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Lagunitas Sucks on Philly

Discussion in 'Mid-Atlantic' started by bluetieman, Jan 10, 2013.

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  1. bluetieman

    bluetieman Sep 26, 2009 Pennsylvania
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    Anyone seen this? Looks like it's everywhere else but here...
     
  2. daleyke

    daleyke Aug 15, 2009 Pennsylvania

    Damn it !!! I thought this was gonna be an "It's here" thread.
     
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  3. jwat

    jwat Jan 19, 2012 Pennsylvania

    Don't you think Philly should buy it a drink first?
     
  4. HokiesandBeer

    HokiesandBeer Jan 10, 2013 Pennsylvania
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    Have been checking phillytapfinder.com but no luck.
     
  5. joeebbs

    joeebbs Apr 29, 2009 Pennsylvania

    who would have thought one letter would have made such a difference.
     
  6. ColonelW

    ColonelW Mar 11, 2009 Pennsylvania

    Week of Jan 21. More than likely the 22nd according to distributors.
     
  7. PhillyTapFinder

    PhillyTapFinder May 21, 2012 Pennsylvania

    I'm keeping my eye out and will let everyone know when I see it. Thanks for checking the site.
     
  8. Darklight

    Darklight Jun 27, 2006 Pennsylvania
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    I guess this was distributed late this year? I remember drinking this before Christmas last year.
     
  9. DoubleSunshine610

    DoubleSunshine610 Mar 29, 2012 Pennsylvania

    origlio has it in their warehouse but apparently they are waiting on the rest of the shipment. Always a good idea to sit on fresh, hoppy goodness.
     
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  10. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania

    Origlio has a reputation for dawdling on the distribution of hoppy beers. Assuming this reputation is well deserved, why do they consistently do this? Do any of the retail accounts put pressure on Origlio on this matter? Or maybe a ‘better’ question is: can the retail accounts put pressure on Origlio on this matter?

    Cheers!
     
  11. jwat

    jwat Jan 19, 2012 Pennsylvania

    To play devil's advocate, Origlio doesn't want to piss off most of their accounts by only sending Sucks to some places while forcing others to wait. In their view, much better to get the beer to everyone at the same time, even if that sacrifices some of its freshness. Or they just hate IPA's and their customers, which is much more fun to believe.
     
  12. chcfan

    chcfan Oct 29, 2008 California

    I'm pretty sure it's the latter.
     
  13. Steeeve

    Steeeve Nov 16, 2010 Pennsylvania

    Why am I not surprised Lagunitas is distributed by Origlio. It generally takes around 6 weeks before I start seeing their monthly releases in stores. We'll probably get it in February.
     
  14. chcfan

    chcfan Oct 29, 2008 California

    I get what you're saying, jwat, but this is a product that is best when fresh. Them sitting on it is literally diminishing the quality of the beer. There has to be a better way than "we'll just sit on this until there's enough, that way all of our accounts and in turn their customers an inferior product due to our aging process" as opposed to some getting it fresh and the rest getting their's the next wave comes in. I'm sure it would be a major PETA to deal with who got fresh stuff and rotating the schedules or whatever, but they already do that sort of thing with limited beers like RR. I just can't agree with any kind of policy that does a disservice to the product and consumers like that. I'm still pissed about the fact that the Stone Ruination 10th was over 2 months old when it reached the shelves here. That's some unacceptable shit right there.
     
  15. Adenn1

    Adenn1 Jan 22, 2009 Pennsylvania

    Got notice that it should arrive at the Beer Yard in Wayne on 1/22...and they are taking pre-orders. I got a case reserved and can't wait!
     
  16. bluetieman

    bluetieman Sep 26, 2009 Pennsylvania
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    Any in Philly interested in splitting a case...I'm technically abstaining until my PTY visit to SF.
     
  17. pumpkin1

    pumpkin1 Jul 31, 2006 Pennsylvania

    Does anyone know an approximate price for a case?
     
  18. bluetieman

    bluetieman Sep 26, 2009 Pennsylvania
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    I don't remember it being as much as the other hot releases last year...maybe $50...still looking to split one...
     
  19. daleyke

    daleyke Aug 15, 2009 Pennsylvania

    Anyone seen this yet?
     
  20. HokiesandBeer

    HokiesandBeer Jan 10, 2013 Pennsylvania
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    Not yet but I have to go to my local shop today to reserve my case of Hopslam and I was planning on asking them about the arrival/availability of this one. Will post if I find out anything of substance.
     
  21. FatBoyGotSwagger

    FatBoyGotSwagger Apr 4, 2009 Pennsylvania

    I'm gonna pick up my case of sucks today, I imagine many will be doing the same.
     
  22. xtremeski2001

    xtremeski2001 Sep 20, 2010 Pennsylvania

    Got my case today - $42.92 + tax. Great price for what you get, IMHO. To me, it's very similar to Bell's Hopslam, but at half the price!
     
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  23. HokiesandBeer

    HokiesandBeer Jan 10, 2013 Pennsylvania
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    Yeah just got back from my local and the guy said they were originally told they'd be receiving some cases back 2-3 weeks ago but something got fouled up with the shipping etc...Was told they were expecting it any day now.
     
  24. neas

    neas Oct 18, 2011 Pennsylvania

    Not sure if this helps many people but I work in the suburbs and wegmans in warrington has it. Just got it today.
     
  25. distvan

    distvan Jun 8, 2010 Pennsylvania

    My wife just picked up a case for me from Spaz beverage in West Chester. About $56 a case. Can't wait to get home!!!
     
  26. distvan

    distvan Jun 8, 2010 Pennsylvania

    Sorry wrong price. $41 a case.
     
  27. HokiesandBeer

    HokiesandBeer Jan 10, 2013 Pennsylvania
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    Drove past Spaz Beverage twice today! Guess I know where I'll be going tomorrow...
     
  28. jscottku21

    jscottku21 Aug 5, 2006 Pennsylvania

    Anyone know if this will make its way to the Lehigh Valley? Its difficult to find Lagunitas around here...
     
  29. HokiesandBeer

    HokiesandBeer Jan 10, 2013 Pennsylvania
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    Well picked up my case this afternoon in West Chester and not only that, but sitting behind the counter was a case of Stone Enjoy By which was only delivered this morning! Grabbed that sucker and now I just have to wait for my case of Hopslam to come in.
     
  30. Blanco

    Blanco Oct 11, 2008 Pennsylvania
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    that's a lot of cases of hoppy, time-sensitve beer. Hope you have some friends to help!
     
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  31. zekeman17

    zekeman17 Feb 14, 2010 Pennsylvania
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    Same thing happened to me, except I scored a case of Nugget Nectar to go along with my Sucks.
    It was a very good night.
     
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  32. HokiesandBeer

    HokiesandBeer Jan 10, 2013 Pennsylvania
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    That I do! Heading into Philly on Saturday for my friends Chilli competition at The Pope and plan on bringing some down!
     
  33. HokiesandBeer

    HokiesandBeer Jan 10, 2013 Pennsylvania
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    Haha man, they had about a dozen or so cases of the Nugget Nectar there and I won't lie...I was tempting to throw in one of those as well but I've got enough on my plate as is.
     
  34. LBIsurf

    LBIsurf Mar 17, 2009 New Jersey

    Not exactly in Philly, but for those on the Jersey side of the river, Jay's Elbow Room on route 73 in Maple Shade has Sucks in bottles right now.
     
  35. xnicknj

    xnicknj May 25, 2009 Pennsylvania

    Hawthornes had bottles yesterday, also on tap at Devils Den
     
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