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Lagunitas Sucks Holiday Ale - Petaluma, CA

Lagunitas Sucks Holiday Ale - Petaluma, CA

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.


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Lagunitas Sucks Holiday Ale Review from Beer Advocate
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 ….


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