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Lagunitas Sucks Brown Shugga Substitute Ale is on the way

Discussion in 'Beer Releases' started by otispdriftwood, Dec 12, 2012.

  1. lonewolfcry

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    Just had my first HopSlam, and think think I agree with you. Even if the price tag was switched!
    I'll probably get a few more Sucks while it's still here and infuckincredible!

    Might get one more HopSlam...maybe but I kinda doubt it now.
     
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    I bought one sixer last Saturday at the TW in Tucson and I regretted not buying another after just two sips. Sumpin is good but this is sublime and dangerously drinkable as per the previous posters.:D
     
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    Yep. As good as Sugga is, I'm happy for the 2011 fallout.
     
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    Went to the store to buy some Nugget Nectar and left with a case of Sucks instead. $40. Got some chillin now. Can't wait to bust some caps later!
     
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    Yep its basically twice as many Sucks for the price of one of Hopslam. It's hard to argue with that if you only had $20 to spend between the two of them.
     
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    In eastern MD sucks is only slightly less expensive than nn was last year. That being said, sucks beats Pliny, nn, and just about every other hop monster I've ever had.
     
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    This beer is great. Anyone have experience brewing a clone yet?
     
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    How the hell is everyone getting Sucks for $10-11?? Around here (Buffalo, NY), it's $12.50/sixer.

    I'm spending $50/case, but loving every minute of it. I sure as sh!t wish I could get it for $40 like the rest of you guys. This REALLY sucks!
     
  9. tx_beer_man

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    Picked up two sixers at my local specs. 11 bux.
     
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    Paid 35.64 out the door for a case last week after the case discount. 8.99 a sixer regularly.
     
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    Bought my first six pack of Sucks yesterday, had my second bottle today while having some lunch. VERY satisfied with this beer. Cost me $10 plus change here in Chicagoland. I like it better than Hopslam even (first time this year as well)
     
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    Working though my second case! So tastey
     
  13. scootsmal

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    Paid 53 for a case at Glenville Beverage. Worth every penny.
     
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    I only have one bottle left :(. I Was actually surprised to find a six pack of it, shared one with a co-worker and gave one to a friend I was staying with. I hope they liked it as much as I do.
     
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    Are batches of this stuff still being produced or is it pretty much over and done with?
     
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    I wouldn't care if they never made Brown Shugga again. Sucks whoops its ass handily, it's not even close.
     
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    Best ipa to hit Arizona shelves.
     
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    I'm wondering this too....
     
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    That is a lot of goodness right there
     
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    I definitely like both. Just picked up 2 6ers of Sucks last night cause I was running out. Also having had both Sucks and Brown Shugga, I tend to agree that Brown Shugga was slightly better. Both are amazing, but 1 has 9.99% ABV
     
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    I have a case left at my store in Temecula, CA 9.99 a sixer. No limit on amount.
     
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    Aaaannnnnd Hopslam slaughters both, so it doesn't really matter. End thread, ty!
     
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    its almost an apples to oranges comparison though.
    I wont argue Hopslam is the shit. Had it on draft twice yesterday :-D
     
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    Or they could continue to make both... which is the plan. Yes, that will be better.
     
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    The most recent brewed batch I've seen in my area is 1/15. Would love to be able to have this stuff fresh through the end of the month.
     
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    I live in bakersfield and seen nothing. Its so frustrating because our distributors are out of all the lagunitas products .
     
  27. tx_beer_man

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    Yep, I had Hopslam (acq through trade) and SUCKS back-to-back. Consensus is Slams takes the hop title but SUCKS takes the taste test.
     
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    I live out by sag harbor on the south fork. Got it at my beer place for $10. Steal of the century!
     
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    I paid eight bucks per growler at bottles in mt. Pleasant SC for sucks. Great deal for a wonderful brew.
     
  30. WBD

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    64 oz ones
     
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    Well damn, I wish I could score some for $8.99 around here, but it's ridiculously overpriced in our local stores at $12.49 for a sixer. I guess it COULD be worse.... like some folks around here they can't even get any in their area. That really WOULD "Suck". I like my beers, but just knowing it's 30% more expensive here in Buffalo makes me a bit angry. I mean Buffalo isn't really a high-rent district. It's pretty depressed around here, but beer is priced at a premium. Go figure.
     
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    Yep, no brainer! In VA...$10/6'er Sucks Brown Shugga Ale.
     
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    Where are you in VA? I pay $8.99 in Newport News/VA Beach.
     
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    I just finished my 6th 6-pack of Sucks and I'm getting this empty aching feeling...


    ...I miss Sucks.
     
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    Sagnasty! Don't miss living there.
     
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    hard to disagree with this. Sucks is a great fuckin beer. And it wont cost you 40 dollars for 12 of them. Plus Sucks is everywhere. I can go get it on tap, or get it in most beer shops. Actually its sold out in Durham but its still all over Chapel Hill
     
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    Just got it in at my liquor store can't wait to pop the top on theese I loved it last year and I'm sure ill love it this year also
     
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    I paid $10.:eek:
     
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    Just bought my third case , love it. Cheapest case, 63, 46, 39.99
     
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    Almost done with my third as well :) Forty-five bucks a hit...this will be my go-to beer for as long as its around (in six packs). A lot of people try to compare it against Hopslam...Not only do I think it blows hopslam out of the water..its the same price as two-hearted! It's hard to buy anything else while this is an option.
     
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