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Lagunitas Sucks to be Year Round

Discussion in 'Beer News' started by NJOssie, May 9, 2012.

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  1. tx_beer_man

    tx_beer_man Savant (370) Texas Jan 22, 2013 Verified

    I'm looking forward to the day Sucks is all over Houston...year round...Mmmmm Beer
  2. Jacob007

    Jacob007 Advocate (500) New Hampshire Sep 18, 2012 Verified

    When? Damn it when?
  3. FatBoyGotSwagger

    FatBoyGotSwagger Champion (945) Pennsylvania Apr 4, 2009 Verified

    when they don't run out of hops.
  4. drocpsu

    drocpsu Savant (310) New Hampshire Dec 25, 2006

    Laginitas Brown Shugga Substitute Substitute ( ie: Sucks Even More) anyone? I hear its a gruit.
  5. Spikester

    Spikester Savant (480) Oregon Jul 14, 2007

    Haven't seen it anywhere.
  6. raynmoon

    raynmoon Advocate (620) Colorado Aug 13, 2011 Verified

    Probably won't be year round until the Chicago brewery is up and running.
  7. Harnkus

    Harnkus Savant (395) New York Oct 31, 2013

    Out of convenience I stopped at a shit beer store on Saturday and there before me, three cases of Sucks. Fresh from last year.

    Fucking sin.
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  8. CowsandBeer

    CowsandBeer Savant (400) Nebraska Sep 24, 2012

  9. Dan_Bowman

    Dan_Bowman Savant (310) Ohio Apr 11, 2010 Verified

    Found this in the Dirtwolf vs Sucks thread. Quoting DogTown (Tony from Lagunitas). Sounds like most people won't see fresh sucks until February. I believe the plan is to have the Chicago location brewing beer in January.

    Greetings BA'rs. The first run of 32oz Sucks will be next week but due to our capacity constraints CA will be the only distribution area. As Chicago comes alive we'll expand that. It's capacity that has kept that genie in the bottle, so to speak.
    To those who say that Sucks doesn't age well, I take comfort in the knowledge that you'll never get to taste it pre-natal from a fermenter. Personally, I won't drink it after day -1 just before bottling. I feel your pain... Oh wait... No I don't!
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  10. PaulyB83

    PaulyB83 Advocate (620) Michigan Sep 1, 2013 Verified

    February is fine by me. There are too many beers coming out right now as it is, many of them expensive barrel aged one. I can't think of anything coming out that time of the year so it will give me something to look forward to. And, being in West Michigan, if I can get fresh Sucks from Chicago at that point then all the better.
  11. otispdriftwood

    otispdriftwood Advocate (570) Colorado Dec 9, 2011 Verified

    Sounds like he was only talking about the 32 oz. bottles. I hope he was, that is.
  12. AnchorDrops

    AnchorDrops Savant (300) Michigan May 11, 2013 Verified

    I read somewhere that Sucks 6pks showed up in North Carolina today? No confirmation yet.
  13. riotinmyskull

    riotinmyskull Savant (300) Virginia Dec 15, 2011

    sam's and tasty both had cases of 6 packs today. confirmed.
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  14. BrettHead

    BrettHead Advocate (660) Nebraska Sep 18, 2010

    They are in Nebraska. I think Tony was just f**king with us this entire time. LOL :D
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  15. goingbrokeonbeer

    goingbrokeonbeer Champion (790) South Carolina Dec 4, 2013 Verified

    Is the Sucks confirmed to be tasty? & what city is this?
  16. hoerr

    hoerr Savant (335) South Carolina Oct 18, 2009 Verified

    In a blind last year, 4 people, fresh Pliny, Heady, Zombie Dust, Head Hunter, Alchemy Hour and Sucks, Sucks got two 2nds, a 3rd & a 4th. This is serious beer to have this readily available year round. Brah-fricking-voh!

  17. BSW

    BSW Savant (290) California Jun 20, 2011 Verified

    North Carolina? That's would be awesome, but I'm somewhat dubious. Lagunitas is pretty good about getting things into the NorCal market first and I haven't seen any sign of sixers of Sucks.

    As a matter of fact, Sucks wasn't even available at the brew pub until yesterday.
  18. AnchorDrops

    AnchorDrops Savant (300) Michigan May 11, 2013 Verified

    I was also doubtful but here's a pic from Sam's Quik Shop in NC

  19. Yes, there are many many cases of it in NC right now.
  20. AnchorDrops

    AnchorDrops Savant (300) Michigan May 11, 2013 Verified

    Pic from Tasty's FB page...this is good news!!! Google, how does it work?

  21. BSW

    BSW Savant (290) California Jun 20, 2011 Verified

    That's great! It does seem like Tony's been messing with us. Enjoy! I'm off to the bottle shop to look for fresh sixers of Sucks!
  22. Hillbilly

    Hillbilly Savant (250) Tennessee Nov 3, 2012

    Road trip in the morning!!!!
  23. Bond111

    Bond111 Savant (345) Minnesota Feb 14, 2011

    So Sucks is showing up in places, great news. I remember 2 years ago when I was in MN on a trip that I brought back 3 six packs for my good friend and I. Needless to say we were blown away by how great it was. Simply put, ever since then we've been hooked.
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  24. basics

    basics Savant (295) North Carolina Oct 27, 2011 Verified

    If anyone's still doubtfull, tasty bev's website confirms they got in sucks today, though it's already sold out http://tastybeverageco.com/beer/

    I can say for the rest of NC folks, greensboro hasn't gotten any in yet. I might drive down tomorrow to Durham and grab a 6pack.
  25. basics

    basics Savant (295) North Carolina Oct 27, 2011 Verified

    that is totally a '12 bottle broseph stalin. nice try.
  26. JBogan

    JBogan Savant (465) Nevada Jul 15, 2007

    Six packs of Sucks showed up about a week ago here in Vegas in some stores.The Lagunitas writing on on the cardboard carrier mentions something about "...here in 2012...", so I really don't know if this is old beer or if Lagunitas is just using old packaging.
  27. Pretty sure Sucks is gone at most Durham bottle shops... just so you don't waste a trip.
  28. Waldomega

    Waldomega Aficionado (105) Nevada Jan 15, 2013

    id bet those are old sixers. i saw the same thing about a month ago at total wine.
  29. riotinmyskull

    riotinmyskull Savant (300) Virginia Dec 15, 2011

    did anyone in the triangle area try a bottle yet? wondering if this is fresh or old stock....?
  30. wolfeman007

    wolfeman007 Savant (370) North Carolina Aug 26, 2007 Verified

    My buddy in Raleigh said it was great, bottle date says two weeks ago..
  31. They still had lots of it at carrboro bev and tj's in carrboro last night.
  32. tsauce2

    tsauce2 Savant (495) Indiana Oct 12, 2011 Verified

    Until they hit the Indianapolis market, I don't give a F. Just wish our distributors would get their sh!t together and work this out.
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  33. AnchorDrops

    AnchorDrops Savant (300) Michigan May 11, 2013 Verified

    Come on man, the date codes on the necks of Lagunitas are so easy to read, its clear from the picture that this is fresh.
  34. HeadyTheElder

    HeadyTheElder Advocate (525) Louisiana Nov 3, 2012 Verified

    Sounds like a great idea.

    What were the composite rankings?
  35. hoerr

    hoerr Savant (335) South Carolina Oct 18, 2009 Verified

    Good question! I still have everyone's list, let me put it on a spreadsheet. Will report back.
  36. hoerr

    hoerr Savant (335) South Carolina Oct 18, 2009 Verified











    Head Hunter


    Full disclosure, it turned out the Zombie Dust was about 6+ months old, so I don't think it represented as well as it should have. It's also an APA and those are some pretty beastly IPAs/IIPAs. I wasn't that surprised honestly that Sucks ranked so well, but was surprised at all the BA hype around Head Hunter and it almost universally scored lowest (one person scored it 4th of the 6, one 5th and 2 dead last).
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