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Discussion in 'Beer News' started by NJOssie, May 9, 2012.
I'm looking forward to the day Sucks is all over Houston...year round...Mmmmm Beer
When? Damn it when?
when they don't run out of hops.
Laginitas Brown Shugga Substitute Substitute ( ie: Sucks Even More) anyone? I hear its a gruit.
Haven't seen it anywhere.
Probably won't be year round until the Chicago brewery is up and running.
Out of convenience I stopped at a shit beer store on Saturday and there before me, three cases of Sucks. Fresh from last year.
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!
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.
Sounds like he was only talking about the 32 oz. bottles. I hope he was, that is.
I read somewhere that Sucks 6pks showed up in North Carolina today? No confirmation yet.
sam's and tasty both had cases of 6 packs today. confirmed.
They are in Nebraska. I think Tony was just f**king with us this entire time. LOL
Is the Sucks confirmed to be tasty? & what city is this?
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!
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.
I was also doubtful but here's a pic from Sam's Quik Shop in NC
Yes, there are many many cases of it in NC right now.
Pic from Tasty's FB page...this is good news!!! Google, how does it work?
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!
Road trip in the morning!!!!
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.
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.
that is totally a '12 bottle broseph stalin. nice try.
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.
Pretty sure Sucks is gone at most Durham bottle shops... just so you don't waste a trip.
id bet those are old sixers. i saw the same thing about a month ago at total wine.
did anyone in the triangle area try a bottle yet? wondering if this is fresh or old stock....?
My buddy in Raleigh said it was great, bottle date says two weeks ago..
They still had lots of it at carrboro bev and tj's in carrboro last night.
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.
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.
Sounds like a great idea.
What were the composite rankings?
Good question! I still have everyone's list, let me put it on a spreadsheet. Will report back.
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).