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Lagunitas Sucks sightings in the Boston area yet?

Discussion in 'New England' started by geoffpm, Dec 26, 2012.

  1. geoffpm

    geoffpm Sep 10, 2007 Massachusetts
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    Would love to find some before the ice storm !!!
     
  2. jamvt

    jamvt Aug 5, 2005 Massachusetts
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    stopped into redstone today and was told that it hasn't hit ma distributors yet. it's due this week. most likely to hit retail early next week and a slim chance this friday.
     
  3. jlordi12

    jlordi12 Jun 8, 2011 Massachusetts
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    This would be too good to be true
     
  4. WeymouthMike

    WeymouthMike Jun 22, 2004 Massachusetts
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    I would love for this to be true, but I've asked around south of Boston and they haven't had the chance to order yet.
     
  5. SunDevilBeer

    SunDevilBeer May 9, 2003 Massachusetts

    Fresh Ithaca Flower Power has become much more available in the past few weeks. That should satisfy any hopheads' wants in lieu of Sucks.
     
  6. Crawfordesquire

    Crawfordesquire Dec 20, 2011 California
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    Completely different hop profile, apples to oranges IMO.
     
  7. jlordi12

    jlordi12 Jun 8, 2011 Massachusetts
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    I love FP but everyone needs variety. I could bounce between Hoponius , FP and Sucks and be very happy.
     
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  8. AlcahueteJ

    AlcahueteJ Dec 4, 2004 Massachusetts

    More like comparing a Red Delicious to a McIntosh. If you feel like an "apple", Flower Power should suffice until Sucks is distributed to Boston.
     
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  9. wobblymailman

    wobblymailman Nov 19, 2006 Massachusetts

    On tap at Union Brewhouse in weymouth.
     
  10. WeymouthMike

    WeymouthMike Jun 22, 2004 Massachusetts
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    Wish they were open today. Looks like I'll have to wait until tomorrow.
     
  11. andylipp

    andylipp Dec 8, 2006 Massachusetts
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    Still on as of right now.
     
  12. ShogoKawada

    ShogoKawada May 31, 2009 Pennsylvania

    on Tap in Providence @ Wild Colonial
     
  13. jamvt

    jamvt Aug 5, 2005 Massachusetts
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    draft came mid-december, but package wasn't scheduled until last week of december.
     
  14. jbertsch

    jbertsch Dec 14, 2008 Massachusetts

    Just saw it added to Craft Beer Cellar's online inventory...
     
  15. KBrennan1000

    KBrennan1000 Sep 20, 2010 Massachusetts

    I really hope this doesn't turn out to be like the Firestone XVI for me. They still "haven't figured out the allocations" on that one. God bless the South Shore.
     
  16. jamvt

    jamvt Aug 5, 2005 Massachusetts
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    just popped into redstone and picked up a 6pk of sucks. apparently the first shipment was only 130 cases so the distrib is limiting accounts to 2 cases to start. their expecting another 350 cases to hit the distributor later this week, possibly for a friday delivery. sucks will be available through march in 6pks with no limiits once the inventory arrives.
     
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  17. WeymouthMike

    WeymouthMike Jun 22, 2004 Massachusetts
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    Well if its on the north shore us south shore people should see it before the Super Bowl, gives me time to finish my celebrations. Good news on the steady supply for a few months.
     
  18. KBrennan1000

    KBrennan1000 Sep 20, 2010 Massachusetts

    Taking bets now; Sucks on the South Shore or pitchers and catchers report, which comes first?
     
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  19. geoffpm

    geoffpm Sep 10, 2007 Massachusetts
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    Bought a case yesterday at Julios. MArty's says weds for delivery.
    Not sure if the ibus are lower this year but still very tasty and worth the drive to julios
     
  20. Auror

    Auror Jan 1, 2010 Massachusetts
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    Yeah just heard it got snapped up by early delivery days, so places that get delivery later in the week may not get it this week.
     
  21. jamvt

    jamvt Aug 5, 2005 Massachusetts
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    the batch that initially came in was bottled 12/17. at the very least, you'll get uber fresh product.
     
  22. geoffpm

    geoffpm Sep 10, 2007 Massachusetts
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    How do you find the bottling date on Lagunitus?
     
  23. irv2424

    irv2424 Feb 6, 2011 Massachusetts
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    So I had some on tap in Union square at the independent last weekend, didnt ask how much they had though
     
  24. jamvt

    jamvt Aug 5, 2005 Massachusetts
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    They use Julian coding. Look for a number about an inch down the neck in black. The First 3 digits indicate the day it was bottled. The first 3 digits on my bottle were 356. This indicates it was bottled on the 356th day of 2012, which was 12/17/12.
     
  25. geoffpm

    geoffpm Sep 10, 2007 Massachusetts
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    got it thanks ! My numbers are the same as yours
     
  26. jbertsch

    jbertsch Dec 14, 2008 Massachusetts

    I sure hope this beer shows up in my area this week... I was really hoping to get this beer under a month from bottling. Is that too much for a man to ask of his IPAs once in a while?
     
  27. jamvt

    jamvt Aug 5, 2005 Massachusetts
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    The good news is that was the only shipment MA was getting from that bottling. The Sucks that comes next will most definitely be from late December or early January. The bad news is you may have to wait until next week for it to arrive. Slim chance it will ship to accounts on Friday.
     
  28. WeymouthMike

    WeymouthMike Jun 22, 2004 Massachusetts
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    You're optimistic, I'm hoping before the trade deadline.
     
  29. Ataraxia

    Ataraxia Sep 20, 2012 Massachusetts
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    Confused..pitchers and catchers = FTs and ISOs?

    Anyways, half a case because it seemed to be in demand-ish but I wasn't about to spring for full cases on something I've never had before. It seems almost like an IPA; at least, it's not strong enough to be an American strong ale
    Suppose it will more sessionable than a quintet of bored jazz pros :rolleyes:
     
  30. andylipp

    andylipp Dec 8, 2006 Massachusetts
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    Future beer anthropologists take note: above is the first post in what will undoubtedly be a long tradition of "Sucks isn't as hoppy as last year" posts. I'm honored to be witnessing history in the making.
     
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  31. WeymouthMike

    WeymouthMike Jun 22, 2004 Massachusetts
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    I detect more spices maybe cinnamon or all-spice :)
     
  32. Dools9

    Dools9 Jul 5, 2011 Massachusetts

    Honestly, from what I remember from last year, it does seem a touch more tame in the bitterness department but in a very good way. Its super slammable for nearly 8% which is awesome. Then again my tastes could have changed in a year but either way its still delicious.
     
  33. Fluke828

    Fluke828 Feb 2, 2011 Massachusetts

    Seriously? Not a baseball guy eh?
     
  34. Ataraxia

    Ataraxia Sep 20, 2012 Massachusetts
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    A-nope.
     
  35. bleakies

    bleakies Apr 11, 2011 Massachusetts

    I picked some up today at Walsh's in Brighton. I don't have sufficient palate memory to recall if it's different from last year's, really, but if I had to guess I'd guess that there's a bit less of a warming alcohol aspect to it this year. Regardless, I'm totally digging it.
     
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  36. KBrennan1000

    KBrennan1000 Sep 20, 2010 Massachusetts

    Huzzah, apparently the South Shore distro got Sucks in the warehouse today. So for people like me, it'll be around on Thursday.
     
  37. MarkF150

    MarkF150 Feb 9, 2009 Massachusetts
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    Had it on tap yesterday at the Amesbury Ale House
     
  38. Dools9

    Dools9 Jul 5, 2011 Massachusetts

    Picked up a sixer today at Pembroke Center Liquors, had about 4 cases left.
     
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  39. shlauncha

    shlauncha Mar 23, 2009 Massachusetts

    Any leads in Brighton/Newton/Watertown area, or did I miss it? Can't seem to find any.
     
  40. patrickcmcd

    patrickcmcd Dec 25, 2010 Massachusetts
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    Pops in Easton had 5 cases as of last Friday.
     
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