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Lagunitas Sucks 32's = October

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by Frankinstiener, May 14, 2013.

  1. Frankinstiener

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    There have been a few threads about Sucks becoming year round lately. Tony tweeted that this is delayed until the harvest now because they are short one of the hop varieties.

    @LagunitasT
    "We won’t be able to let the Sucks 32′s fly until October. W/our other brews growin so this year we’re short on 1 hop. Gotta wait 4 harvest."
     
  2. mecummins

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    Disappointing, but understandable. I do appreciate that Lagunitas keeps their consumers updated at least. And I say this as a fan who is patiently (still) waiting for the brewpub/brewery to open here in Chicago.
     
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    The taproom opens in June so I heard, so it's coming :)

    Looking forward to year-round sucks no matter the format.
     
  4. checktherhyme

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    Better than nothing!
     
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    That "Sucks".....heheheh.seriously though, this is a great brew. I hope they are able to work it out to go year round in the future. Until then, like everyone here, I will patiently bide my time waiting for the harvest...
     
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  6. Rekrule

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    It can come out whenever.. I'll be passing on the 32oz format more often than not anyhow. I may buy one of the first batch but after that I'm betting it sits on the shelf just like other dusty Lagunitas bombers I see around me.
     
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    I'd like to know what hop they're short on so I can grow a ton of it in my back yard for them
     
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    How about that! I was beginning to think that year-round Sucks was a hoax.
     
  9. GimmeGumballHead

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    I NEED SUCKS STRAIGHT FROM THE BRITE TANK.
     
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    Yup, I'm glad they at least let everyone know. Now I can concentrate on sumpin sumpin until the fall..,
     
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    Not as big of a fan of this beer as some...but wanted to chime in and just say that I much prefer that breweries stay true to their recipes if they can rather than tweaking just to get bottles into distro (in this case, subbing for a different hop variety)...kudos to Lagunitas here!
     
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    They should brew another beer to replace it like they did with Brown Shugga' when they created Sucks. That seemed to work out well. Maybe call it Blows.
     
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    And likely to cost almost twice as much per serving than 12 oz bottles. (But don't let @LagunitasT know that pricing effects your beer buying decisions or he may just tell you stop drinking his beer :D)
     
  14. Rekrule

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    That's another huge issue. It's rare to see a reasonably priced bomber around here anyways (especially if it's not a local) I have no hope for a larger bottle to not be marked up even more because it has some level of allure. It's too bad because I would have kept the 12 oz bottles in my regular rotation.
     
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    so close, yet so far away. can't wait for october
     
  16. penniwisdom

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    Don't blame Lagunitas on the bomber to 12oz pricing. They're one of the best @ $4.29 bomber for $9.99 six pack.

    Worst offender was when Sculpin was $8.99 for 22oz and $14.99 for 6pack. Simple math = easy decision as to which to purchase.
     
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    Good for you with that bomber price, I'm not seeing that price here. Also I think you can put at least some blame on Lagunitas. They know how the prices of containers trend. They made a choice, and I blame them for it.
     
  18. penniwisdom

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    Not to mention, 32oz is a lot of one beer to open at once. Let's be honest, most of us are going to open it, pour out a pint, close it up and pour a 2nd pint later in the day or evening. The 32oz thing is sort of unnecessary although definitely a novelty and kinda funny for a minute.
     
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    So the label would say Lagunitas Blows Brown Shugga Substitute Subsitute Ale?
     
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    rofl - most of us are going to do that?
     
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    Not me. I'm gonna be doming them when they get released.
     
  22. penniwisdom

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    Right on. Guess I'm not crushing beers as hard as you guys. Or maybe its the fact that I'm posting this around noon on a weekday.
     
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    Drinking 2 pints is "crushing beers"?
     
  24. ShogoKawada

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    do they come in 32oz sixers? Price?
     
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    6 pack Milk Crates!
     
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    Except they are $7 and $11 around here. So $1.83 for 12oz Sucks vs. $3.50 for 11 ozs Hop Stoopid. Not blaming Lagunitas, its just the reality of the situation in the Boston market (and others). May not make a difference if you are only going to buy one or two bombers - but I bought 120 bottles of Sucks this year. The difference in price on that would be $200.
     
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  27. ShogoKawada

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    Except they're $7 bombers here. Not lagunitas's fault, but still. shit pricing
     
  28. beerindaglass

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    The more I think about it, the more stupid I think a 32 oz. bottle is. Someone pegged it perfectly before as a novelty. And a lame one at that. Just got to try this great beer and then they pull this stunt. What a rip.

    What's wrong with 22oz if you're not supplying a 12oz. pack option? It's a perfect weekday amount.
     
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    Anyone know if the six packs will be back again?
     
  30. whiskey

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    They said they're doing it so home brewers can use the bottle.
     
  31. brees6221

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    So what you're saying is they still have 5 months to rethink this 32oz. bottle...
     
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  32. penniwisdom

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    it's a screw off cap, isn't it? homebrewers can't use screw off caps to my knowledge. i mean you could I suppose...but it's not the same. oxygen can probably get in easier once they've been popped.
     
  33. mpayne5

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    Distribute to Indiana already. This will be my perfect party beer!
     
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  34. beerindaglass

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    That's an even dumber reason. What % of people who purchased Sucks last yr. homebrew?
     
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    it should be full 1l bottles, but so it goes.
     
  36. ShogoKawada

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    and if you can't enjoy 32 oz of sucks, don't buy it, because you are a bad person and should feel bad.
     
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  37. whiskey

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    I emailed Lagunitas when they announced the 32oz bottles would be coming asking them why thy would choose this format, and that 6 packs were such a better value and more versatile. A rep responded via email saying that 32's are a favorite size of home brewers and that's why they are doing, so home brewers could reuse them. I'll look for the email when I get to my laptop.
     
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    Can't wait to play Edward Thirtytwohands with these.
     
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    :oops:

    october? ya know, I am a patient woman.... good things come to those who wait.
    I love sucks soooo much...... could easily put away 32 oz
     
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    Love the idea so long as the price is comparable to the six packs
     
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