Release Lagunitas 2018 Willetized Coffee Stout

Discussion in 'Beer News & Releases' started by raynmoon, Oct 26, 2018.

  1. raynmoon

    raynmoon Crusader (778) Aug 13, 2011 Colorado

    Looks like stores near me (Bay Area, CA) have received this year's vintage, however in 22oz bomber gift packs that include two 10oz tumbler jars. I'm guessing these are retailing around $20. Will they also be released in 6-packs or solo bombers? We'll see, I suppose.



    Willettized*** title
     
  2. flaskman

    flaskman Devotee (452) Aug 3, 2015 New York
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    I have never seen it for sale but would LOVE to try some gift pack or not.
     
  3. folkstar

    folkstar Initiate (94) Sep 28, 2017 Rhode Island
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    hope it's in six packs again this year -- last year's price for a 6 pack was unbeatable!
     
  4. rypkr

    rypkr Champion (825) Nov 19, 2011 Pennsylvania
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  5. Giantspace

    Giantspace Defender (655) Dec 22, 2011 Pennsylvania

    The original hi West was 22oz and I paid $8 a bottle by the case. Don’t want mason jar mugs so it’s a pass unless it’s $8

    Enjoy
     
  6. Prince_Casual

    Prince_Casual Aspirant (292) Nov 3, 2012 District of Columbia
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    Usually when glasses are included, it doesn't cost more.

    Well at least it doesn't cost more TO the retailer. If they want to try to charge more (or break the complimentary glasses out and try to sell them on their own)... maybe find a different shop.

    Lagunitas 22oz pricing is great so even though 6pks are preferable, I will still buy 22s if they are $6-8.
     
  7. rypkr

    rypkr Champion (825) Nov 19, 2011 Pennsylvania
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    Looks like $15 per from what I'm seeing... gotta pay for this stupid ass packaging and glasses.

    Man did they screw up and get greedy on this.
    [​IMG]
     
  8. donspublic

    donspublic Poo-Bah (1,588) Aug 4, 2014 Texas
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    the last 6 packs never made it to Houston earlier this year, so bummed.
     
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  9. AZBeerDude72

    AZBeerDude72 Meyvn (1,349) Jun 10, 2016 Arizona
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    Loved this last year, awesome stuff. If the 6 packs make it back here I am all in for sure, fantastic beer.
     
  10. AZBeerDude72

    AZBeerDude72 Meyvn (1,349) Jun 10, 2016 Arizona
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    LOL that is bad, what is deal with glasses and package, sure hope this is not the only way to get it this year.
     
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  11. elohim

    elohim Initiate (190) Dec 4, 2010 Georgia
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    I would love to try this but sadly my area doesn't seem to get any of the Laguintas coffee beers. I've never seen any of them on the shelves which is odd considering their hoppy offerings are always available. I already own a couple of these Laguintas glasses and they are probably my least favorite beer glass
     
  12. Giantspace

    Giantspace Defender (655) Dec 22, 2011 Pennsylvania


    Hate that glass type. No need to buy packaging. Total fail for me. I get that they want to make $ and this will sell really well as gifts,

    I hope there is an alternative to buy this as beer only

    Enjoy
     
  13. BiddzzBA

    BiddzzBA Initiate (25) Jan 26, 2018 North Carolina
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    Great beer...spectacular price!
     
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  14. ChiPez66

    ChiPez66 Initiate (54) May 21, 2018 Illinois
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    Great beer, I agree with. Price, not so much. $15 for a 22oz?

    I paid $11.99 last year for 6 packs... and got multiple at that price.

    $15 for 22oz... or $12 for 72oz... I know which one I prefer.
     
  15. Rdubya87

    Rdubya87 Initiate (37) Feb 10, 2014 California

    It will 100% be released in bombers without the gift pack
     
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  16. tzieser

    tzieser Savant (978) Nov 21, 2006 New Jersey
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    I was gonna say, I'll happily take that has a Christmas present but no fucking way am I buying that with my own money.

    @ChiPez66 yeah, I guess this is what we all deserve for praising Lagunitas and their fair price point for an excellent BA stout. I wonder how much they'll jack up the price on High Westified
     
  17. ChiPez66

    ChiPez66 Initiate (54) May 21, 2018 Illinois
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    High Westified will never exist again, more likely than not. Constellation owns both Ballast Point and High West. The High West barrels are used for BA Victory at Sea.
     
  18. tzieser

    tzieser Savant (978) Nov 21, 2006 New Jersey
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    I agree, thanks for the correction.
     
  19. Obsidian81

    Obsidian81 Initiate (31) Mar 3, 2016 Illinois
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    This is a weird move for a company that typically listens to consumers and has reasonable prices. I definitely won't be buying this if it only comes in bombers.
     
  20. charrel

    charrel Disciple (364) Jul 10, 2005 Texas
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    Never saw it Dallas either. I don’t know if I missed it or if it was never sent to Texas
     
  21. JBogan

    JBogan Champion (815) Jul 15, 2007 California

    Same here. What was an absolute no brainer purchase for me in the past is going to be a no buy. Great beer, but I have no interest in buying it in bomber form.
     
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  22. Giantspace

    Giantspace Defender (655) Dec 22, 2011 Pennsylvania

    I paid $96 a case for the original hi west bombers. Still think it was the best of all the hi west releases.

    Rather get the 6 packs though.

    Enjoy
     
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  23. bbtkd

    bbtkd Poo-Bah (2,062) Sep 20, 2015 South Dakota
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    Would rather get Willetized sixers, but we'll probably only get tap here, as with past High-west an Willetized releases. Perhaps I'll stock up on the High-west Victory At Sea if/when it turns up again.
     
  24. ChiPez66

    ChiPez66 Initiate (54) May 21, 2018 Illinois
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    A great beer, IMO. Keep an eye out. It hit Chicago this week. Picked up a couple 4 packs on Thursday. Although not every store got it.
     
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  25. waltari

    waltari Initiate (55) Jan 28, 2016 Georgia

    They have been really screwing it up with switching formats. They release Dark Swan in bombers this year and they just released the sparkling Dark swan in 12-pk only ! result, I didn't buy either.
     
  26. deadwolfbones

    deadwolfbones Initiate (69) Jun 21, 2014 California

    Hmm, I got Dark Swan in a 6er here in CA.
     
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  27. waltari

    waltari Initiate (55) Jan 28, 2016 Georgia

    Could it be the 2017 vintage? I still see few sixers from last year.
     
  28. DISKORD

    DISKORD Aspirant (205) Feb 28, 2017 Virginia

    This is the worst decision, since this year's CBS format.
     
  29. Obsidian81

    Obsidian81 Initiate (31) Mar 3, 2016 Illinois
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    I don't even mind milking the public last year with CBS in bombers because it was actually widely available. The problem is doing it again this year. I hope it backfires on then financially, even though I like the beer a lot.
     
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  30. FarmerTed

    FarmerTed Aspirant (238) May 31, 2011 Colorado

    They made the bizarre move packaging Sucks in 32 oz bottles for about a year because the owner thought it would be cool to put the bottle in a paper bag and drink the beer straight out of the bottle. I guess now he has a thing for Mason jars.
     
  31. thedaveofbeer

    thedaveofbeer Initiate (131) Mar 25, 2016 Massachusetts
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    I really don't understand how any plus 10% plus stouts isn't bottled in 12oz format. It's not like it is a bottle of wine where a bunch of folks want to share- unless one is at a bottle share and then 12oz is still fine, or you can bring more bottles
     
  32. grilledsquid

    grilledsquid Devotee (477) Jul 10, 2009 California
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    I think the mason jars have been their thing for as long as I can remember. I think it was 2009/2010 when I visited their brewery and mason jars were used for serving. I like them as my regular beverage glasses so I don't mind getting some, though I understand why folks would be irked.
     
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  33. BiddzzBA

    BiddzzBA Initiate (25) Jan 26, 2018 North Carolina
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    I have not seen any to compare price in my area yet. My price comment was referencing the $10.99 sixers of the past. Has it really gone up that much everywhere ?
     
  34. Hoos78

    Hoos78 Aspirant (212) Mar 3, 2015 Ohio

    Which is a fantastic beer BTW...
     
  35. vinylfiend1

    vinylfiend1 Initiate (62) Jun 8, 2013 California

    If there's no six packs of this I'm sitting this release out. Looks like lagunitas is finally going downhill post buyout.
     
  36. GetMeAnIPA

    GetMeAnIPA Zealot (539) Mar 28, 2009 California

    Nothing like pouring a BA coffee stout into mason jars.
     
  37. ChiPez66

    ChiPez66 Initiate (54) May 21, 2018 Illinois
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    They switched formats to a 22oz with a couple little mason jars for $15. So last year, which was great at $12 for a 6pack, is gone, and you now get 22oz for $15 instead of 72oz for $12.
     
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  38. BiddzzBA

    BiddzzBA Initiate (25) Jan 26, 2018 North Carolina
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    That's a skip for me. Greed much Lagunitas ?
     
  39. Alefflicted

    Alefflicted Initiate (75) Dec 2, 2017 Minnesota

    I really wish they'd have stuck to 6 packs. I'm fairly positive these are not going to sell as well for us. Personally I'll probably buy one (great brew & I like mason jars), but damn is that ever disappointing. It was one of the best value buys out there.
     
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  40. Giantspace

    Giantspace Defender (655) Dec 22, 2011 Pennsylvania

    10ozmason jars , why bother

    Enjoy