Lagunitas 2019 Willettized Coffee Stout

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  1. JBogan

    JBogan Champion (847) Jul 15, 2007 California

    Forgive me if this was covered already, but I was just nosing around the Lagunitas website and saw a posting for the 2019 Willettized Coffee Stout. It's due out next month, but the best part is that it will be available in 12 oz 4 packs. After passing on last year's version I'll definitely be giving the 2019 one a try.
  2. GetMeAnIPA

    GetMeAnIPA Defender (649) Mar 28, 2009 California

    4 packs are better than 22oz bottles only but i’ll Still miss those six packs.
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  3. donspublic

    donspublic Poo-Bah (1,981) Aug 4, 2014 Texas
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    On my watchlist, but don't hold out much hope it will make it down to Houston. They have not been to diligent about getting out new releases here. Saw Hazy Memory is out and only 3 places around have it and it is all on tap
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  4. keithmurray

    keithmurray Meyvn (1,405) Oct 7, 2009 Connecticut

    The six packs were a hell of a deal - I got mine for $12.99

    Anyone know the price point on the 4 packs?
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  5. smutty33

    smutty33 Crusader (741) Jun 12, 2009 Connecticut

    I need this one back in my life.....

    Passed on the bomber format last year.

    Great brew.
  6. waltari

    waltari Initiate (68) Jan 28, 2016 Georgia

    Is it the first time they release something in a 4pk format?
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  7. JBogan

    JBogan Champion (847) Jul 15, 2007 California

    That's a great question. It's certainly the first one that I know of.
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  8. JBogan

    JBogan Champion (847) Jul 15, 2007 California

    Yeah, at $12.99 a sixer I was telling everybody that I knew who drank beer to go grab it while you can. If I had to guess I'd wager that the 4 pack will probably be around the same price point. Inflation you know ...
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  9. donspublic

    donspublic Poo-Bah (1,981) Aug 4, 2014 Texas
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    I wouldn't shun a $13 4 pack of BA stout if it was good. Will miss the six, but I just refuse to buy bombers of BA beer anymore
  10. DokiDokiLitFam

    DokiDokiLitFam Disciple (389) Jun 3, 2019 New Jersey

    If Founders released the Underground Mountain Brown in a bomber only format, I don't think it would have gained that traction as quickly as it did. I'm all for the 4 or 6 packs. Easier to split with friends and share.
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  11. Giantspace

    Giantspace Champion (837) Dec 22, 2011 Pennsylvania

    I grabbed a 22oz bottle this summer that was a year old and it was great. $8.49.

    I’m in for some 4 packs.

    My original case of HI-West 6 packs was less than $44 with tax. I did pay almost $100 for the original bomber release, it was the best release of all.

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  12. ManBearPat

    ManBearPat Devotee (495) Dec 2, 2014 Colorado

    I’m hoping this is a nice release
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  13. Frostedmug

    Frostedmug Initiate (0) Jun 24, 2016 Wisconsin

    I can’t wait. I wouldn’t say this about any other brewery but I bet the price drops going from a six pack to four pack. Lagunitas pricing is incredible. I still think Waldos should be released twice a year.
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  14. unlikelyspiderperson

    unlikelyspiderperson Poo-Bah (1,636) Mar 12, 2013 California
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    Will definitely be picking this up and I'm with @Frostedmug in guessing that the price/oz won't be higher in 4 packs vs 6 packs
  15. AWA

    AWA Disciple (320) Jul 22, 2014 California

    It would surprise me if it was. I'm in for a case.
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  16. Blogjackets

    Blogjackets Zealot (574) Nov 22, 2017 Ohio
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    I still have never seen this beer on the shelf here. Not once. Oh well, my white whale. Call me Ishmael.
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  17. Cibsie

    Cibsie Initiate (173) Jan 10, 2015 Minnesota

    If they try to even come close to the 6-pack pricing, I could see this being $9.99. If it's much more I'll probably only buy 1 pack this year. The 6-pack was one of the best deals I've ever seen so it's hard to go back to paying the same as every other BA shelf beer.
  18. raynmoon

    raynmoon Initiate (0) Aug 13, 2011 Colorado

    Id expect $13-15 for the 4 pack considering that it still sold out when the $10 bombers were out last year. Even at that price it's still a great buy.
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  19. thedaveofbeer

    thedaveofbeer Aspirant (248) Mar 25, 2016 Massachusetts

    Is there a better value than this stout at the bomber, 4 pack, or 6 pack sku ? The only comparable one I can think of is Sunday Morning Stout by Weybacher and I don't think they are making SMS this year. I am currently enjoying a KBS as a treat, but plan to make Williettized a more regular drinker if it stays affordable.
  20. Steve_Studnuts

    Steve_Studnuts Devotee (485) Apr 21, 2015 Pennsylvania

    They aren't. They made a salted pretzel variant that only a sainted few ever got hands on. I keep seeing last year's SMS popping up on shelves, though, and keep buying it. I swear I must be the only person in Erie county who drinks the stuff.

    On topic: Really hoping to see Willetized this year. Missed it the last two.
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  21. Marklaker

    Marklaker Initiate (0) Jun 5, 2014 Florida

    Never saw the six packs, but I scooped up an armful of bombers for $5.99 at my military base exchange.
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  22. Benish

    Benish Meyvn (1,171) Mar 13, 2013 Wisconsin

    Funny. I just happen to come across a bunch of 2018 bombers at the store today. I almost picked one up but decided against it. I spend too much on beer anyway.
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  23. GetMeAnIPA

    GetMeAnIPA Defender (649) Mar 28, 2009 California

    Don’t we all?
  24. micada

    micada Zealot (554) Jul 13, 2015 New York

    Damn, I saw Erie County and got excited that it’s around...problem is, my Erie County is not your Erie County!
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  25. ManBearPat

    ManBearPat Devotee (495) Dec 2, 2014 Colorado

    Will the real Erie county please stand up? JK obviously the PA one is OG
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  26. flat_lander

    flat_lander Crusader (758) May 11, 2016 Illinois
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    Read this thread the other night and thought, hmm...pretty sure I've got a 2017 bottle leftover in my ridiculous beer cellar (ahem, hobby) somewhere. And I did. And I just finished it. Although the coffee has long faded, obviously, this was a delicious rye barrel aged stout. Surprisingly creamy. Rye spiced has toned down quite a bit. Makes me want a 4 pack when this comes out again. I'm going Central Waters-esque pricing at $14.99. Which I'll take all day long. The $11.99 per 6er paid for High-Westified in 2016 was nuts, and don't expect that again.
  27. raynmoon

    raynmoon Initiate (0) Aug 13, 2011 Colorado

    A "higher up" at lagunitas told me he was sure they were losing money on the High West 6-packs at the time. So yeah, agreed, $15 4-pack should be expected.

    Also, I hear BBA Narhwal will be out in cans this winter... :grin:
  28. micada

    micada Zealot (554) Jul 13, 2015 New York

    Uh, that kid has a beer box on his head...

    That’s f*cking fantastic!
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  29. Beer_Stan

    Beer_Stan Initiate (0) Mar 15, 2014 California

    I'm still sitting on about a case of these at my shop lol I don't even tell customers about it, they just see the box and ask if it's really real.
  30. scream

    scream Meyvn (1,335) Dec 6, 2014 Wisconsin

    Just got email from local store that this has arrived and put aside for me ! Woot !!

    Reportedly $11.99 !!
  31. adrock314

    adrock314 Champion (847) Apr 14, 2006 Pennsylvania
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    That black label is gorgeous
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  32. JBogan

    JBogan Champion (847) Jul 15, 2007 California

    Good to hear that it's starting to hit the shelves. I'm not seeing it listed yet on the beer finder on the Lagunitas website, but I imagine that will change soon if it's out there in the wild now. Can't wait to give this beer a try.
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  33. AZBeerDude72

    AZBeerDude72 Initiate (0) Jun 10, 2016 Arizona

    That is fantastic news, the 12oz format rocks, so glad they saw the light from last years mess.
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  34. Crumps_Brother

    Crumps_Brother Initiate (0) Jun 24, 2017 Pennsylvania

    unfortunate that they're sold in 4 pack format now

    the price on the 6 pack was one of those rare cases where it seemed too good to be true but wasn't
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  35. JBogan

    JBogan Champion (847) Jul 15, 2007 California

    The 12 Oz 4 pack option is still an improvement over last year's option though.
  36. flat_lander

    flat_lander Crusader (758) May 11, 2016 Illinois
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    This. And no mason jar glasses to boot!
  37. RKP1967

    RKP1967 Aspirant (289) Sep 26, 2010 Virginia

    Just a reminder that you can buy 3+ cases of this beer for the same price as a bottle of Sam Adams Utopia.
  38. Hoppedelic

    Hoppedelic Devotee (449) Dec 6, 2010 California
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    Just bought a couple 4 packs in NorCal, they’re 11.99.
  39. RacerX5k

    RacerX5k Disciple (399) Feb 11, 2013 Pennsylvania

    Of course. I can't wait, but my experience has been the 2015 High Westified bombers is my, deservedly so, #5 all time beer. Went thru many cases at $100 - $110 a case, coffee, rye, chocolate bomb. Then the next year, 1/2 the price.12 oz 6 packs, but, more importantly, 1/2 the quality. Then did the 12 oz Willetized come out in 2017? I could be wrong, but again, 1/2 the price, 1/2 the quality. Average at best. Then last year, my birthday weekend (early December) the 2018 Willetized bombers came out, instantly became my #7 all time. See, Lagunitas has always impressed me as an very smart brewery / company, smart enough to realize when their barrel aging didn't go as planned, so release the beer in 12 oz at 1/2 the price. I mean, think about it? Why else would the 12 oz be 1/2 the price? Because, that's what it's worth, I would gladly pay, and have, $10 a bomber for my all time #5 and #7 beers.

    On a side note, I've had Victory at Sea High Westified. Must be some amazing barrels, as I don't even like regular Victory at Sea. I gotta try their bourbon someday, but it is very expensive ... On that note, my all time favorite beer is aged in Virginia Gentleman barrels, and that bourbon actually stinks, so you never know ... that's what I've loved about craft, 10+ years now ... yes I'm no expert.
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  40. RacerX5k

    RacerX5k Disciple (399) Feb 11, 2013 Pennsylvania

    Last year's mess? Yes, the beer didn't last long being an absolute coffee bomb, but, easily, and by far, my #7 all time beer. It was amazing ... oh my. Just my opinion, to which we are all entitled. I very much prefer the high quality bombers over the 12 oz format, every time,. At least with 2015 High Westified, and 2018 Willetized. Lagunitas knows what they're doing, my all time list consists of Lagunitas and Founders, and, of course, Goose Island back in the day when they knew what they were doing, circa 2012 - 2013.

    What I love about craft, is the IN consistency of it all. It's been an helluva ride, for all us. And if I don't kill my keyboard tonight, it will be a miracle ... lmao.
    #40 RacerX5k, Nov 7, 2019
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