer Trader

    Seriously, quarts of SUCKS!??!?!?!?? YES.
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  35. It was insanely popular the first year. It was the popularity of the first year that drove the hype of the second year.
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  36. marshmeli

    marshmeli Savant (495) New York Feb 14, 2012 Beer Trader

    I also think it tasted better the 2nd year, way better than the 1st year IMO
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  37. dawg1969

    dawg1969 Aficionado (140) Florida Aug 9, 2010

    Like it but my heart goes to Brown Shugga every time. It was a long and tough winter when it wasn't brewed and Sucks just couldn't fill the void.
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  38. PlayaPlaya

    PlayaPlaya Savant (295) Illinois Sep 19, 2012

    Tony said a few days ago that Sucks would only be in Cali for the time being this year.....

    Until the Chicago brewery can finally start producing beer, then Sucks will be distro'd out.
  39. otispdriftwood

    otispdriftwood Advocate (730) Colorado Dec 9, 2011 Beer Trader

    Sucks is on the way? So's Christmas. Something tells me Christmas will be here first.
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    THANAT0PSIS Advocate (610) Wisconsin Aug 3, 2010 Beer Trader

    Can we get confirmation one way or another whether this will be in six-packs again this year? My Googling skills turned up nothing.