Welcome to BeerAdvocate!

Looking to talk, rate or trade beer? Join today by creating your free account.

Dismiss Notice
Curious about recent updates to the site and app? Check the Announcements forum for updates.
Dismiss Notice
Love Belgian Beer?

Join us Sep 17 in Portland, Maine for Return of the Belgian Beer Fest, featuring hundreds of authentic Belgian beers and Belgian-inspired offerings.

Tickets + more: beeradvocate.com/belgian

Lagunitas Sucks 32's = October

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

  1. LotsofLupulin

    Joined:
    May 5, 2012
    Posts:
    72
    Likes Received:
    102
    Location:
    Colorado
    Please post a video of this when you do
     
  2. smitty5245

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2011
    Posts:
    42
    Likes Received:
    171
    Location:
    California
    Hell, I even tried to clon it when it was gone for the season! I cant wait to refill these 32oz bottles at home.
     
  3. jesskidden

    Subscriber

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2005
    Posts:
    7,776
    Likes Received:
    18,000
    Location:
    New Jersey
    Didn't "Dogtown" (aka Tony Magee) reply to another - and now apparently deleted - thread a day or so ago on this very subject and say that the beer has been brewed and will be bottled/shipped soon?

    Anyone else remember that thread? I thought it had been merged into this one, but it appears it was axed completely instead.
     
    TongoRad likes this.
  4. TongoRad

    Beer Trader

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2004
    Posts:
    9,867
    Likes Received:
    55,095
    Location:
    New Jersey
    I saw that too. Lost in the merging of threads, I suppose. The good news is that the wheels are definitely in motion.
     
    ChipMurray likes this.
  5. sbxx

    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2011
    Posts:
    754
    Likes Received:
    1,350
    Location:
    Illinois
    This, a million times over.

    I'm more likely to purchase Sucks on a regular basis now. I'd rather buy 2 pints worth when I feel like it, instead of having half the sixer sit for weeks while I drink all the other beer I have laying around.
     
    jman005, Kyrojack, jdmandel and 4 others like this.
  6. Spikester

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2007
    Posts:
    213
    Likes Received:
    107
    Location:
    Oregon
    I am Ok with the 32 ounce bottle but I wish you had taken the great leap to screw top 40s for the telling the spouce I had one beer honey, honest! Also would be cool for the you tube gomers chugging a Lagunitas Sucks 40!
     
  7. shand

    Beer Trader

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2010
    Posts:
    888
    Likes Received:
    1,038
    Location:
    Florida

    It's shitty states like Florida that killed your dream by making any containers over 32oz illegal.
     
  8. Lutter

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2010
    Posts:
    5,321
    Likes Received:
    5,425
    Location:
    Texas
    Only beer. Florida white trash has gotta have their Franzia and 2L bottles of Jack Daniels.

    Because laws make perfect sense!
     
    ironchefmiyagi13 and Bones10 like this.
  9. mmmbirra

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2009
    Posts:
    439
    Likes Received:
    397
    Location:
    Italy
    So 32 oz is two american pints. I don't see a problem. Split it with someone or drink two pints.
     
    BottleCaps80 and Spikester like this.
  10. nc41

    Beer Trader

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2008
    Posts:
    8,197
    Likes Received:
    7,122
    Location:
    North Carolina
    I think a 32 oz vessel is absurd as the only option. Should be in 4/6 pks too.
     
  11. Givemebeer

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2013
    Posts:
    910
    Likes Received:
    1,276
    Location:
    Vermont
    I need this beer in my life again.
     
  12. newyork326

    Beer Trader

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2013
    Posts:
    174
    Likes Received:
    451
    Location:
    Virginia
    Can't wait to get my hands on a 32oz.
     
  13. thatinvisibo

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2005
    Posts:
    401
    Likes Received:
    444
    Location:
    California
    Considering that Tony has already said that part of the reason it's in 32oz bottles is to lower demand, and therefore make it easier to keep up with demand all year... No. No it shouldn't be. I'm guessing they'll still have it once a year in 6-packs for the people who refuse to buy the 32.
     
    ironchefmiyagi13 and nc41 like this.
  14. MichPaul

    Beer Trader

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2012
    Posts:
    1,812
    Likes Received:
    7,478
    Location:
    Michigan
    Wait, am I reading this wrong or is he saying that Sucks will be in a 22oz format now instead of the 32's?
     
  15. nc41

    Beer Trader

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2008
    Posts:
    8,197
    Likes Received:
    7,122
    Location:
    North Carolina

    If it's his goal to reduce demand that will do it, guys will think twice before opening one. Somethimes you want 1 not 3.
     
  16. fatsnowman22

    Subscriber Beer Trader

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2011
    Posts:
    119
    Likes Received:
    79
    Location:
    Nevada
    Get a kegerator, a large stein, and position the couch next to both
     
    Givemebeer and nc41 like this.
  17. shand

    Beer Trader

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2010
    Posts:
    888
    Likes Received:
    1,038
    Location:
    Florida

    You're reading it wrong. He's saying that the glass developed for Sucks by the glass company won't have any custom Lagunitas branding (ala DFH or Green Flash bottles), so other breweries will be able to use the format if they want.
     
  18. JohnnyMc

    Beer Trader

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2012
    Posts:
    891
    Likes Received:
    636
    Location:
    Ohio
    Hell, here in Ohio most of their bombers are only $4.99-$5.49. Lagunitas has amazing pricing! I just got a growler of Maximus for $9.99! How can people complain about that?
     
  19. MichPaul

    Beer Trader

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2012
    Posts:
    1,812
    Likes Received:
    7,478
    Location:
    Michigan
    Ahhh, gotta excuse me... 4 hours of sleep for the day, as well as a head cold beginning has got me down...
     
  20. HawkIPA

    Joined:
    May 2, 2013
    Posts:
    79
    Likes Received:
    61
    Location:
    Massachusetts
    I don't get the bitching on price--the price is extremely reasonable. I will, however, be drinking less Sucks than I did last year because I'll only drink 32 ounces in one sitting on the weekend. Sucks was my perfect everyday beer last winter--affordable, and in 12oz bottles, so I could enjoy one during the workweek. I hope it's available in 6 packs as well as 32s so I can continue, but I'll still buy it, even if it's not--I'll just drink a bit less.
     
  21. shand

    Beer Trader

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2010
    Posts:
    888
    Likes Received:
    1,038
    Location:
    Florida
    But those ever scary urban youth drink 40s!

    It's basically dog-whistle racism, one of the least offensive and harmful dog-whistles, but still one.
     
    Spikester and cnbrown313 like this.
  22. swolepeer

    Joined:
    May 23, 2013
    Posts:
    367
    Likes Received:
    2,120
    Location:
    California
    Never had Sucks but I am absolutely pumped for this to be released !
     
    wr3ck00n and ChipMurray like this.
  23. wr3ck00n

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2013
    Posts:
    599
    Likes Received:
    3,617
    Location:
    North Carolina
    Hehe.. I'm familiar with that game..
     
    ChipMurray likes this.
  24. wr3ck00n

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2013
    Posts:
    599
    Likes Received:
    3,617
    Location:
    North Carolina

    Same. I think I have yet to dislike any Lagunitas I have tried and I have heard SUCH good things about Sucks. Can't wait!
     
    ChipMurray likes this.
  25. Westuh

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2012
    Posts:
    332
    Likes Received:
    190
    Location:
    Wisconsin
    Lagunitas has the best pricing for their bombers, may be the cheapest in WI next to Lakefront's. I'll be being cases of these this year.
     
    ChipMurray likes this.
  26. ChefHopMeister

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2010
    Posts:
    124
    Likes Received:
    99
    Location:
    Virginia
    No Brainer...I'm in.
     
    YogiBeer and ChipMurray like this.
  27. CassinoNorth

    Beer Trader

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2013
    Posts:
    1,770
    Likes Received:
    2,835
    Location:
    New Jersey
    Probably won't see these in Jersey until they open Chicago unfortunately.
     
  28. drocpsu

    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2006
    Posts:
    268
    Likes Received:
    120
    Location:
    New Hampshire
    As much as I loved Sucks the first time around, I know I will find myself in this category. Typically, when I have a beer at home, I only have 1. When I crack a bigger bottle (corked Belgian, for example), I'll typically re-cork it and split it over 2 nights. I'm sure the times that I'd buy a 32oz bottle of Sucks for myself are far fewer than picking up a 6-pack and spreading it over a couple weeks. It's a bummer, because I love this stuff. But, it's Lagunitas business decision, so they can distribute it however they want.
     
    HawkIPA likes this.
  29. nc41

    Beer Trader

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2008
    Posts:
    8,197
    Likes Received:
    7,122
    Location:
    North Carolina
    I agree, it's a tasty Ca brew comparable to Alpine Pure Hoppiness perhaps in terms off style. My opinion here.
     
  30. southdenverhoo

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2004
    Posts:
    1,295
    Likes Received:
    1,147
    Location:
    Colorado
    I guess this is a comment on my own fondness for beer in quantity but it just always surprises me on a forum of beer lovers how many of them think two pints is too much for a weeknight.

    Are these quarts still on for sometime in October or has that been pushed back? Coz, you know, 9/29/13, just sayin...

    Ps Alesmith IPA finally hit Denver early this mo and at $6.99 a 22 oz bomber I've been drinking one pretty much daily (and / or an Avery Dugana) and with absolutely no complaint about the price. That's more than Tony was talking about for a quart...lagunitas has in my mind been a leader on pricing as much as or even more than on quality, over the years.
     
  31. hoppytobehere

    Beer Trader

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2012
    Posts:
    1,090
    Likes Received:
    5,188
    Location:
    District of Columbia
    AleSmith IPA is good, but it sure ain't no Sucks. Can't wait for this to hit Denver.
     
    ChanChan likes this.
  32. jminch

    Beer Trader

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2011
    Posts:
    243
    Likes Received:
    311
    Location:
    Ohio
    Is it October yet? I've been waiting for Sucks to return since last winter.
     
    DemoniChris and RobertV916 like this.
  33. BadJustin

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2010
    Posts:
    232
    Likes Received:
    262
    Location:
    New York
    Lol @ people complaint about having to drink two pints, the horror!
     
    Mongrel, cnbrown313, Gtg642 and 12 others like this.
  34. beercanman

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2012
    Posts:
    992
    Likes Received:
    1,803
    Location:
    Ohio
    It should be a 40oz.
     
  35. Jake1605

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2009
    Posts:
    717
    Likes Received:
    628
    Location:
    Missouri
    I pictured this having a swing top like a 30oz growler. I don't care though, if I open a bottle I'm drinking it. I like to set the cap or cork on top to trap the carb while I enjoy my pour.
     
  36. jesskidden

    Subscriber

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2005
    Posts:
    7,776
    Likes Received:
    18,000
    Location:
    New Jersey
    It is going to a pretty standard looking "steinie quart" bottle, crown-capped, if the image on their van is accurate.

    [​IMG]

    Quarts were once the second most popular beer bottle size in the US. Of course, that was in the era when one got a "cents per ounce" discount for buying a larger sized bottle over the smaller 12's...
     
    Norseman, KentT, Broanoke and 2 others like this.
  37. Jake1605

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2009
    Posts:
    717
    Likes Received:
    628
    Location:
    Missouri
    That's pretty sweet.
     
  38. DBijnagte

    Beer Trader

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2012
    Posts:
    453
    Likes Received:
    439
    Location:
    Minnesota
    Talked to a rep last week and he said Cali might see 32oz bottles in Dec and they weren't rolling them out until Feb to other states. Also said that 6packs will be back this winter for the last time. I don't know if this is accurate at all, has anyone heard anything similar to this?
     
    YogiBeer likes this.
  39. Dools9

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2011
    Posts:
    1,651
    Likes Received:
    5,267
    Location:
    Massachusetts
    Last six pack run, that sucks imo. For me personally, I'm glad its going year round. However, I bought 2 cases worth of Sucks sixers last winter, always very fresh too. I rarely buy cases of a particular beer. These big bottles I will most likely pick up here and there, but nowhere near as often as the six packs. Not to mention that these quart bottles will most likely not turn over as quickly as a limited 3 month run would which makes it harder to get the beer fresh. If this beer went to a late December to early March release annually in sixers, I honestly could care less about it going year round. Worth the wait each year for fresh beer in a convenient size. It's a very puzzling decision by Lagunitas but I digress.
     
  40. JayORear

    Beer Trader

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2012
    Posts:
    2,591
    Likes Received:
    20,967
    Location:
    California
    I love beer, but sometimes I just want a single beer, not two pints of an 8% DIPA. What's so surprising about that?
     
    lic217, HawkIPA, WeymouthMike and 5 others like this.
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • Return of the Belgian Beer Fest

    BeerAdvocate Brings its All-Belgian Fest to Portland, Maine on September 17, 2016. Tickets are on sale now.

    Learn More
  • Get the Mag

    Become a BeerAdvocate magazine print subscriber today.

    Subscribe