Release Lagunitas Willetized Coffee Stout

Discussion in 'Beer News & Releases' started by slander420, Aug 22, 2017.

  1. slander420

    slander420 Initiate (82) Jul 12, 2016 Florida

    Super excited for this one! It's going to be hard to top High-Westified, but I'm willing to put in the research :wink:. The label just passed approval. No release date yet.
  2. ManBearPat

    ManBearPat Disciple (392) Dec 2, 2014 Colorado

    Any word on 6ers or will it just be bombers???!
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  3. slander420

    slander420 Initiate (82) Jul 12, 2016 Florida

    No news other than the label approval so far. I would imagine they will follow suit and put them in sixers.
  4. BeerBobber

    BeerBobber Devotee (486) Nov 23, 2015 Nevada

    Interesting, what is whilletized?
  5. LavaLite

    LavaLite Initiate (37) Dec 3, 2016 Illinois

    Label states 12 ounces so I would guess 6 ers for sure
  6. SovietBillCosby

    SovietBillCosby Initiate (63) Dec 6, 2013 New Jersey

    The label says it will be in 12oz format so I'm going to assume six packs.
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  7. ndepriest

    ndepriest Initiate (199) Feb 21, 2012 Georgia

    Willett>>>>>>>>>High West
  8. stuncandy

    stuncandy Initiate (52) May 5, 2016 Iowa

    Aged in Willett bourbon barrels
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  9. ndepriest

    ndepriest Initiate (199) Feb 21, 2012 Georgia

    Well, Willett Rye presumably.
  10. AZBeerDude72

    AZBeerDude72 Meyvn (1,318) Jun 10, 2016 Arizona
    Premium Trader

    Nice! This sounds good to me, love coffee/stout beers, aged in Rye oak is just icing on the cake....:stuck_out_tongue:
  11. matcris

    matcris Meyvn (1,063) Sep 17, 2015 Arizona

    Bring it on!!
  12. HopsDubosc

    HopsDubosc Initiate (135) Apr 24, 2015 Vermont

    Yes please. They knocked it out last year with the High Westified. And at such a solid price too
  13. QuakeAttack

    QuakeAttack Devotee (438) Mar 19, 2012 California

    Oh my! Rye stouts are one of my favorites!
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  14. keithmurray

    keithmurray Meyvn (1,234) Oct 7, 2009 Connecticut

    If its at the same price point as High Westified, put me down for at least one sixer. Keep pumping out high quality beers at great prices!
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  15. keithmurray

    keithmurray Meyvn (1,234) Oct 7, 2009 Connecticut

    I was thinking this was going to be a draft onky release, but if it becomes available in sixers, Im just going to have to break down and grab some!
  16. JoeK89

    JoeK89 Initiate (152) Mar 29, 2015 Massachusetts

    I foolishly did not stock up on High Westys last year and will not be making the same mistake with this.
  17. JoeK89

    JoeK89 Initiate (152) Mar 29, 2015 Massachusetts

    So it appears that they are releasing a non-coffee imp stout aged in Willet barrels on tap (Dec 2017) and then this "willetized coffee stout" will be in 12oz format?
  18. jcb7472

    jcb7472 Zealot (515) Jul 13, 2011 Florida

    My uncle in law got me a growler of this beer last summer. They had it at Total Wine in Stuart FL if I remember correctly. It was damn good and at least on par if not a little better than the Lagunitas High Westified I purchased previously in 6 packs. Glad to hear they are bottling it.
  19. Hoppedelic

    Hoppedelic Devotee (416) Dec 6, 2010 California
    Premium Trader

    It's not a Rye stout, it's a coffee stout aged in Rye whiskey barrels.

    Yes, they are two different beers. Bourbon barrel Imperial stout on tap (this has been released on tap before) and Rye barrel Coffee stout in bottles.
  20. Scott17Taylor

    Scott17Taylor Meyvn (1,322) Oct 28, 2013 Iowa

    Sweet, hopefully it's a little easier to come by than the high west. The high west was sold out within hours just about everywhere.
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  21. MichaelShmichael

    MichaelShmichael Initiate (31) Apr 17, 2017 Georgia

    I didn't see High West once in GA outside of two kegs. Hope this is a bit more evenly distributed.
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  22. bbtkd

    bbtkd Poo-Bah (2,041) Sep 20, 2015 South Dakota

    Hope they can increase bottle production since High-Westified only got here on-tap. Luckily I did have a pint and got a growler.
  23. Alex_Awesome_H

    Alex_Awesome_H Initiate (46) Jan 2, 2016 Illinois

    Last year this was draft only. I thought it was a solid BA stout but wasn't particularly blown away with it. For what I got, the price point was about right, but didn't remember it being super cheap. Interested what this will look like when it's bottled. I like High-West because it was a budget KBS that lasted way longer (considering that you bet x2 bottles for $5 less).

    Either way kinda sad to see HW gone but like to try some more Willet in the coming year.
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  24. Hoppedelic

    Hoppedelic Devotee (416) Dec 6, 2010 California
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    That was a different beer and different barrel, Imperial stout in bourbon barrels.
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  25. Hoppedelic

    Hoppedelic Devotee (416) Dec 6, 2010 California
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    Can't wait to try this side by side with High-Westified.
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  26. Pisthetaerus

    Pisthetaerus Initiate (0) Dec 3, 2014 Connecticut

    I'd assume this is replacing High Westified. High west is owned by constellation, those barrels will prolly go to Ballast point now. High westified has really surprised me with how well it's been holding up though.
  27. Hoppedelic

    Hoppedelic Devotee (416) Dec 6, 2010 California
    Premium Trader

    Yeah it's replacing it but I still have 3 six packs and 2 22oz bottles of High-Westified.
  28. Giantspace

    Giantspace Defender (648) Dec 22, 2011 Pennsylvania

    The first run 22oz are better than the 12oz and are still very good. I have 4 left.

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  29. sharpski

    sharpski Champion (835) Oct 11, 2010 Oregon

    Having tried the non-coffee Willet last winter, I'm a little bummed that this year's 6pks will have coffee like High Westified. I know I'm in a crazy minority that doesn't want coffee, but I hoped Lagunitas found the coffee didn't mesh with the different barrels and changed the recipe for the Willet version. I liked the HW enough (when it was fresh) to grab multiple 6 pks for tasting over time with the hope that the coffee would fade.

    Based on the non-coffee draft that came out last year, I thought I'd found the holy grail for my cellar: quality barrel-aged stout in 12oz at a great price point. The HW I had a few weeks ago was already starting to get some green pepper influence, so I think this will be a single 6pk for me this year and drunk fresh.
  30. CJNAPS

    CJNAPS Meyvn (1,007) Nov 3, 2013 California

    I'm in !
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  31. lanedlr

    lanedlr Aspirant (274) Jul 2, 2014 California

    I thought HW was Cappacino Stout put into barrels and that's why the coffee was barely perceptible in the finished beer. Being a coffee beer fan that doesn't age my beer, and therefore doesn't experience the green pepper taste I've read so much about, I hope that Willettized uses coffee directly as part of the process rather than the once removed HW.
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  32. bbtkd

    bbtkd Poo-Bah (2,041) Sep 20, 2015 South Dakota

    Coffee is OK by me as long as it doesn't bring a lot of bitterness, as long as it doesn't overpower the taste of the base beer, and as long as it doesn't add green pepper taste when aged.
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  33. Wolfhead

    Wolfhead Initiate (179) Sep 1, 2009 Illinois

    Will definitely check this one out
  34. tzieser

    tzieser Savant (961) Nov 21, 2006 New Jersey

    I wasn't able to score any sixers (or singles even!) of High Westified. Hopefully I'll get to try this one.
  35. sharpski

    sharpski Champion (835) Oct 11, 2010 Oregon

    The HW bottle label reads "High-Westified Imperial Coffee Stout aged in High West Rye Barrels" and lists an ABV of 12.2%. The 6pk holder has different small text under "Imperial Coffee Stout" and reads "Ale brewed with coffee and then aged in High West Rye barrels". No mention anywhere of Cappuccino.

    The largest font size on last year's labeling was reserved for the word "Imperial" and this year's doesn't seem to use it at all. A little strange given that Willetized is only 0.2% lower in ABV than HW, though Lagunitas is under no obligation to call it an Imperial Coffee Stout.
  36. HermitDan

    HermitDan Disciple (326) Apr 30, 2016 New Jersey

    Never had Willett's rye before. Their bourbon is out of this world and I'm more of a rye guy than a bourbon guy so my expectations are high. So pumped for this.
  37. Haybeerman

    Haybeerman Poo-Bah (2,309) May 21, 2008 Colorado

    I'll keep a rye out for this one...somebody had to say it
  38. BWood

    BWood Defender (636) Jan 4, 2015 California

    Love the one hitter series. Let's see how this matches up to high westified. It's going to be tough
  39. Urk1127

    Urk1127 Meyvn (1,298) Jul 2, 2014 New Jersey

  40. raynmoon

    raynmoon Crusader (776) Aug 13, 2011 Colorado

    It's because they've made a "high westified" cappuccino stout. I had it back in 2013. Draft Only. They did a few different variations on it as well if I remember correctly.
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