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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 Member

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

    Jacob007 Member

    Location:
    New Hampshire
    When? Damn it when?
  3. FatBoyGotSwagger

    FatBoyGotSwagger Member

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

    drocpsu Member

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

    Spikester Member

    Location:
    Oregon
    Haven't seen it anywhere.
  6. raynmoon

    raynmoon Member

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

    Harnkus Member

    Location:
    New York
    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 Member

    Location:
    Kansas
  9. Dan_Bowman

    Dan_Bowman Member

    Location:
    Ohio
    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!
    Cheers...."
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  10. PaulyB83

    PaulyB83 Member

    Location:
    Michigan
    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 Member

    Location:
    New York

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

    AnchorDrops Member

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

    riotinmyskull Member

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

    BrettHead Member

    Location:
    Nebraska
    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 Member

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

    hoerr Member

    Location:
    South Carolina
    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!

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  17. BSW

    BSW Member

    Location:
    California
    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 Member

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

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  19. mechamifune

    mechamifune Member

    Location:
    North Carolina
    Yes, there are many many cases of it in NC right now.
  20. AnchorDrops

    AnchorDrops Member

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

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  21. BSW

    BSW Member

    Location:
    California
    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 Member

    Location:
    Tennessee
    Road trip in the morning!!!!
  23. Bond111

    Bond111 Member

    Location:
    Minnesota
    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 Member

    Location:
    North Carolina
    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 Member

    Location:
    North Carolina
    that is totally a '12 bottle broseph stalin. nice try.
  26. JBogan

    JBogan Member

    Location:
    Nevada
    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. burgerpaw

    burgerpaw Member

    Location:
    North Carolina
    Pretty sure Sucks is gone at most Durham bottle shops... just so you don't waste a trip.
  28. Waldomega

    Waldomega Member

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

    riotinmyskull Member

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

    wolfeman007 Member

    Location:
    North Carolina
    My buddy in Raleigh said it was great, bottle date says two weeks ago..
  31. mechamifune

    mechamifune Member

    Location:
    North Carolina
    They still had lots of it at carrboro bev and tj's in carrboro last night.
  32. tsauce2

    tsauce2 Member

    Location:
    Indiana
    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 Member

    Location:
    Michigan
    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 Member

    Location:
    Louisiana
    Sounds like a great idea.

    What were the composite rankings?
  35. hoerr

    hoerr Member

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

    hoerr Member

    Location:
    South Carolina
    Pliny

    2.5

    Heady

    2.5

    Sucks

    2.75

    Zombie

    4

    Alchemy

    4

    Head Hunter

    5.25

    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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