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News Lagunitas Sucks to be Year Round

Discussion in 'Beer News & Releases' started by NJOssie, May 9, 2012.

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  1. tx_beer_man

    tx_beer_man Initiate (176) Jan 22, 2013 Texas
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    I'm looking forward to the day Sucks is all over Houston...year round...Mmmmm Beer
  2. Jacob007

    Jacob007 Aspirant (217) Sep 18, 2012 New Hampshire
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    When? Damn it when?
  3. FatBoyGotSwagger

    FatBoyGotSwagger Savant (998) Apr 4, 2009 Pennsylvania

    when they don't run out of hops.
  4. drocpsu

    drocpsu Initiate (195) Dec 25, 2006 New Hampshire

    Laginitas Brown Shugga Substitute Substitute ( ie: Sucks Even More) anyone? I hear its a gruit.
  5. Spikester

    Spikester Poo-Bah (1,745) Jul 14, 2007 Oregon

    Haven't seen it anywhere.
  6. raynmoon

    raynmoon Crusader (724) Aug 13, 2011 Colorado
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    Probably won't be year round until the Chicago brewery is up and running.
  7. Harnkus

    Harnkus Initiate (0) Oct 31, 2013 New York

    Out of convenience I stopped at a shit beer store on Saturday and there before me, three cases of Sucks. Fresh from last year.

    Fucking sin.
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  8. CowsandBeer

    CowsandBeer Devotee (486) Sep 24, 2012 Nebraska
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  9. Dan_Bowman

    Dan_Bowman Aspirant (217) Apr 11, 2010 Ohio
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    Found this in the Dirtwolf vs Sucks thread. Quoting DogTown (Tony from Lagunitas). Sounds like most people won't see fresh sucks until February. I believe the plan is to have the Chicago location brewing beer in January.

    Greetings BA'rs. The first run of 32oz Sucks will be next week but due to our capacity constraints CA will be the only distribution area. As Chicago comes alive we'll expand that. It's capacity that has kept that genie in the bottle, so to speak.
    To those who say that Sucks doesn't age well, I take comfort in the knowledge that you'll never get to taste it pre-natal from a fermenter. Personally, I won't drink it after day -1 just before bottling. I feel your pain... Oh wait... No I don't!
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  10. PaulyB83

    PaulyB83 Crusader (781) Sep 1, 2013 Michigan
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    February is fine by me. There are too many beers coming out right now as it is, many of them expensive barrel aged one. I can't think of anything coming out that time of the year so it will give me something to look forward to. And, being in West Michigan, if I can get fresh Sucks from Chicago at that point then all the better.
  11. otispdriftwood

    otispdriftwood Defender (631) Dec 9, 2011 Colorado
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    Sounds like he was only talking about the 32 oz. bottles. I hope he was, that is.
  12. AnchorDrops

    AnchorDrops Aspirant (271) May 11, 2013 Michigan
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    I read somewhere that Sucks 6pks showed up in North Carolina today? No confirmation yet.
  13. riotinmyskull

    riotinmyskull Initiate (0) Dec 15, 2011 Virginia

    sam's and tasty both had cases of 6 packs today. confirmed.
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  14. BrettHead

    BrettHead Devotee (479) Sep 18, 2010 Nebraska

    They are in Nebraska. I think Tony was just f**king with us this entire time. LOL :grinning:
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  15. goingbrokeonbeer

    goingbrokeonbeer Savant (956) Dec 4, 2013 South Carolina
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    Is the Sucks confirmed to be tasty? & what city is this?
  16. hoerr

    hoerr Aspirant (230) Oct 18, 2009 South Carolina

    In a blind last year, 4 people, fresh Pliny, Heady, Zombie Dust, Head Hunter, Alchemy Hour and Sucks, Sucks got two 2nds, a 3rd & a 4th. This is serious beer to have this readily available year round. Brah-fricking-voh!

  17. BSW

    BSW Aspirant (274) Jun 20, 2011 California
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    North Carolina? That's would be awesome, but I'm somewhat dubious. Lagunitas is pretty good about getting things into the NorCal market first and I haven't seen any sign of sixers of Sucks.

    As a matter of fact, Sucks wasn't even available at the brew pub until yesterday.
  18. AnchorDrops

    AnchorDrops Aspirant (271) May 11, 2013 Michigan
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    I was also doubtful but here's a pic from Sam's Quik Shop in NC

  19. mechamifune

    mechamifune Devotee (431) Jan 26, 2008 North Carolina
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    Yes, there are many many cases of it in NC right now.
  20. AnchorDrops

    AnchorDrops Aspirant (271) May 11, 2013 Michigan
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    Pic from Tasty's FB page...this is good news!!! Google, how does it work?

  21. BSW

    BSW Aspirant (274) Jun 20, 2011 California
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    That's great! It does seem like Tony's been messing with us. Enjoy! I'm off to the bottle shop to look for fresh sixers of Sucks!
  22. Hillbilly

    Hillbilly Initiate (0) Nov 3, 2012 Tennessee

    Road trip in the morning!!!!
  23. Bond111

    Bond111 Aspirant (228) Feb 14, 2011 Minnesota
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    So Sucks is showing up in places, great news. I remember 2 years ago when I was in MN on a trip that I brought back 3 six packs for my good friend and I. Needless to say we were blown away by how great it was. Simply put, ever since then we've been hooked.
    #303 Bond111, Dec 7, 2013
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  24. basics

    basics Initiate (78) Oct 27, 2011 North Carolina
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    If anyone's still doubtfull, tasty bev's website confirms they got in sucks today, though it's already sold out http://tastybeverageco.com/beer/

    I can say for the rest of NC folks, greensboro hasn't gotten any in yet. I might drive down tomorrow to Durham and grab a 6pack.
  25. basics

    basics Initiate (78) Oct 27, 2011 North Carolina
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    that is totally a '12 bottle broseph stalin. nice try.
  26. JBogan

    JBogan Champion (826) Jul 15, 2007 California

    Six packs of Sucks showed up about a week ago here in Vegas in some stores.The Lagunitas writing on on the cardboard carrier mentions something about "...here in 2012...", so I really don't know if this is old beer or if Lagunitas is just using old packaging.
  27. burgerpaw

    burgerpaw Initiate (115) Aug 11, 2013 North Carolina

    Pretty sure Sucks is gone at most Durham bottle shops... just so you don't waste a trip.
  28. Waldomega

    Waldomega Initiate (0) Jan 15, 2013 Nevada

    id bet those are old sixers. i saw the same thing about a month ago at total wine.
  29. riotinmyskull

    riotinmyskull Initiate (0) Dec 15, 2011 Virginia

    did anyone in the triangle area try a bottle yet? wondering if this is fresh or old stock....?
  30. wolfeman007

    wolfeman007 Aspirant (244) Aug 26, 2007 North Carolina

    My buddy in Raleigh said it was great, bottle date says two weeks ago..
  31. mechamifune

    mechamifune Devotee (431) Jan 26, 2008 North Carolina
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    They still had lots of it at carrboro bev and tj's in carrboro last night.
  32. tsauce2

    tsauce2 Initiate (0) Oct 12, 2011 Indiana
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    Until they hit the Indianapolis market, I don't give a F. Just wish our distributors would get their sh!t together and work this out.
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  33. AnchorDrops

    AnchorDrops Aspirant (271) May 11, 2013 Michigan
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    Come on man, the date codes on the necks of Lagunitas are so easy to read, its clear from the picture that this is fresh.
  34. HeadyTheElder

    HeadyTheElder Disciple (384) Nov 3, 2012 Louisiana
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    Sounds like a great idea.

    What were the composite rankings?
  35. hoerr

    hoerr Aspirant (230) Oct 18, 2009 South Carolina

    Good question! I still have everyone's list, let me put it on a spreadsheet. Will report back.
  36. hoerr

    hoerr Aspirant (230) Oct 18, 2009 South Carolina











    Head Hunter


    Full disclosure, it turned out the Zombie Dust was about 6+ months old, so I don't think it represented as well as it should have. It's also an APA and those are some pretty beastly IPAs/IIPAs. I wasn't that surprised honestly that Sucks ranked so well, but was surprised at all the BA hype around Head Hunter and it almost universally scored lowest (one person scored it 4th of the 6, one 5th and 2 dead last).
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