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Lagunitas Sucks Holiday Ale - Petaluma, CA
Lagunitas Sucks Holiday Ale -
It is a sad day
at Lagunitas when we have to tell you that our favorite seasonal — Brown
Shugga — will take a year off and come back in full force in the fall of
2012 after the installation of our new brewhouse. A brand new beer that’s
sure to please is our “Lagunitas Sucks Holiday Ale”….. it’s our BrownShugga’
substitute. This beer is a Dry-Hopped ‘Cereal Medley’ of Barley, Rye, Wheat,
and Oats…. full of complexishness from the 4 grains, and weighing in at 7.6%
abv, it is mondo-dry-hopped for that big aroma and resinous hop flavor.
Holiday Ale Review from
First off I just have to say what a surprise this was as soon as I opened it and
took a whiff. WOW. Not your normal predictable Lagunitas brew profiling the
beers spice character. And, not a Holiday beer by any means. If you are looking
for that slightly spicey and sweet Xmas beer go elsewhere. This is a hop lovers
kind of holiday brew!
Appearance: Gold and Yellow....bit of orange in there.
Smell: Citrus hops.. I couldn't help but smell Hop Slam in there. Really.
Taste: Great hop profile. Nice balance of malt and hop bite. Not too sweet
though. Retains a tiny bit of dry finish. For a one off beer this has a great
west coast IPA flavor
Mouthfeel: Def a dIPA on my tounge. Nice and sticky!
Overall: Easily my favorite brew Lagunitas has ever released. I'm just hoping
they keep this one around for years to come!
Lagunitas Sucks Holiday Ale Label
This sad holiday season we didn’t have the brewing capacity to
make our favorite seasonal brew, the widely feared BrownShugga’
Ale. You see, we had a couple of good years (thank you very
much) and so heading into this season while we are awaiting a
January delivery of a new brewhouse we are jammin’ along brewing
80 barrels of IPA and PILS and such every 3 hours. A couple of
months back we realized that since we can only brew a mere 60
barrels of Shugga every 5 hours, that we were seriously screwed.
For every case of Shugga’ brewed, we’d short 3 cases of our
daily brews. The new brewhouse will help insure that this kind
of failure never happens again. It’s a mess that we can not brew
our BrownShugga’ this year and we suck for not doing it. There
is nothing cool about screwing up this badly and we know it.
Maybe we can sue our sorry selves. There is no joy in our hearts
this holiday and the best we can hope for is a quick and
merciful end. F*@& us. This totally blows. Whatever. We freaking
munch moldy donkey butt and we just want it all to be over ….