32 Ounces of Lagunitas Sucks

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by hopstetrician, Feb 26, 2013.

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  1. dpjosuns

    dpjosuns Initiate (0) Dec 8, 2009 Illinois

    only 32 oz? damn, I was hoping to play edward 40 hands.
  2. OneBeertoRTA

    OneBeertoRTA Devotee (497) Jan 2, 2010 California
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    Even if it's $7 that is still cheaper than a lot of bombers and it's damn near better than 99% of all bombers in the style.

    I'm popping these like tic tacs
  3. Gilmango

    Gilmango Aspirant (226) Jul 17, 2007 California

    Yes, that was also one of the stated reasons Lagunitas is bottling in these great 32 oz. bottles, in a nod to homebrewers who will re-use these bottles for years. (I have a case of 32 bottles in the really solid old carboard case that I found which makes bottling a snap (12 bottles hold 3 gallons!), the case says Jax).
  4. KingforaDay

    KingforaDay Defender (665) Aug 5, 2010 New Jersey
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    And at 32oz its 50% more beer than the bombers too. People are happy to pay $5 or $6 for Pliny and considering its in a 500ml bottle, you are paying a similar price for what amounts to a little more than half the amount (of what Sucks will be). I like the idea of the different format and think Lagunitas is #1 when it comes to a quality/price ratio. If you only want 12oz of beer there are plenty of other alternatives.
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  5. beergurujr

    beergurujr Aspirant (230) Oct 27, 2003 Illinois

    I could drink two or three of those big boys in an evening. Then go work that part time overnight air traffic controller job I got.
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  6. ESeab

    ESeab Initiate (0) Jan 3, 2013 New Jersey

    Guess their going Yuengling style...
  7. BeastLU

    BeastLU Disciple (326) Dec 20, 2012 Virginia

    Can't wait to tell my wife I'm just having one beer before we go over to her friends house.
  8. mark14580

    mark14580 Initiate (0) Jan 15, 2011 New York

    If you don't like it, don't buy it.
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  9. uphrates

    uphrates Initiate (0) May 29, 2010 California

    You might wanna check your math there.
  10. tlacott1

    tlacott1 Initiate (0) Jun 16, 2012 Maryland

    They are just doing it to be funny and personally, I find it hilarious! Bring it on!!!
  11. maxcoinage

    maxcoinage Defender (620) Apr 6, 2012 Illinois
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    Awesome...I imagine these will be plentiful in Chicago once the brewery is operational.
  12. DogTown

    DogTown Initiate (135) May 17, 2006 California

    Hi again... On the pricing thing, it'll hafta be more than a 12oz six pack's per oz price. The reason is pretty basic; We sell the six packs for just about what they cost us to make after all of the freight is added in. The dry hop bill is just a very expensive ingredient when added so late in the fermentation and then shipped all over the country. We originally priced it along with our other seasonals, which aren't year-round, so the margin thing isn't such a big problem. In part, doing the 32's allows us to bring in a little more dough on a batch without having to go to those high six-pack prices. If we were much smaller, we'd hafta price it like that, but we aren't anymore so I don't wanna be that way if there's another way; and the 32's are that way. Lots'a sides to every decision...
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  13. KingforaDay

    KingforaDay Defender (665) Aug 5, 2010 New Jersey
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    I'll be more exact. A 32oz bottle is 40% (not 50%)more beer than a bomber vessel. And a I do think the 500ml reference was correct as 500ml (16.9oz) is a "little more than half" (52.8%) of the 320z bottle. Damn, these 1st time posters really hold your feet to the fire!!!
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  14. slangtruth

    slangtruth Initiate (98) Jan 8, 2012 Massachusetts

    I'm lost as to why it's so tough to down 32 oz of Sucks, but it will be cool to down 32 oz of homebrew packaged in recycled Sucks bottles.
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  15. Schmuck82

    Schmuck82 Initiate (0) Nov 13, 2008 Texas

  16. Prh27

    Prh27 Initiate (0) Apr 24, 2012 Virginia

    Looks like this will join Two Hearted in my fridge... on the shelf labeled "year round"
  17. loafinaround

    loafinaround Aspirant (296) Jul 16, 2011 New York

    or just use a gavage and pour directly from the bottle. That's what I'll do.
  18. Dirtinabottle

    Dirtinabottle Devotee (486) Aug 21, 2012 New York
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    I will buy whatever format the Sucks comes in. Its better to share 16oz with a friend anyway.
  19. Jake1605

    Jake1605 Initiate (0) Nov 24, 2009 Missouri

    It's probably easier to guarantee fresh bottles on the shelves with the bombers vs. 6 packs. Lagunitas bombers are an almost unreasonably low price given the quality, so they move faster than the 6 packs--at least in my area. The 6 packs move but Not as fast. Also, wouldn't the batch sizes be smaller?
  20. FATC1TY

    FATC1TY Moderator (1,401) Feb 12, 2012 Georgia
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    I will be keeping those in stock in the beer fridge for sure.

    It's roughly 3 beers at a shot. I could drink 3 of those easily, and would enjoy every bit of it. So yes. Please, and now. I will buy 6 of them, and would essentially drink a 6 pack a week, and be content.
  21. MostlyNorwegian

    MostlyNorwegian Zealot (551) Feb 5, 2013 Illinois

    I can imagine that these 32ozer's are going to be a hit for the folks who have to take the Metra on out to exurbia. And yeah. Bottling homebrew in 32 oz bottles is really just going to, uh. Suck.
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  22. forrestbetts

    forrestbetts Initiate (68) Nov 29, 2007 Illinois

    DFH did that already, right?
  23. forrestbetts

    forrestbetts Initiate (68) Nov 29, 2007 Illinois

    Bell's has the mini keg market cornered, IMO, in terms of the quality and price combination.
  24. shand

    shand Meyvn (1,424) Jul 13, 2010 Florida
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    I'm the winner! Does this mean I get a lifetime supply of Sucks? :grinning:
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