Brown Shugga' is back. Yes!

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  1. Bradystraps

    Bradystraps Initiate (98) Jan 24, 2013 Connecticut

    Love. This. Brew.

    One of Lagunitas's best. If you have not tried, I highly, highly recommend. Beyond tasty.
  2. elektrikjester

    elektrikjester Initiate (0) Nov 15, 2008 Georgia

    Drinking one right now. Primo example of big flavor through balanced interplay between malt and hop.
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  3. bound4er

    bound4er Crusader (784) Jul 4, 2007 Wisconsin

    It seems a tad less sweet this year which I really like. Great beer!
  4. DrStiffington

    DrStiffington Poo-Bah (1,860) Oct 27, 2010 New Jersey

    Picked up two today at Wegmans to complete my mix six. I have a feeling I'll be buying a full six pack at some point. Love this brew. I'm probably one of the few who prefers this to the substitute (you know).
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  5. Immortale25

    Immortale25 Poo-Bah (3,439) May 13, 2011 North Carolina
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    Agreed. It's tasting better than ever because there's more focus on the hops. Before, it was too sweet and boozy but they've really dialed in on something special with this latest batch.
  6. mikepcarney

    mikepcarney Initiate (0) Oct 28, 2009 Ohio

    Had my first last night. Have another for another time.
  7. ernieb

    ernieb Initiate (0) Jun 27, 2013 Illinois

    Looking forward to this. Actually prefer it over Sucks.
  8. Rav4pudge

    Rav4pudge Initiate (0) Apr 6, 2014 Massachusetts

    Love it can't have too many though.
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  9. Nietzsches_Horse

    Nietzsches_Horse Initiate (0) May 2, 2014 Washington

    For its unique combination of excellent taste, price, and strength, this may well be the best beer that I know.
  10. HEX805

    HEX805 Initiate (0) Nov 13, 2014 California

    Where do they have it at?
  11. mrcraft

    mrcraft Poo-Bah (2,111) Dec 15, 2012 California
    Society Trader

    Yup. I had it not too long ago. It was nice.
  12. HenryAdams

    HenryAdams Initiate (0) Apr 22, 2013 New York

    Had my first sixer this past week, and I agree: it is awesome. Especially at $9.99 for a specialty, 9% beer!
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  13. mrcraft

    mrcraft Poo-Bah (2,111) Dec 15, 2012 California
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    If you're in the LA area, I bought mine at Sunset Beer Company in Echo Park. Call 'em first though, it was a week or so ago.
  14. Broanoke

    Broanoke Initiate (0) Feb 23, 2013 Virginia

    I always look forward to this beer. It seems though that every year it moves further from an American Barleywine/Strong Ale and closer to a DIPA. Either way, its another Lagunitas offering with quality that far exceeds the price of admission.
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  15. IroquoisPlisken

    IroquoisPlisken Initiate (0) May 21, 2013 Ohio

    I missed out on this one in years past so I was pretty excited to try it. It's very good but the hype around it had me expecting more. I was sort of anticipating it being really sweet but it didn't taste too sweet in my opinion. It's a killer 6 pack for $9.99, though.
  16. Morakaton

    Morakaton Initiate (0) May 6, 2013 Michigan

    Oh boy can't wait. I still can't figure out why I passed on this one last year, and love supporting Lagunitas as they're one of the only breweries that do not ridiculously gouge its customers (aside from Sucks quarts lol).
  17. imhoudinibitch

    imhoudinibitch Initiate (0) Feb 6, 2014 New Jersey

    I'm not sure I liked brown shugga too much, I liked substitute a lot better
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  18. dutesanch

    dutesanch Initiate (0) Apr 22, 2014 California

    I got a 6pack at Total wine about 2 weeks ago.
  19. DrunkenMonk

    DrunkenMonk Initiate (0) Jun 2, 2012 California

    It will be at World Market, Antioch tomorrow. I can't wait!
  20. mlhyatt

    mlhyatt Initiate (0) Jul 27, 2013 Georgia

    Killed a whole 6 pack on this during the cowboys bears game. Got pretty wasted, and was 2 hours late to work the next day and still a little drunk when i got there. No regrets, that beer is amazing.
  21. HEX805

    HEX805 Initiate (0) Nov 13, 2014 California

    Shit, I checked my Whole Foods in Oxnard last night and there was none. Guess I'll check other spots soon.
  22. embass

    embass Initiate (0) Sep 19, 2014 Virginia

    Yeah I loved it. Much better than Big Hairy Eyeball (at least in taste; name could be debatable).
  23. Ri0

    Ri0 Poo-Bah (3,070) Jul 1, 2012 Wisconsin

    Almost finished the 6 pack I picked up mid week. Delicious!
  24. jefffalcone

    jefffalcone Initiate (0) Nov 9, 2013 Massachusetts

    I'm with ya. It's hard to not think half of this beer's popularity is because it's really strong and pretty cheap. It's good - don't get me wrong - just nothing special imo. The substitute is way better
  25. Bruinsfan87

    Bruinsfan87 Initiate (0) Aug 25, 2014 New Hampshire

    I enjoy Brown Shugga but not as much as I enjoyed Sucks
  26. Bradystraps

    Bradystraps Initiate (98) Jan 24, 2013 Connecticut

    I actually have it on par with Sucks.
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  27. creepinjeeper

    creepinjeeper Initiate (0) Nov 8, 2012 Missouri

    I am a huge fan of Brown Shugga! It has become my favorite beer for the holiday season, and always look forward to it. Can't say it enough! (I'm a big fan of it's substitute, as well.)

    I never really made the barleywine/strong ale comparison until this season. I always felt it was more like a DIPA, too. This year, I get more of the sweetness in it. I'd compare it, slightly, to SN's Bigfoot. Just not as hopped up.
  28. FaradayUncaged

    FaradayUncaged Initiate (0) Oct 24, 2014 Michigan

    Sucks was ridiculously enjoyable, but I agree with some that Brown Shugga narrowly beats it out (for me).
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  29. GreenMachine

    GreenMachine Initiate (0) Dec 5, 2014 North Carolina

    Picked up two sixers of this last weekend. This is such a tasty, dangerous brew.
  30. jonbonfondle

    jonbonfondle Disciple (365) Nov 1, 2014 Minnesota

    Anyone have any idea when this will hit theTwin Cities?
  31. creepinjeeper

    creepinjeeper Initiate (0) Nov 8, 2012 Missouri

    One more thing, Hairy Eyeball is out as well .. another tasty Lagunitas strong ale!
  32. s_wit

    s_wit Initiate (0) Apr 26, 2012 Wisconsin

    I had a 2013 recently and it was really good. Made saving it that long worth while. Have one more and it might wait until next year. I love this beer both fresh and aged!
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  33. BrewUrbanist

    BrewUrbanist Initiate (0) May 11, 2012 Wisconsin

    This beer has become the seasonal release I most look forward to every year.
  34. raulstotle12

    raulstotle12 Initiate (162) Feb 19, 2014 California

    Picked up a sixer over the weekend
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  35. NJTransplant

    NJTransplant Initiate (0) Oct 16, 2014 California

    Got my first 6 pack last night! Can't wait to have it while decorating the tree
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  36. DarkDragon999

    DarkDragon999 Aspirant (273) Feb 13, 2013 Rhode Island

    Im not gonna bash it but its too sweet and not really my thing but Im still glad I picked it up just wont be getting it again.
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  37. stwok21

    stwok21 Initiate (0) Nov 3, 2014 California

    Bought two cases. Contemplating on picking up another @ 7.99 / 6-pack. :open_mouth:
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  38. CValle1975

    CValle1975 Initiate (0) Oct 23, 2011 Virginia

    It's all over in Yorktown, VA. I picked up a 6 pack the other night and I've had two over the last couple of days. It's one tasty beverage. Very, very nice but like others stated, it packs a punch.
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  39. beesk80

    beesk80 Initiate (0) Dec 9, 2014 New York

    Anyone see this in upstate NY yet?
  40. StLeasy

    StLeasy Initiate (0) Sep 8, 2013 Illinois

    Keep an eye out for Undercover Investigation Shutdown come April, and the return of Olde Gnarlywine come March if you're looking for more normal/usual hoppy strong ales :slight_smile: I also love the dark and strong Hairy Eyeball out now. Cheers!
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